Helpful handouts for pet adopters, owners & educators
Pet Behavior Handouts
When the Behavior Helpline Can’t Help
We are able to assist pet owners with many types of problems; however, there are some we can’t resolve by e-mail or phone.
Unusual Eating Habits in Dogs
Dogs will sometimes eat socks, rocks, or other objects which may result in a variety of problems for both you and your pet. Learn more about this challenge and how to address it.
Unusual Eating Habits in Cats
Cats will sometimes eat objects which may result in a variety of problems for both you and your pet. Learn more about this challenge and how to address it.
Understanding Why Your Cat is Up At Night
Is your cat waking you up at night? Find out why and how to best handle (and not to handle!) her so that you can have a restful night!
Understanding Reactivity in Dogs
Reactivity can look and feel like aggression when your dog is barking or lunging at the leash. However, there is no intention to harm. Learn about the triggers for reactivity and how to manage a reactive dog.
Understanding Cat Aggression Towards People
Learn why cats may become aggressive and how to handle aggressive behavior when it occurs.
Understanding Aggressive Behavior in Dogs
The word aggression can refer to a range of behaviors from barking and growling, snarling and snapping, to biting and attacking. Threats of aggression are one way dogs have of communicating and are often displayed as a means of avoiding outright aggression.
The Training Tether
A training tether is a temporary management tool that can be used to prevent behavior problems or assist in resolving an existing problem.
The Trained Cat
Is your cat more independent than you would like? Is your cat affectionate but only pays attention to you when he decides?
The Fearful Dog
Dogs may display a variety of behaviors when they are afraid. A frightened dog may try to escape, may show submissive behaviors, or he may freeze and remain immobile.