Below are some useful resources for you and your furry friend!
Looking for a trainer? See our list of recommended trainers here. We strongly recommend attending at least one series of training classes with your dog, or working with a private trainer. Be aware that trainers vary greatly in skill and philosophies, and it is critical that you select a trainer who will use appropriate methods that do not create a long-term negative impact on your dog.
- Getting a new dog
- Introducing a new dog to your dog at home
- Introducing a new dog to your cat at home
While there are many online resources, not all of them provide quality information. Here are ones that we recommend:
- GoodPup (speak with a trainer online; first week free!)
- Kikopup (training videos)
- Simpawtico (training videos)
- Fear Free Happy Homes (training videos/articles)
- Every Dog Austin (webinars)
- Instinct Dog Training (free online courses)
- Recommended reading (booklist)
- Puppy socialization
- Crate training
- House training
- Equipment (collars, muzzles, etc.)
- The art of relaxation
- Children and dogs
Improving Specific Behaviors
- Destructive chewing
- Escape behavior
- Fearful Behavior
- Jumpy, mouthy, or mounting dog
- Resource guarding
- Leash reactivity
- Loose leash walking
- Separation anxiety
You may also check out ASPCA’s webpage on Solving Common Dog Behavior Issues.
While the above are useful resources, we highly recommend working with a rewards-based professional trainer. Some behavior problems can worsen if you do not apply the described methods correctly. See a list of trainers here.