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Pet Behavior Helpline

Animals speak a language all their own, and our knowledgeable trainers can help you translate.

Our expert trainers can assist with your pet behavior-related questions and connect you with resources through our free pet behavior helpline. To reach us:

We offer low cost behavior consultations virtually and at our training center. Our trainers are experienced at helping both cats and dogs with a variety of common behavior issues. Information on registring is available here: Low Cost Behavior Consultations


Dog Behavior and Enrichment Workshops

Our workshops cover reward-based training techniques to help improve your relationship with your four-legged friend. Most workshops are single 90-minute sessions and are for people only. Some are in-person at one of our two training centers and some are held virtually. We offer workshops throughout the year based on expressed interest.

Polite Greetings (Not Jumping)
This workshop will cover non-aversive techniques for training dogs to remain on the ground when greeting their human family and guests.

Polite Walking
This workshop will discuss the reasons why dogs pull and how humans unintentionally teach their dogs to pull harder.   We will cover training and management techniques to make walks more enjoyable for both dogs and their human families.

Separation Anxiety – Virtual Workshop
This workshop is designed to help identify and discuss basic solutions for dogs who display signs of anxiety when separated from their human family.  This may be when they are completely alone, or separated from a specific person.  We will discuss the symptoms of separation anxiety in dogs and the various resources available for treating the problem. 

House Training – Virtual Workshop
During this presentation we will discuss how to housetrain a new dog as well as ways to address common housetraining issues any dog owner may face. The material is appropriate for dogs of all ages from puppies to seniors. Time will be left at the end of the presentation to answer questions about your individual dogs.

Stranger Issues – Virtual Workshop
This workshop will discuss how to help dogs who are uncomfortable and untrusting when in proximity to unknown humans.  The behavior these dogs display may range from avoidance of people all the way to barking, growling, lunging, etc. when in the presence of a stranger.  We will discuss how to help these dogs when being introduced to a stranger both inside and outside the home, and how to manage their behavior when guests come into your home.

Workshop topics we offer:

  • Bringing Home Baby
  • Crate Training
  • Dealing with Distractions
  • Destructive Chewing
  • Dog Park Safety
  • Handling Issues
  • House Training
  • How Dogs Communicate
  • Intro to Flyball
  • Jumping
  • Leash Pulling
  • Mouthy Behavior
  • Problem Barking
  • Recalls (“Come!”)
  • Resource Guarding
  • Separation Anxiety
  • Stranger Issues
  • Therapy Dog Work
  • Welcoming a New Dog
  • Welcoming a New Puppy
  • And more

Interested in a dog-related workshop topic? Please complete our class interest form to be notified when workshops are enrolling.

Dog Behavior Resource Library

Cat Behavior and Enrichment Workshops

Our workshops cover reward-based training techniques to help improve your relationship with your four-legged friend. All cat workshops will be held virtually via Zoom. More information is available here: What you need for virtual training classes. We offer workshops throughout the year based on expressed interest.

Complete our cat behavior interest form to be notified when new workshops become available for registration. Topics include:

  • Bringing Home a New Cat or Kitten
  • Cats and Children
  • Cat Enrichment
  • Fearfulness
  • Grooming
  • How Cats Communicate
  • Introductions to Dogs
  • Introductions to Other Cats
  • Litter Box Issues
  • Rough Play
  • Scratching Furniture
  • Training and Tricks

Cat Behavior Resource Library

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