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Tip Sheet Library

Here are helpful tips and suggestions on how to manage many common pet behavior problems.  Please note: the tip sheets offered here do not address issues of serious aggression.  If you feel that your pet is aggressive or is showing signs of aggression (more than typical puppy "mouthy" behavior or dog-to-dog squabbles not resulting in serious injuries), please consult with your veterinarian or contact a certified animal behaviorist.

For Dogs
Crate Training
Destructive Chewing
Dominant Dogs
Fearful Dogs
Introducing A Cat And A Dog
Introducing Your Dog to New Dog
"Nothing In LIfe Is Free"
Positive Reinforcement: Training Your Dog with Treats and Praise
Puppy Behavior Basics
Puppy Chewing
Puppy Nipping and Rough Play
Removing Pet Stains and Odors
Separation Anxiety
Submissive and Excitement Urination
Tools and Techniques to Modify your Dog's Behavior

For Cats
Aggression Between Family Cats
Aggression Towards People
Cat Toys - You Need Them
Destructive Scratching
Fearful Cats
Introducing A Cat And A Dog
Introducing Pets to a New Cat
Kitten Behavior Basics
Kitten's Rough Play
Noisy Cats
Positive Reinforcement: Training Your Cat with Treats and Praise
Preventing Litter Box Problems
Removing Pet Stains and Odor
Solving Litter Box Problems
Tools and Techniques to Modify your Cat's Behavior

For Rabbits
Visit the House Rabbit Society and view their frequently asked questions about rabbit care and behavior.