Now in their third year, the Happy Furry Children Living Classes have always featured an instructional design based on the principles of "realizing animal protection in daily life, giving furry children happy everyday lives, and have sought to teach both adults and children the spirit of respect for life and kindness to animals. The class held on May 11 focused on commonly seen behavioral problems and pet skin care. This class taught pet owners how to use what they learned to reduce friction caused by behavioral problems in interaction with their furry children, and also gave them a deeper understanding of their pets' everyday health care.
Food aggression is one of the biggest problems faced by pet owners. When this behavior occurs, the least transgression of a dog's dining territory will unleash a ferocious attack leaving unhappy memories. In order to help pet owners to escape the nightmare of food aggression, the morning class session invited the well-experienced animal trainer Su Ting-feng to speak on "An Eating Dog is Greater than the Emperor—The headache of dogs' food aggression." Looking from the perspective of dog behavior, Su explained why food aggression occurs, and taught participants how to eliminate their dogs' bad habit of hostile behavior when eating.
Furry children's skin problems are another major hassle for pet owners. In order to help owners resolve this problem, the afternoon session—"Scrubbing Pets Clean: Skin Care and Handmade Soap Production"—featured a talk on the basic principles of pet skin care by Veterinarian Huang Chih-wei. This session not only explained the causes of skin diseases, but also taught pet owners everyday pet skin care, so that they could apply what they had learned to their pet care after returning home. Apart from this pet care knowledge, the two sessions also respectively taught participants how to make DIY pet bowl stands and handmade pet soap. These practical activities ensured that the participating pet owners retained a lasting impression of the classes and could used what they had learned to create happy lives for both humans and animals!
In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, in order to ensure disease control and protect the public, the participants in this class had their temperature taken at the start, and wore face masks throughout the activity. Participants were also seated on a real-name basis, the number of persons was controlled, and seats were spaced widely. The Health Inspection Office calls on the public to always bring their own face masks and practice coughing etiquette when taking part in activities; if they have symptoms such as fever or coughing, they are asked to rest at home until they have recovered before signing up to participate in any classes or talks. The Health Inspection Office thanks you for your cooperation!