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From Certified Animal Behavior Consultant
Kelley Bollen, MS, CABC
Bringing your new dog home
We hope that you and your new dog will bond and have a long lasting relationship. To insure that you get started on the right foot we have a few suggestions.
Acclimating an Adult Dog to a Crate
Proven step-by-step guide to crate training your adult dog
Eradicating attention-seeking behaviors in your dog
Controlling request, fear, or boredom barking in your dog
Chasing Fast Moving Objects
In order to stop this unwanted behavior we must change the way your dog perceives the object and then condition a new response to the sight of the object.
Crate Training your Puppy
The key to house training your puppy is to reduce the possibility of accidents in the house.
Destructive Chewing in Dogs
Dogs need appropriate chew toys and encouragement in their use, to circumvent destructive chewing habits.
Fear of the Car
Combining systematic desensitization with counterconditioning to help dogs overcome their fear of the car.
Fear of the Vet Office and Medical Procedures
Condition a competing emotional response to help your dog overcome his fears.
The key to house training your puppy is to prevent accidents inside and to reward successful elimination outside.
Important Things for all Dogs
Exercise, Enrichment, and Positive Reinforcement Training for your dog
One thing to remember is that jumping up persists because the dog is usually reinforced for doing it.
Owner Guarding – Jealous Behavior
To curb this behavior, you must try to identify the underlying motivation.
Preparing Your Pet for the Arrival of a New Baby
Three step process to prepare your dog for a new family member
Does your dog practically pull your arm off when you take him for a walk?
Should your puppy be so mouthy?
Socializing a new puppy is the most important thing you can do to create a wonderful dog.
Dogs with this problem can become quite aggressive towards anyone who approaches.
Because dogs are social animals, it is not natural for them to be away from their social group (you) for long periods of time.
Some dogs will submissively urinate when they are approached by people.
Teaching Recall – “Come”
This is the most important behavior you will teach your dog.
Teaching Your Dog a Quiet Command
Alarm barking is a natural behavior in dogs and we can’t expect to completely eliminate it, but we can learn to control it.
Tethering Your Dog
Tethering is a very useful management technique that controls the movement of the dog in certain situations until he can learn to control himself.
This program is designed to help your dog change the way he feels during a thunderstorm and can be very effective.
Why Dogs Eat Poop
Eating feces, although disgusting to us, is not disgusting to them, its food.
Introducing a New Dog to a Resident Cat
Don’t let the dog have free run of the house unless you are present until you are sure they are fine together.
Introducing a New Dog to a Resident Dog
Step-by-step guide to introducing one dog to another.
Introducing a New Dog to Children
Step-by-step guide to introducing your new dog to your children.