Simone Guttman and her brother and sister donated from piggybank

 

Simone Guttman and her brother and sister stopped by to make a donation – Simone generously donated the money from her piggy bank to help the animals. Thanks Simone!



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Gavin wanted to help the animals here for his 7th birthday, so he donated a ton of dog supplies purchased with his birthday money! Thank you for being so generous, and happy birthday!



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These lovely people from Family Video in LaSalle on Malden Road came in and donated money and gifts. Thank you for being so generous!

 



Shay and Emma did chores to raise money and have coin boxes to collect donations

 

Shay (left) and Emma (right) sit with a furry friend who has benefited from their generosity. They did chores around the house to raise money for the animals here at the Windsor/Essex County Humane Society, and took home two coin collection boxes to continue their charitable efforts by collecting donations door to door. Thanks for being so thoughtful and caring, Shay and Emma!



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On August 20, Tori turned 10 years old, and decided to have a cat themed birthday party. Though instead of collecting gifts for herself, she asked her guests to bring cat toys and supplies for the Windsor/Essex County Humane Society. Says Tori, “I have a passion for cats.”

This thoughtful and charitable little girl is one amazing human being!

Tori is looking forward to going into grade 5 at Sandwich West this September. Have a great school year Tori, and thank you from the cats, staff, and volunteers here at the Windsor/Essex County Humane Society!



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On August 20, Tori turned 10 years old, and decided to have a cat themed birthday party. Though instead of collecting gifts for herself, she asked her guests to bring cat toys and supplies for the Windsor/Essex County Humane Society. Says Tori, “I have a passion for cats.”

This thoughtful and charitable little girl is one amazing human being!

Tori is looking forward to going into grade 5 at Sandwich West this September. Have a great school year Tori, and thank you from the cats, staff, and volunteers here at the Windsor/Essex County Humane Society!



Clicker trade in

Jurassic World is the blockbuster film of the summer, but it caught our attention for more than just the amazing computer generated dinosaurs. It was the velociraptor training program that had us talking after the lights went up. **Spoiler alert – if you haven’t seen the movie and plan to you might want to wait to read this post.

Did you notice when Owen (Chris Pratt) was working with the raptors he was using a clicker to train them? And yes, it is an imaginary world, but the results that he achieved with them are no different than the results you can achieve with your dog in the real world.

“Clicker Training” is an animal training method that is based on behavioural psychology.  A “clicker” is a mechanical device that makes a short, distinct sound that tells the animal that they have performed a desirable behaviour, and is followed by a positive reinforcement (such as a treat).  This method builds a strong bond between the handler and the animal by developing clear communication focusing on a desired behaviour and not punishing for an undesirable behaviour.  This training method is popular among dog trainers, but can be used for domestic and wild animals (including dinosaurs).

Often people approach training their dog like the Jurassic World villain Vic (Vincent D’Onofrio). They see quick results with force, or prong collars, or electric collars and think that means those tools are effective. But while force based training may initially appear to work, the reality is that it often only means that your dog is acting out of fear. If that fear is removed, the correct behaviour often disappears as well. Usually that doesn’t end as badly as it does for Vic at the hands of his training subjects, but it can result in dogs who bite out of fear, or misbehave, or just don’t have the bond with their trainer that most owners would like them to. In contrast, positive reinforcement training methods like Owen’s can cement a deep bond with your animal…and maybe they’ll save your life one day too.

To help encourage you to give positive training a try we’re offering a special incentive for remainder of the month of August. Everyone who trades in a force based dog training tool (prong collar, choke collar, or shock collar) will receive a free martingale style collar as well as a free clicker (quantities limited), along with tips on how to use these tools. To trade in your items please visit the Humane Society’s adoption centre at 1375 Provincial Road, Windsor. We’re open 11-6 Saturday through Tuesday, and 11-78 Wednesday through Friday.



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These thoughtful girls put together their own lemonade stand, generously donating the proceeds to the Windsor/Essex County Humane Society. Thank you Autumn, Sophia, and Rane for caring so much about the animals!

 



Quilt Social Media Ad

 

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From August 15 through September 15, we will be holding a sealed auction for a beautiful, one-of-a-kind handmade quilt, crafted and donated by one of our talented volunteers. With a minimum bid of only $50, bids can be placed on this adorable quilt at Pet Wise Pet Supplies at 6000 Tecumseh Rd. E.

The winner will be notified by telephone on September 15, 2015.



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Every Wednesday from 6:15PM-7:15PM, starting September 16, you can do yoga at Delti Chi in support of the Windsor/Essex County Humane Society! For more information, call 519-977-5922