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 

AGGRESSION

 

 

Aggressive Behavior in Dogs

Understanding Dog to Dog Aggression

Canine Rivalry (Dog Aggression)

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

Dog Reactivity

Walking your Reactive Dog

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

 

Additional Links

Ladder of Aggression

Reactivity Chart

Trigger Stacking 101

The Road to a Dog Bite

Aggression, ASPCA

Behavior medication: First line therapy or last resort? by Dr. Jen Summerfield, DVM, CPDT-KA

Reactive Dogs: http://careforreactivedogs.com/

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

Cara Shannon's Dog Bite Scale

How Not to Greet a Dog

YouTube Video: Teaching a Dog to Wear A Muzzle

 

BASIC DOG TRAINING TIPS

 

 

Basic Obedience Training for Dogs

How to Get Your Dog to Behave

Socialization for Dogs

Dog Toys - Choosing and Using Them

Dog to Dog Introductions 

Crate Training

Inside or Outside Dog?

 

Additional Links

AKC Dog Training Tips

Dominance in Dog Training, AVSAB Position Statement

How to use treats in training/Reward Pay Scale

When can you stop using treats in training? by Paws Abilities Dog Training

YouTube Video: How to train your dog not to pull on leash by Kikopup

How Not to Greet a Dog

 

BEHAVIORAL EUTHANASIA

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

BODY LANGUAGE

 
 

Dog Body Language

Calming Signals

 

Additional Links

Stress Signs in Dogs, by Lisa Mullinax, ACDBC

How Not to Greet a Dog

 

 

COMMON 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

 

Additional Links

Jumping on People by Denise Fenzi, video included

Training a Hyper Greeter (jumping - extreme) by Denise Fenzi, video included

YouTube video:Stop barking at the door by Kikopup

YouTube Video: How to train your dog not to pull on leash by Kikopup

How Not to Greet a Dog

 

 

CRATE TRAINING

 
 

Crate Training

 

Additional Links

Crate Games DVD by Susan Garrett

Crate Training, APDT Position Statement

 

 

DOG PARKS & DOG PARK SAFETY

 

 

Dog Parks

 

Additional Links

Dog Park Pros and Cons, APDT

The Pros and Cons of Dog Parks, Whole Dog Journal, by Pat Miller, CBCC-KA, CPDT-KA

Puppy Socialization (including dog parks), ASVAB Position Statment

 

DOGS AND KIDS

 

 

Children and Dogs Together

Helping Kids Avoid Dog Bites

Pets and Your New Baby

 

Additional Links

Keys to Supervising Kids and Dogs Together

How Kids Should NOT Interact with Dogs

How Kids SHOULD Interact with Dogs

The Road to a Dog Bite

Find a Certified Family Paws Educator by visiting https://www.familypaws.com/

Doggone Safe - Tips for parents and dog owners to keep kids safe

How Not to Greet a Dog

 

ENRICHMENT

 
 

Kong Stuffing Recipes

 

Additional Links

Canine Enrichment Facebook Group

When is Enrichment not Enrichment?

 

 

FEARFUL DOGS 

 

 

Fearful Dogs

Adopting a Fearful 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

Fearful Body Langauge

The Fearful Dog Blog by Debbie Jacobs

Recommended Reading: The Cautious Canine by Patricia McConnell

YouTube Video: How to Train your Dog Not to be Scared by Zak George

Spectrum of Fear, Anxiety and Stress - Dogs

Understanding Fear Periods in Dogs

Behavior medication: First line therapy or last resort? by Dr. Jen Summerfield, DVM, CPDT-KA

How Not to Greet a Dog

 

GAMES TO PLAY WITH YOUR DOG

 

Games to Play with Your Dog - Find It

Games to Play with Your Dog - Hide and Seek

Games to Play with Your Dog - Retrieve

Games to Play with Your Dog - Tug of War

 

   

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

  

Additional Links

YouTube Video: How to Potty Train your Puppy EASILY! by Zak George

The 5 Most Common Potty Training Mistakes by Zak George

 

PUPPIES

 

 

Puppy Socialization and Development

Housetraining Your Adult Dog or Puppy

Crate Training

Puppy Behavior - Nipping and Biting

Jumping on People

Submissive and Excitement Urination

 

Additional Links

ASVAB Position Statement on Puppy Socialization

 

SEPARATION ANXIETY

 

Separation Anxiety

Does Your Dog Have Separation Anxiety?

Separation Anxiety Treatment Steps

How to Calm Your Anxious Dog

Escape Artists

Destructive Chewing in Dogs

Barking - Why and What to do About It

 

TEACH YOUR DOG

 

Teach Your Dog - Leave It

Teach Your Dog - Drop It and Give

Teach Your Dog - Relax on a Mat

Teach Your Dog - Walk Nicely On Leash

Teach Your Dog - Wear a Muzzle

Teach Your Dog - Handling

 

Additional Links

AKC Dog Training Tips

Dominance in Dog Training, AVSAB Position Statement

Protocol for Deference, Dr. Karen Overall

Protocol for Relaxation, Dr. Karen Overall

YouTube Video: Teaching a Dog to Wear A Muzzle, Domesticated Manners (Chirag Patel)

Humane Heirarchy, Susan Friedman

ABC's of Learning Theory, Lilli Chin

YouTube Video: The Bucket Game, Domesticated Manners (Chirag Patel)

 

 

Service Animals, Therapy Animals, Emotional Support Animals

 

 

Definition of Assistance Dog Types

Selecting an Assistance Dog

 

Additional Links

Service Animals, APDT Position Statment

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

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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