While we work as hard as we can to have our dogs ready for their homes, sometimes they need a little extra work.
If there are ever things you need help with do not hesitate to reach out to us, we are always happy to help you find what you need for your dog. We can help you find great trainers, veterinarians and resources in the area and address any problems you may be having.
The first step to working with your dog is often finding a great trainer, and we suggest using this publication from The American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior on How to Choose a Trainer to help you find the best person to work with you and your dog. However, if you feel confident that you are ready to train with your dog on your own below are some recommended links to get you started.
Basic Training and Behaviors
- The 12 Rules of Rocket Recall (Whole Dog Journal)
- Alpha Rolls Ok? (Dr. Sophia Yin)
- Common Dog Behavior Issues (ASPCA.org)
- Debunking the Alpha Dog Theory (Whole Dog Journal)
- Dog Bite Prevention (ASPCA.org)
- Dog Body Language (BestFriends.org)
- Gift of a Growl – Understanding why your Dog Growls (Whole Dog Journal)
- House Training (Mutt About Town)
- Introducing Dogs and Cats (HumaneSociety.org)
- Introducing Dogs to Each Other (BestFriends.org)
- Potty Training Your Dog (Whole Dog Journal)
- Preventing Your Dog from Chasing the Cat
- Recommended Dog Training and Care Resources (BestFriends.org)
- Teaching Come (BestFriends.org)
- Teaching a Dog her Name (BestFriends.org)
- Teaching Down and Stay (BestFriends.org)
- Using High Value Treats (Mutt About Town)
- We’re Positive! – Dog Training Using Positive Techniques (Whole Dog Journal)
Understanding Complex Behaviors