Behavior Library - Dog Behavior Resources

180 Turn Command

Teaching your dog to turn 180 degrees on command allows you to turn him away from things that might make him react negatively.

Aggression Toward People

Learn what aggression looks like and how to address aggressive behavior in your dog.

Alone Time Training Game

Teach your dog to be left alone without setting off his anxiety with this training game.  See also Separation-Related Problems, Independence Training, Crate Training, and KONG Stuffing handouts for more information.

Attention Seeking

Learn what attention-seeking behaviors look like and how to address them in your dog.

Avoid Tying Dogs

Find out why tying your dog outside while you run into a store or restaurant is not in your dog’s best interest.


Learn why dogs bark and how to address barking from your dog.

Basket Muzzle

Sometimes it is beneficial for your dog to wear a basket muzzle. The muzzle will keep you and others safe. When your dog is properly introduced to the muzzle, it can make him more relaxed and comfortable during the behavior modification program—or anything else your dog may not like.


Learn why dogs beg and how to address begging behaviors in your dog.

Body Language

Here’s an overview that can help you learn to read your dog’s signals. Look for the clues provided by the look in her eyes, the tone of her voice, the position of her ears and body, and the motion of her tail.

Canine Influenza FAQ

Find answers to frequently asked questions about canine influenza.


Learn why dogs chew and how to address your dog’s chewing.

Collars and Leashes

Learn about various types of collars and leashes to find the best fit for your dog.

Counter Surfing

Learn why dogs jump up on counters and how to address this behavior.

Crate Training Adult Dog

Teaching your dog to spend time alone in a crate can help with house-training, chew training, settling, and kenneling.

Crate Training Puppy

Teaching your puppy to spend time alone in a crate can help with house-training, chew training, settling, and kenneling.

Dental Cleaning

Learn why it is important to properly care for your pet’s teeth and the benefits of using anesthesia for a thorough cleaning and examination.