Established in 1965, HAWS assists over 6,000 animals and welcomes more than 31,000 human visitors annually. As an "open admissions" shelter we lead the community in animal welfare and assure sanctuary for all animals in need, regardless of age, health or temperament. HAWS is a non-profit, entirely donor-fund organization with an active humane education program, and both wildlife and companion animal rescue services for Waukesha County.
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HAWS is hosting the pilot session of a new undergraduate-level course for Carroll University biology students from this week through May 27 at our shelter at 701 Northview Road, Waukesha.
The course, titled Theory and Practice of Animal Training, gives students the opportunity to practice hands-on application of the techniques they have been studying in their animal behavior classes at Carroll University. Taught by Dr. Claudeen Mc Auliffe, adjunct faculty member at C.U. and manager of HAWS’ Behavior Department, the course allows students to develop their animal training skills in a supervised yet real-world environment.
Several in-depth projects will allow students to discover the individual learning styles of the animals they work with, construct a “functional analysis” (why dogs do what they do) of canine behaviors, and develop and teach a group dog training class. While students learn, the adoptable dogs at HAWS will benefit from experiences that will enhance their quality of life at HAWS.
Notes Dr. McAuliffe: "HAWS’ partnership with Carroll University is an example of ways in which HAWS’ mission reaches into the community. It exemplifies the shelter’s dedication to education by offering programs that improve the lives of both the pets and people in the community. The partnership also demonstrates HAWS’ passion for encouraging responsibility in youth towards animals."
By the way - there's lots of ways to learn at HAWS. Right now we're enrolling for our annual Kids 'N Critters Summer Day Camp sessions - held all summer long! And maybe you and your best canine friend would like to work together better? Take one of our Dog Training Classes, which are on-going throughout the year. From Life Skills for Puppies to Basic Obedience to Leash Walking, HAWS can help you teach your dog some new tricks!
By the way, part 2 - a great big THANK YOU and "high paw" to everyone who was a part of our 28th Annual Pet Walkathon on Saturday, May 7th. We'll let you know the donations tally when we're done counting all the kibble...