Barking dog seminar back by popular demand
  • Tuesday 18 April 2017
barking dog seminar, dr cam day, thea and ed vanags

Image: Park the Bark attendees Thea and Ed Vanags, with their 21-month old Wheaten Terrier, Emi

The recent Park the Bark barking dog seminar run by Sunshine Coast Council was so successful, another one is has been scheduled for June 14.

Attended by more than 50 local dog owners, they (and their neighbours) will soon be enjoying more peace and quiet thanks to the seminar hosted by renowned animal behaviourist Dr Cam Day.

The free educational seminar, held on March 2, covered real examples of barking dog cases, a look at which dogs bark the most, a key to solve barking behaviour, solutions for “when I am home” barking, and solutions for “when I am away” barking.

Community Programs Portfolio Councillor Jenny McKay said if you missed out the first time, don’t worry, council would be hosting another Park the Bark seminar in June.

“Thanks to the wonderful feedback we received and requests from residents who were unable to make it to the first seminar, we are organising another one,” Cr McKay said.

“It’s great to see dog owners taking responsibility and educating themselves with tips and solutions for reducing this unwanted behaviour.”

Attendees of the seminar were thrilled with the presentation, with feedback comments that were registered including:

“So enjoyed. Would love to attend more dog seminars and to tell more of my dog friends too. A very big thank you.”

“This was a great presentation - funny, informative and incredibly useful. Thank you Dr Cam very much ;)”

“Many thanks, great session.”

“While walking my dog everyone I told about the event wanted to come.”

“Really enjoyed the seminar, it was really helpful and had so much information and simple techniques. Dr Day was great at keeping you engaged and interested in the content. Very educating for members of the public.”

“Informative & entertaining.”

“Top presentation, thank you.”

The seminar will be held at Lake Kawana Community Centre on Wednesday, June 14 at 5.15pm. Approximately 2 hour duration, refreshments provided.

Register your interest by emailing animals@sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au or calling 5475 7272.