We are happy to share that our revised animal behavior program will be focusing on enhanced animal socialization and enrichment exercises. Enrichment activities will include interactive feeding exercises, toy rotations, timed toy release programs, group play excercises and off-premise training. These techniques will greatly improve the quality of life of the animals during their stay with us and be utilizing our wonderful volunteers to assist HSC staff to maximize the impact of the program.
For canines, our goal is to have each dog spend a minimum of 3 hours a day out of their kennel which will include, interacting with other dogs in group play, spending an hour with a staff member or volunteer to work on their human interaction skills and an hour working on their behavior and training.
Behavior & Training Tips
Below please find some tips on animal behavior and training that we hope you will find useful.
Adding a Dog to Your Household
Calming the Fearful Dog
Chew on This: Ending Oral Destruction
Crate Training Your Dog
Dealing with Submissive and Excitement Urination
Dog Toys and How to Use Them
Dog vs. Dog: Canine Aggression is a people problem
Dogs and Children
Don’t Leave Me This Way: Resolving Anxiety Problems
Fear of Thunderstorms
Fear of People
First Two Weeks with your new dog
Housetraining Your Puppy
Introducing Your New Dog to Your Resident Dog
Nothing in Life is Free
Pets Meet Baby
Preparing Pets for New Baby
Puppy Play Biting
Understanding Your Puppy’s Behavior and Development
Walking on a loose leash: Impossible?
Why Bobby Won’t Come: Improving Recall
Cats Destructive Scratching
Coping with Allergies
Introducing your Cat to Other Pets
Pets Meet Baby
Positive Reinforcement Training for your Cat
Reducing Urine Marking Behavior
Solving Aggression between Family
Solving Litterbox Problems