Dog Behavior

General information

Is your dog an adolescent?

You thought your puppy had calmed down, but now that he’s almost grown, he’s back to chewing, jumping on you, playing rough, or not listening to you. Maybe he’s also starting to get into disagreements with other dogs. What’s happened to your sweet pup? He’s a teenager now! These resources will help you cope.

Leadership
How to Get Your Dog to Behave
Puppy Nipping, Biting and Rough Play
Puppy Chewing
Puppy Development and Socialization
Chewing and Destructive Behavior

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Aggressive Behavior

Is your dog showing aggressive behavior such as:

  • Barking, lunging, or snarling at other dogs or at people when out on leash
  • Getting into fights with other dogs, including other dogs in the household
  • Growling at, snapping at, nipping, or biting people
  • Chasing and possibly injuring smaller animals like cats or small dogs
  • Guarding possessions like his food bowl, toys, chews, or even his place on your couch
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Fearful, Shy or Anxious Dogs

In order to help you with any issue involving fearful behavior, we must schedule you into a behavior consultation so we can assess your dog and determine the best course of treatment for that particular dog. Click here for information on our consultation program and to get started in scheduling a consultation. In the meantime check out these handouts:
Fear of Thunder and Loud Noises
Fearful Dogs
Submissive and Excitement Urination

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Do you have concerns about your dog interacting with children or with a new baby?

In order to help you with any issue involving inappropriate behavior towards kids, we must schedule you into a behavior consultation so we can assess your dog and determine the best course of treatment for that particular dog. Click here for information on our consultation program and to get started in scheduling a consultation.In the meantime check out these handouts:
Children and Dogs Together
Helping Kids Avoid Dog Bites
Pets and Your New Baby