Seminar hosted through Zoom; currently no personal programs
The Whitman County Library will host a Palouse Paws event through Zoom June 24th 7-8pm as part of an ongoing summer reading program on Tails and Tales.
Sheri Miller, assistant director and director of youth services, said the event will bring trainers to talk about pet training and discuss topics such as therapy and animal support.
“A couple of team members will … answer any questions someone has about these categories or general pet ownership, as if teaching their dog how to sit,” she said.
The people who discuss the issues are very knowledgeable about the subject, Miller said. There will be several people who specialize in each topic and can answer questions if necessary.
Public Services Librarian Sarah Phelan-Blamires said the trainers will cover the necessary training for therapy services and animals for emotional support.
âThey are also there to answer customer questions about general pet ownership and training,â she said.
Miller said everyone will be on the same Zoom call. If community members are interested in a specific topic, the library could host an event on that topic in the future.
“These [event] is just to see the interest and answer general questions, âsaid Miller. “One day we might have a personal program, but we don’t know when that will be.”
Phelan-Blamires said the library decided to host the event because the youth librarian wanted to share information about therapy, support and service animals.