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Animal Behavior Department

General Animal Behavior Information


These handouts are for general recommendation purposes only.  Some behavior problems can be triggered by medical conditions and we recommend that you consult your veterinarian for a complete medical examination for your pet.

Cat Behavior

Children And Cats Important Information For Parents
Discouraging Roaming Cats
Feline Social Behavior and Aggression Between Family Cats
Introducing Your New Cat To Your Other Pets
Introducing Your New Cat to Your Resident Cat
The Fearful Cat
Understanding Cat Aggression Towards People
When the Behavior Helpline Can’t Help
Your Cat Indoors Or Out

 

Kitten Behavior

Aversives For Cats
Cat Clicker Training
Cat Toys and How to Use Them
Developmental Stages of Kitten Behavior
Managing Your Kitten’s Rough Play
Nothing In Life Is Free
Play With Your Cat

Litter Box Issues

Solving Litterbox Problems
Starting Out Right With Your New Cat And The Litterbox
Stress Relief for Your Pet
Successful Cleaning to Remove Pet Odors and Stains
Territorial Marking Behavior in Dogs and Cats
Your Cat Indoors Or Out

Dog Behavior

Too Much Barking
Separation Anxiety 
Protective Behavior in Dogs
Preparing Your Pet for Baby's Arrival
Submissive/Excitement Urination
Children and Dogs
Enrichment for Dogs
Cleaning to Remove Pet Odors/Stains
Inside or Outside Dog
Introducing a New Dog
Nothing in Life is Free
Positive Reinforcement
How to Use a Head Halter
How to Solve Jumping Up
House Training Your Dog
Dog Toys and How to Use Them
Crate Training Your Dog
Digging
Destructive Chewing

Puppy Behavior

Stages of Puppy Behavior
Submissive/Excitement Urination
Cleaning to Remove Pet Odors/Stains
Nothing in Life is Free
Positive Reinforcement
How to Use a Head Halter
How to Solve Jumping Up
How to Clip Your Puppy's Nails
House Training Your Dog
Dog Toys and How to Use Them
Dealing with Puppy Behavior:  Chewing
Dealing with Puppy Behavior
Crate Training Your Dog
Digging
Destructive Chewing


If you need more help , please feel free to visit our Training Page for information on all our training classes.

 

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