Join us for a full day of events for dog owners and animal lovers of all ages! Attend a specific program or spend the entire day with us. Programs begin on the hour and last about 45 minutes. No registration required. Just drop in!
10:00 – Reading Canine Body Language
In some ways it’s pretty obvious what our dogs are trying to say. When they drop a ball at our feet we know they want to play. When they stare at us while we eat we know they want our food.
But what does it mean when they show the whites of their eyes, or when they hold their tails up high? And does a wagging tail always mean a dog is friendly? Knowing how to “read dog” can help improve your relationship with your dog, and also keep you and your children safe.
This seminar is appropriate for adults, but also kids ages 10 and up.
11:00 – Grooming Tips & Tricks
Grooming is an important part of keeping your dog healthy and happy. There are several measures you can take at home to keep your pup looking their best. Learn tips and tricks from a professional groomer. There will be time for questions following the demonstration.
12:00 – Make It!: Dog Toys
Craft a new toy for your pup at this special Make It! event. We’ll use fleece to braid a dog pull toy. Take it home with you! Drop in anytime from 12:00-1:00. One per person while supplies last. All ages welcome.
1:00 – Learn About Therapy Dogs
Dan Babe and Dakota the Golden Retriever will join us for this all ages event. Learn what a therapy dog is, all of the different jobs they can have, and how a dog becomes trained and certified to serve in this important role. All ages welcome.
Dan and Dakota have been library volunteers for over a year, participating in our program Doggy Tales, inviting kids in first through eighth grade to build confidence and skills by reading to Dakota.
2:00 – Dog Tales Family Storytime
Our traditional half-hour family storytime gets a twist for Dog Days! Enjoy dog-themed books, songs, and play.
Dog Days of Winter is a part of the Libraries Transform campaign. This February all 24 public libraries of Jefferson and Waukesha Counties are showing our citizens how libraries transform lives and make our communities stronger through a range of programs and initiatives.