dog behavior

Sherry Woodard with a malamute-type dog
The behavior consultants at Best Friends have found that animal training built on a trusting relationship is the most kind — and also the most effective — method of trainin...Read More
This rescued dog's person is rehabilitating him using positive techniques.
This toolkit offers information on how to rehabilitate an under-socialized dog from a puppy mill or hoarding situation, with information about working with dogs using gentl...Read More
Two reactive dogs receiving treats during reactivity training
Some dogs are reactive toward other dogs when they are on lead: They whine, bark, snarl, growl or lunge at other dogs....Read More
puppy adoption
You’re thinking about taking the plunge and adopting a wriggly bundle of joy, otherwise known as a puppy. Before you do, here are a few things to consider....Read More
Woman making promises to her dog, the most important of which is to love him
Bringing a dog into your family creates great joy all around....Read More
Black Chihuahua who has received help for pica disorder
The ingestion of non-food items, such as rocks, dirt or fabric, is called pica disorder and it’s a fairly common occurrence in pets....Read More
Brown dog who received pet behavior help when her person called an animal behavior helpline
These behavior helplines may provide answers to your questions about your pet’s problem behavior:...Read More
Dog with chewing issues. Sometimes people have to look beyond the animal helpline to get assistance with their pet.
If you have tried to change your pet's problem behavior on your own and have been unsuccessful, consider getting some professional help....Read More
This family recently added a second dog to their pack.
What are some of the things you should keep in mind when bringing home a new pet?...Read More
Dog muzzles can be helpful training and safety tools. This longhair dog is not wearing a muzzle.
A muzzle can be a helpful tool to keep everyone safe while you’re working to improve a dog’s social skills or trying to manage aggressive tendencies....Read More