dog behavior

This medium-sized dog's family, shown here, have been very conscientious about socializing her to prevent bites on children or other behavioral challenges.
Children can have the most amazing relationships with dogs if both are taught how to properly interact and respect each other....Read More
Shelter dog receiving training to overcome barrier frustration (also sometimes called barrier aggression)
Many dogs are reactive and will exhibit aggressive behaviors when they are behind a barrier, such as a gate, fence, crate or car window....Read More
Dog sniffing baby's toes. Preparing a baby and pets for meeting one another is a must.
Getting ready for a new family member is a busy, exciting time....Read More
These two dogs are playing, but the play could turn aggressive. Dog aggression should be carefully monitored.
Dog aggression is normal canine behavior. In the wild, dogs use aggressive behavior to hunt for food, to defend themselves, and to guard their territory....Read More
Medium-sized dog in a crate. She is being crate-trained.
Why should I consider crate training my dog? Dogs are hard-wired by their genetic history to be den animals. A den is a small, safe, well-defined space....Read More
White puppy in a crate
Being comfortable in a crate is a useful skill for dogs to have and it comes in handy for visits to the vet and the groomer, travel and potential emergency transport....Read More
Pitbull mix dog being clicker trained
What is clicker training? Clicker training is a fun and effective way to communicate with your pets....Read More
How do you go about choosing a dog? Should you adopt a puppy like one of these bundles of energy or an adult dog?
This resource offers information on how to choose a dog for you, your family and lifestyle. Should you get a puppy or adult, purebred or hybrid and where can you adopt?...Read More
Chihuahua mix used to have some aggressive tendencies towards people but has received training.
It can be extremely distressing to share your home with an aggressive dog whose actions are unpredictable or even dangerous....Read More