Helpful handouts for pet adopters, owners & educators
Pet Behavior Handouts
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.
The Fearful Cat
Learn how to understand and handle a fearful cat so that you can begin to develop a positive relationship together.
The Educated Dog
Learn what makes a well-trained dog a better pet for you and your family.
The Canine Escape Artist
In order to resolve an escaping problem, you must determine not only how your dog is getting out, but also why he is escaping.
The Benefits of a Spayed or Neutered Pet
Are you unsure whether to have your pet sterilized? Here is some information you should know.
The Barking Dog
Some canine behavior problems, such as housesoiling, affect only a dog’s owners. However, problems such as escaping and excessive barking can result in neighborhood disputes and violations of animal control ordinances.
Teaching your Dog to Not Jump Up
Use when your dog is jumping up on you or on someone else. Rather than teach the dog to “not” do something, we will ask him to do something he knows how to do that is incompatible with jumping up on you or someone else.
Teaching your Dog to “Watch Me”
“Watch Me” is a useful behavior when you want to distract your dog’s attention from something (another dog, a squirrel, or other temptations).
Teaching your Dog to “Stay”
Stays are useful when you need your dog to be still while you do something else. They can also help to teach your dog self-control and independence.