Pet lovers and their four legged friends, are finding the time to get out and enjoy the start of summer with a whirl wind of leashes, collars, and tags.
The Marathon County Humane Society hosted an informational day for pet owners at the Weston Dog Park on Saturday.
Veterinarians and dog trainers gave educational speeches to area residents on the proper way to keep their pets happy, healthy, and well behaved.
Some pet owners say caring for a pet is like having a small child and with the knowledge gained in Saturday’s dog social, Area residents are sure to see their furry family member in a different light.
The Dog Social seems to be the event of the season, not only for canines but for the dog owners as well; giving them a chance to learn more about their pets. "
Trainer Heidi Drengler-Goethel says, ‘The common problems are posturing where the dogs are real stiff or there picking on other smaller dogs we want to be able to get the owners to step up and keep the dogs safe is the bottom line."
Trainers say problems with pets often begin with the owners and ensuring proper dog behavior can be maintained with training to teach the basics.
"Consistent training is key; going to obedience class is great, but the training has to continue even after classes,” says Drengler-Goethel.
Marathon County Humane society Officer Heather Marincel says, "This is one of the services that we said we would provide with the new building so hopefully this is a forward step and I’m glad to work with the Village of Weston and have them put their step forward in trusting us."
Those attending the event took part in drawings for door prizes, enjoyed refreshments, and received complimentary cake as well as a dog scarf.