Behavior Library - Dog Behavior Resources

Selecting a Boarding Facility

Choosing a boarding facility can be challenging. Here is a list of questions to ask facilities and recommended answers.

Separating Fighting Dogs

Learn how to appropriately separate fighting dogs.

Separation-Related Problems

Learn what triggers separation-related problems and how to address them.  See also Alone Time Training Game, Independence Training, and KONG Stuffing handouts for more information.


This one is a must and a behavior any dog can learn. A staple of all good dog manners, sitting when asked can help with polite greetings and as a first step to learning many other behaviors. For many dogs, sitting becomes their way of saying “please” when they would like you to throw a ball or open a door.


Stay is one of the most useful commands you can teach your dog. You can use it to keep your dog from overwhelming visitors to your house, prevent begging at the table, get your dog out from underfoot while you tend to household chores, or to make it easier to bring your dog to public places.

Submissive and Excitement Urination

Learn the difference between submissive urination and excitement urination and how to address each.

Successful Dog Park Outings

Learn how to set your dog up for success in dog parks.

Thinking about Adopting a Puppy

Review this comparison chart about adopting a puppy or adult dog to learn which is a better match for you.


Learn about the different types of ticks and proper ways to prevent and remove ticks from your pet.


Teaching your dog the touch/target command means you can distract her from things you don’t want her to focus on and get her attention in situations that could be dangerous. You can also get your dog to touch an item or a person she might be a bit freighted of because this command instills more confidence in your dog.

Training Philosophy

Learn about reward-based training and recommended training gear for your dog.


Learn about the different types of vaccinations and why it is important to keep your dog properly vaccinated.

Will Baby Make Four

Learn how to prepare your dog for the new addition to your family.