Regarding recent cases of Canine Influenza in the Knoxville area:
Vets in our area are responding to concerns triggered by media attention to this virus which is highly contagious in dogs. We understand that most dogs who contract the illness recover with proper care. There is also a vaccine available. We recommend our clients with young, healthy dogs to get the vaccine and those of you with older dogs to discuss the pros and cons with your vet to make an informed decision.
The Farm maintains very strict hygiene protocols and procedures and is vigilant in assessing any respiratory symptoms in our guests. However it is not possible to guard 100% against a highly contagious infection in any environment shared by more than one dog. Please consult your vet for more information or check out the AVMA website.
The Farm at Natchez Trace is excited to announce the schedule for our 2017 seminar series. Now in its 12th year, the Pet Matters Seminar Series is held on the fourth Sunday of each month, April through September at 1pm. Admission is FREE, but we appreciate knowing how many are coming so please just call or email to Hannah Ward, Community Relations & Events Coordinator: (615)627-3090, Community@thefarmatnatcheztrace.com.
Seminars take place at 1pm in our new Daycare Barn. Most seminars last between 1.5 and 2 hours and include a question and answer session. Refreshments are provided and we’re always happy to give you a tour of the facility! Parking is available in front of the Daycare Barn. Signs will be posted. We would greatly appreciate you attend without your dog, as they can be disruptive to the speaker. Thank you!
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For more commonly asked questions about our seminars, please visit our seminar FAQ.
Sunday April 23rd
Senior Pets: Happy & Healthy in the Golden Years
With Little House Animal Hospital
Thanks to improved diets and advancements in veterinary care, our pets are living longer than ever before and facing different challenges as they age. Veterinarians from Little House Animal Hospital will discuss feeding, exercise, common illnesses, diseases, and other issues you need to be aware of to help your four legged friends enjoy their Golden Years. Please call or email us to reserve your spot!
Sunday, May 28th
With Dr. Colleen Smith DVM, CVA, CVCP
Dr. Colleen Smith is known to be ahead of the curve when it comes to understanding the importance diet plays in the health and wellness of a pet. If you want to know more about food labels, if you’re curious why a raw diet helps allergies, if you have a pet with stomach issues, if you are confused by advertising that gives you no real facts or if you are concerned about pet food recalls, THIS is the seminar you must attend. To learn about improving your pet’s life through diet, call or email us to reserve a spot for this free seminar!
Sunday, June 25th
With Ayelet Berger of Sabra Dog Training
Ayelet will share ways to set you and your pup up for a successful relationship from Day 1. She will discuss socialization, setting appropriate goals, house training dos and don’ts, and ideas to keep your puppy happy and out of trouble. If you have a puppy, or plan on getting one soon, this is your chance to learn valuable techniques, so call or email to reserve a spot!
Sunday, July 23rd
Nikki Ivey of DogSpeak
Over thousands of years of interaction, dogs have learned to read us pretty well – but do we understand them? Dogs use body language to talk to each other and to us all the time, but sometimes we humans just don’t get it. In this two hour seminar, professional dog trainer, author, and Canine Behaviorist, Nikki Ivey, will reveal the secrets to understanding “man’s best friend”. Join us for this eye-opening lecture on dog behavior and communication. Please call or email us to reserve your spot!
Sunday August 27th
Problem Solving for your Nervy Dog and Stressed-Out Cat
Ellen Mahurin, ACAAB of Sabra Dog Training
Ellen Mahurin’s training methods effectively treat problem behavior, reducing stress for pets and their people. Dedicated to improving the human-animal bond and therefore the quality of life for humans and pets alike, Ellen is board certified by the Animal Behavior Society as an Associate Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist and has a master’s degree in Experimental Psychology/Animal Behavior from UT Knoxville. Please call or email us to reserve your spot!
Sunday September 24th
Linda Brewer. TherapyARC
Vice Chairperson of the Board of Directors and Head Screener for Therapy ARC, Linda Brewer, will share her insight on what it takes for your pet to become a therapy animal. She will review temperament, training and the commitment needed to become a participant in the Therapy ARC- Animals Reaching Clients program. She will also cover the difference between therapy animals and service animals, and characteristics of good therapy animals. Please call or email us to reserve your spot!