As we enter the “Dog Days of Summer,” join us for an informational talk on dog training, lead by Nick Shrewsbury. The presentation will be at the Main Library on Thursday, June 15 at 6:30 p.m. Nick’s unique background in caretaking wolves, as well as managing and training sled dogs, helped propel him towards founding North by East Dog Training. North by East works with the philosophy that dog training is not about “fixing” a dog, but rather about creating a healthy relationship with a dog. At this talk, you will learn about the basics of canine leadership and pack structure. In addition, Nick will discuss how to set healthy boundaries and communicate clearly with your dog.
His presentation weaves the North by East approach to leadership, disciplining, and dog psychology into wolf and mushing stories. Adults will be given tools to better understand their dogs, increase connection and communication, and work with problem behavior.
This is a presentation, not an actual training. Please do not bring your dog to the program.
You can find Nick in Portland, Maine, teaching yoga, playing violin, and greeting any dog he happens across. He loves the ways dogs can teach us to be more human by opening us to love, clarifying our communication, and connecting us with our own roots as animals.
This program is part of our monthly Theme Day at the library, which features special programming for all ages related to a theme. For more information, call 767-7660 or stop by the Main Library. This program is made possible through the support of the Friends of the South Portland Public Library.