Helpful handouts for pet adopters, owners & educators
Pet Behavior Handouts
Establish Your Personal Space
Horses, donkeys and mules are very big animals. This may seem like an obvious fact, but it’s crucial to keep it in mind any time we interact with or train horses.
Dog Toys and How to Use Them
Many behavior problems in dogs are the result of boredom or excess energy. Toys offer mental and physical stimulation and enrichment.
Dog Clicker Training
Teaching your dog through the comfort of a click.
Discouraging Roaming Cats
Many people have a problem with roaming cats that attack wild birds as they feed or nest in their yards, that use their garden as a litter box, or that upset their pets by invading their territory.
Developmental Stages of Kitten Behavior
Well-socialized cats are more likely to have well-socialized kittens. Kittens “feed” off of their mothers’ calm or fearful attitude toward people.
Destructive Scratching in Cats
It’s normal for cats to scratch objects in their environment for many reasons. The goal in resolving scratching problems is to redirect the scratching onto acceptable objects.
It is normal for dogs to explore the world with their mouths. However, chewing can be directed onto appropriate items so your dog is not destroying items you value.
Dealing With Normal Puppy Behavior: Chewing
Puppies may be just as much work as human babies – maybe more so because puppies can’t wear diapers and they have very sharp teeth!
Crate Training Your Dog
Crate training your dog may take some time and effort, but can be useful in a variety of situations.
Cold Weather Tips
Your cats and dogs will be happiest and healthiest, regardless of the season, if you keep them inside with you. Here are some guidelines for protecting your pets when the temperature drops.