Many dogs are surrendered to animal shelters because of solveable behavior problems or unrealistic expectations. Most behavior problems can be addressed with three things: knowledge, patience and a plan.

Research shows that most pets are surrendered to animal shelters because of common behavior problems their families didn't know how to solve. However, behavior challenges don't have to end this way. Most behavior problems can be addressed with three things: knowledge, patience and a plan.

Below are tip sheets provided by the HSUS and the ASPCA that address the most common behavior issues and training techniques. If you still need help, ask your veterinarian and check out the links to the left to find personalized help.

Behavior Tip Sheets

Aggression
Barking
Chewing
Digging
Dominant Behavior
Bringing Home
Escaping
Dog Essentials
Food Guarding
Noise Fear
Jumping
Nipping & Rough Play
Separation Anxiety
Submissive Urination
Urine-Marking Behavior

Training Tip Sheets

Basic Training
Crate Training
House Training

Leash Training
Positive Reinforcement
Puppy Basics
Sit Training
Solving Boredom
Teaching to Come
Toys (You need them!)
Puppy Socialization