Free weekend workshop for Capitol Hill canines

After a chilly, snow-bound week, show your pooch some early Valentine's Day love this Saturday at a free seminar for people and dogs at Capitol Hill pet store Chateaux Animaux.

Led by "doggie lama" coach Bonny King-Taylor, the 4 p.m. workshop will be focused on the language of love between a dog and its human. 

“We’ll be discussing the best ways to communicate, solve behavior problems and give your dog what he or she really needs,” said King-Taylor. 

The popular pet store plans to sponsor a number of free Saturday events throughout the year, according to Chateaux Animaux owner Dennis Bourgault. The weekend afternoon time slot is designed to allow more families to participate in the workshops after finishing their Saturday errands.

Chateaux Animeaux is located at 524 8th St., S.E.; call 202-544-8710 for more information.