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Meet adoptable horses at Southern Winds open house

  • Published Saturday, April 20, 2013, at 7:28 a.m.
  • Updated Saturday, April 20, 2013, at 7:29 a.m.

Meet adoptable horses at Southern Winds open house

Southern Winds Equine Rescue will hold an open house Saturday at 4447 Second Road in Udall.

The program, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., will include a farrier demonstration by Jenny Montgomery and information from veterinarian Jessica Harrison. Chiropractor Brian Dopps will demonstrate and discuss chiropractic applications for horses.

Riders will showcase horses available for adoption. There will also be tours of the facility and a silent auction to benefit the rescue.

Southern Winds has assisted in the rehoming of horses that reside at the rescue, plus dozens of other horses this past year whose owners could no longer care for them.

For more information, call 316-858-3233 or 316-830-0013 or visit southernwindsequinerescue.org.

Family Dog offers classes in leash work, doggie IQ

Family Dog Training and Behavioral Center, 69th Street North at Hoover Road, is offering special classes and workshops next week.

• How Smart Is Your Dog? – Monday and Wednesday

This two-evening workshop will cover the difference between trainability and intelligence, problem-solving skills vs. obedience skills. Owners will learn how to teach them quickly and how to get their dogs to retain the lesson, while finding ways to harness the high-energy level of their pups. Class time is 6 p.m., and the cost is $40 for the two-day session.

• Leash Work Revisited – Tuesday and Thursday

Walking nicely on a loose leash is easier said than done and one of the hardest skills humans have to work on with their canine companions. This two-day intensive course is designed to break down leash work, teach it step by step and help make you and Fido feel more comfortable and confident while out on a walk. Class time is 6 p.m.; cost is $40 for the two-day session.

To enroll or for more information, call 316-755-2839.

Learn pet first aid at free presentation

Skaer Veterinary Clinic will hold a Lunch-n-Learn session May 1 on “The ABCs of First Aid.”

The free presentation, by veterinarian Janet Arnet, starts at noon at the clinic, 404 S. Edgemoor, Building 100. Feel free to bring a sack lunch; beverages and cookies will be provided.

Sign up at the front desk or call 316-683-4641 to reserve a spot.

Compiled by Diane McCartney

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