PET UNIVERSITY PET TIPS LIBRARY

Behavior and Training Tips

 

DOGS

CATS

SPANISH

FINDING SERVICES FOR YOUR PET (Pet Sitters, Trainers, Behaviorists, Fear Free Professionals, Pet CPR and First Aid)

 

Dogs 

BASIC DOG TRAINING TIPS

 

 

Basic Obedience Training for Dogs

How to Select the Right Trainer

How to Get Your Dog to Behave

Crate Training

Inside or Outside Dog?

Dog to Dog Introductions 

 

SOCIALIZATION

Socialization for Dogs

Puppy Socialization and Development

 

DOG TOYS & ENRICHMENT

Dog Toys - Choosing and Using Them

Kong Stuffing Recipes

Summertime Frozen Treats

 

BODY LANGUAGE

Dog Body Language

Calming Signals

 

COMMON BEHAVIOR PROBLEMS

Destructive Chewing in Dogs

Running Away & Not Coming When Called

Barking - Why and What to do About It

Jumping on People

Puppy Behavior - Nipping and Biting

Submissive and Excitement Urination

Escape Artists

Digging

 

HOUSETRAINING

Housetraining Your Adult Dog or Puppy

Urine Marking - Dogs

Cleaning Pet Stains and Odors

Crate Training

Inside or Outside Dog?

Submissive and Excitement Urination 

 

 

GAMES TO PLAY WITH YOUR DOG

Find It

Hide and Seek

Retrieve

Tug

 

TEACH YOUR DOG A NEW SKILL

Leave It

Drop It and Give

Hand Targeting

Relax on a Mat

Wait (Impulse Control)

Walk Nicely On Leash

Wear a Muzzle

Handling

 

ADDITIONAL LINKS

ABC's of Learning Theory, Lilli Chin
AKC Dog Training Tips
ASVAB Position Statement on Puppy Socialization
Canine Enrichment Facebook Group
Crate Games DVD by Susan Garrett 
Crate Training, APDT Position Statement
Dominance in Dog Training, AVSAB Position Statement

Four Quadrants of Operant Conditioning

How Not to Greet a Dog

How to use treats in training/Reward Pay Scale

Humane Heirarchy, Susan Friedman

Hyperarousal in Dogs, vetbehaviourteam.com

Jumping on People by Denise Fenzi, video included

Premack Principle: Fence fighting by Sarah Owings

Protocol for Deference, Dr. Karen Overall

Protocol for Relaxation, Dr. Karen Overall

Severe Stress Signs in Dogs

Stress Signs in Dogs, by Lisa Mullinax, ACDBC
The 5 Most Common Potty Training Mistakes by Zak George
Training a Hyper Greeter (jumping - extreme) by Denise Fenzi, video included
When can you stop using treats in training? by Paws Abilities Dog Training
When is Enrichment not Enrichment?
YouTube Video: How to Potty Train your Puppy EASILY! by Zak George
YouTube Video: How to train your dog not to pull on leash by Kikopup
YouTube Video: Teaching a Dog to Wear A Muzzle, Domesticated Manners (Chirag Patel)
YouTube Video: The Bucket Game, Domesticated Manners (Chirag Patel)
YouTube video:Stop barking at the door by Kikopup
 

 

DOG PARKS & DOG PARK SAFETY

 

 

Dog Parks

 

ADDITIONAL LINKS

Dog Park Pros and Cons, APDT
Puppy Socialization (including dog parks), ASVAB Position Statment
The Pros and Cons of Dog Parks, Whole Dog Journal, by Pat Miller, CBCC-KA, CPDT-KA
 

 

KIDS AND PETS

 

 

Children and Dogs Together

Helping Kids Avoid Dog Bites

Pets and Your New Baby

 

ADDITIONAL LINKS 

Doggone Safe - Tips for parents and dog owners to keep kids safe
Find a Certified Family Paws Educator by visiting https://www.familypaws.com/
How Kids SHOULD Interact with Dogs
How Kids Should NOT Interact with Dogs
How Not to Greet a Dog
Severe Stress Signs in Dogs
The Road to a Dog Bite

 

AGGRESSION

 

 

AGGRESSION TO PEOPLE

Understanding Aggressive Behavior in Dogs

Managing Your Dog with Guests in the House (fearful or aggressive dogs)

Teach Your Dog - Wear a Muzzle

Brain Games - for fearful and reactive dogs

 

AGGRESSION TOWARDS DOGS

Understanding Aggressive Behavior in Dogs

Understanding Dog to Dog Aggression

Canine Rivalry (Dog Aggression)

Dog Reactivity

Walking your Reactive Dog

 

REACTIVITY

Dog Reactivity

Walking your Reactive Dog

Brain Games - for fearful and reactive dogs

 

AGGRESSION OVER POSSESSIONS

Resource Guarding (aggression over food,items,etc.) 

 

ADDITIONAL LINKS 

Aggression, ASPCA
Behavior medication: First line therapy or last resort? by Dr. Jen Summerfield, DVM, CPDT-KA
Cara Shannon's Dog Bite Scale

Ian Dunbar's Dog Bite Scale (dog bites to humans)

Ladder of Aggression

Reactive Dogs: http://careforreactivedogs.com/
Reactivity Chart
The Road to a Dog Bite
Trigger Stacking 101

 

FEARFUL DOGS 

 

 

Fearful Dogs

Adopting a Fearful Dog

Adopting a Former Puppy Mill Dog

Fear of People

Fear of Thunder and Loud Noises

Managing Your Dog with Guests in the House (fearful or aggressive dogs)

Brain Games - for fearful and reactive dogs

 

ADDITIONAL LINKS 

Behavior medication: First line therapy or last resort? by Dr. Jen Summerfield, DVM, CPDT-KA
How Not to Greet a Dog
Recommended Reading: The Cautious Canine by Patricia McConnell
Severe Stress Signs in Dogs
Spectrum of Fear, Anxiety and Stress - Dogs
The Fearful Dog Blog by Debbie Jacobs
Understanding Fear Periods in Dogs
YouTube Video: How to Train your Dog Not to be Scared by Zak George

 

SEPARATION ANXIETY

 

Separation Anxiety

Does Your Dog Have Separation Anxiety?

Separation Anxiety Treatment Steps

Preventing Separation Anxiety

How to Calm Your Anxious Dog

Escape Artists

Destructive Chewing in Dogs

Barking - Why and What to do About It

 

BEHAVIORAL EUTHANASIA

 
   Euthanasia for Behavior Issues: A complicated and difficult decision, OSU Vet Med  
 

Service Animals, Therapy Animals, Emotional Support Animals

 

 

Definition of Assistance Dog Types

Selecting an Assistance Dog

 

ADDITIONAL LINKS 

ADA Requirement for Service Animals
Assistance Dogs International (service dogs)
Pet Partners (therapy animals)
Service Animals and Emotional Support Animals, ADA National Network

 

 

CATS 

BASIC CAT TIPS

 

 

Bringing Home Your Newly Adopted Cat

Cat Toys - Choosing and Using Them

Enrich Your Cat's Life

Introducing Cats

Introducing Cats and Dogs

Setting Up Your Cat's Litterbox

Cats and Scratching

Before You Declaw Your Cat

 

ADDITIONAL LINKS 

Basic Training Tips for Cats

 

COMMON PROBLEMS - CATS

 

 

 

Reasons Your Cat Hates the Litterbox

When Your Kitten or Cat Plays Rough

Cat Aggression Towards People

Aggression Between Family Cats

The Vocal Cat

The Fearful Cat

Destructive Cats - Scratching

 

ADDITIONAL LINKS 

Fear, Aggression, and Unwanted Cat Behaviors

Spectrum of Fear, Anxiety and Stress - Cats

 

 

Finding Pet Services

 

Pet Sitters 

 

 

Pet Sitters International https://www.petsit.com/locate

National Association of Professional Pet Sitters (NAPPS) https://petsitters.org/ 

 Pet Trainers & Behavior Specialists  

 

DFW Force Free Trainers Network http://dfwforcefree.weebly.com/

Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT) www.apdt.com

Karen Pryor Academy Certified Professional Clicker Trainer https://www.karenpryoracademy.com/why-choose-a-KPA-CTP

Certified Professional Dog Trainers http://www.ccpdt.org/

International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants https://iaabc.org/consultants 

Pet Professional Guild http://www.petprofessionalguild.com/

Behaviorists and Veterinary Behaviorists

 

Animal Behavior Society, Applied Animal Behaviorists http://www.animalbehaviorsociety.org/web/applied-behavior-caab-directory.php

Diplomates of American College of Veterinary Behaviorists http://www.dacvb.org

 

Fear Free Certified Pet Professionals

 

www.fearfreepets.com

www.fearfreehappyhomes.com

Fear Free Certified Pet Professionals Directory

Pet First Aid and CPR Classes

 

http://petfirstaid4u.com/ 

SPANISH

PERROS

 

Masticación Destructiva en Perros(Destructive Chewing)

Comportamiento del Cachorro_ Mordisquear y Morder (Puppy Behavior: Nipping and Biting)

Perro Temeroso (Fearful Dog)

Entrenar A Su Perro A Usar El Baño (Housetraining)

 

GATOS

 

Preparar La Caja de Arena De  Su Gato (Setting up Litter Box)

Razones Por Las Que Su Gato Odia Su Caja de Arena (Why Hate Litter Box)

 

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