Drs. Cynthia Otto and Ilana Reisner slated to speak at Sunday, Jan. 30 event
[January 14, 2011; Philadelphia, PA] – On Sunday, January 30 the Dog Training Club of Chester County (DTCCC) will host a free, open-to-the-public lecture called “Quality of Life: Getting Your Dog Involved,” featuring two veterinarians from the Matthew J. Ryan Veterinary Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. Beginning at 2:00 PM, Dr. Cynthia Otto, associate professor of critical care, and Dr. Ilana Reisner, assistant professor of behavioral medicine at Penn Vet, will lend their advice and tips on how to keep a dog healthy and active throughout its entire lifetime.
In addition to the keynote lecture, DTCCC instructors and members will be conducting various demonstrations illustrating fun lifestyle dog activities in which any dog can participate with the appropriate training. Demos planned include dogs completing search and rescue tasks, positive puppy training, freestyle dog dancing and more.
According to Sabine Platten, DTCCC’s president and one of its 13 instructors, “Dogs enjoy an active lifestyle and doing things with their family members. Training, whether for fun or competition, keeps a dog’s mind sharp, their bodies agile and reduces boredom, which often leads to inappropriate behavior.”
Who: Penn Vet, DTCCC, interested members of the public
What: Free lecture titled “Quality of Life: Getting Your Dog Involved” featuring Drs. Cynthia Otto and Ilana Reisner of Penn Vet
Where: The DTCCC training facility, located at 880 Springdale Drive, Suite 100, Exton, PA 19341
When: Beginning at 2:00 PM, Sunday, January 30, 2011. Lecture ending at 4:00 PM and followed by dog training and sports demonstrations. Registrants are encouraged to bring dog toy or treat donations to be given to local animal rescue organizations that participate in DTCCC’s Rescue Liaison Program.
To Register: Registration is required as seating is limited. This lecture is appropriate for all ages, but participants are asked to not bring their pets. To register, call 215-898-1480 or register online at: http://www.vet.upenn.edu/CalendarandEvents/UpcomingEvents/AnimalLoversLectureSeries/tabid/1667/Default.aspx