Dog Training

This dog knows his name.
Why this cue is useful for your dog to know: Teaching a dog to pay attention (i.e., give you eye contact) when you say his name can be convenient and very ...Read More
Training Plan: Teaching ‘Sit’
Why this cue is useful for your dog to know: You can ask your dog to sit whenever he is doing something rude, such as jumping up on you or counter surfing....Read More
Senior dog with excited urination issues. There are strategies for correcting submissive and excited urination in dogs.
Note: Although advances in behavior science* have led to the debunking of using words such as “submissive” and “dominant” to describe a dog’s personality or emotional state...Read More
A shy tabby cat
“Shy” is a word that many people use to describe dogs and cats who are fearful....Read More
Two shelter dogs receiving dog socialization training
Dogs are naturally social animals, but that doesn’t mean they all have the necessary social skills to meet each other politely....Read More
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 puppy mill rescue dogs (Chihuahuas)
This resource helps with adopted puppy mill rescue dogs, including advice on crate- and house-training, socialization, separation anxiety, gaining trust and more....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
Dog wearing a muzzle at the vet
Why this is useful for your dog to know: Like a bike helmet, a muzzle is a piece of safety equipment....Read More