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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.

Welcoming a New Dog – Virtual (No Fee)
This workshop is for anyone planning to bring a dog (over 6 months old) into your home in the future, or who has recently adopted a dog.  We will discuss considerations before bringing home a pet. We will also cover important topics like house training, chewing, introductions with current pets, and how to discourage behaviors like jumping.

Welcoming a New Puppy – Virtual (No fee)
This workshop is for anyone planning to bring a puppy (under 6 months old) into your home in the future, or who has recently adopted a puppy. We will discuss important topics like house training, chewing, introductions with current pets, and how to start discouraging behaviors like jumping and mouthing. Properly introducing a dog into their new home can go a long way to prevent behavior problems in the future.

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.

Cat Introductions and Interactions (no fee) – Virtual
This webinar will cover reasonable expectations for the timeline of introducing new cats. And we will review appropriate steps to take for integrating a new feline member of your household. We will also cover what to do if you need a fresh start between feline housemates because initial introductions did not go as you had hoped.  

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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