Helpful handouts for pet adopters, owners & educators
Pet Behavior Handouts
Housetraining a Puppy
Housetraining a puppy takes time, patience, vigilance and commitment. Learn the best techniques through this handout!
Helping your Dog Overcome the Fear of Thunder and Other Startling Noises
It is not uncommon for dogs to be frightened of thunder, firecrackers or other loud sounds.
Helping your Cat Live a Healthier Life through Weight Management
Overweight cats are at a higher risk of health issues like diabetes, skin issues and arthritis. Being overweight also decreases the quality of a cat’s life. Through diet and an active lifestyle, your cat can maintain a healthy weight and live a healthier life.
If you own an equine—whether it’s a horse, donkey, pony or mini—chances are good that you’ll need to have its feet maintained on a regular schedule.
Thinking about adopting a hamster? Learn all about them!
Guinea pigs are hardy and affectionate and make great companions. However, people often think of them as “low-maintenance” pets, when in reality, they require a lot of care and attention.
Getting Started with the Clicker
The easiest way to start clicker training is to teach your dog to hand target. During this process your dog will learn that the click sound ALWAYS means a treat is coming, and he’ll learn that offering a specific behavior earns a click/treat. This will become the foundation for teaching all sorts of new behaviors.
Thinking about adopting a gerbil? Learn more about them!
Thinking about adopting a ferret? Learn more about them!
Fearful and Excitement Urination
Learn how to train a dog to refrain from urinating when either afraid or overly excited.