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Events for Canines in S.B.

CANINE COACHING: Sometimes it’s not clear to my 11-pound Chihuahua mix (or me, for that matter) which one of us is the alpha in our relationship. And anyone who has dog(s) knows that is a recipe for bad behavior — from both parties. There is help, however; working with an animal expert can help create a happy dynamic for critter and companion.

To aid in the development of a content canine, Santa Barbara County Animal Care Foundation is sponsoring a free workshop that will cover basic obedience training. The two-hour class will address such issues as leash manners, dog-to-dog reactivity, incessant barking, shyness, and house training, among other things.

Leading the two-hour session is dog trainer Joan Hunter Mayer, founder of Montecito-based The Inquisitive Canine. The workshop takes place Saturday, February 1, 2-4 p.m., at Antioch University Community Hall, Antioch University, 602 Anacapa St. For more information and to reserve a space ahead of time, visit

MORE DOG DAYS: The animal advocacy nonprofit C.A.R.E.4Paws is having a “Spay Day” in Buellton on Thursday, January 16. C.A.R.E.’s mobile veterinary clinic will be open for low-cost spay/neuter surgeries for low-income pet owners in the area. For more details, call 968-CARE (2273).

On Saturday, February 1, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., C.A.R.E.4Paws will offer free vaccines for dogs and cats in Lompoc. The event takes place at Valley of the Flowers Half Century Club, 341 North N Street at Laurel Street. Call 968-CARE (2273) for more information.

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