You can do it!

Having a behavior issue with your pet? We’ve all been there! After 100+ years and tens of thousands of adoptions, we’ve learned a few things and are happy to share. Browse our library for help with common behavior issues. And, if you’re an adopter, feel free to call our free behavior helpline!

Featured Tips from HSHV's Behavior Specialists

Dogs have a 3-second rule, too!

Dogs have a 3-second rule, too!

Most dogs enjoy petting, but even the cuddliest dog has times when simply not in ...
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Sassy cats!

Sassy cats!

Lots of people know or love what could be called a “sassy” cat. Often, when ...
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How to get your dog to trim his own nails (Part 1)

Do you and your dog both dread toe-nail trims?  Then why not give your dog ...
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[Photo by Erda Estremera on Unsplash]

How to get your dog to file his own nails (part 2)

We show you how to train your dog to file their own nails by swiping ...
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4 things everyone should consider before adopting a second (or third...) cat

4 things everyone should consider before adopting a second (or third…) cat

Thinking of adding a cat or kitten to your feline crew at home? Here are ...
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Why we use the training method we do

Why we use the training method we do

HSHV has long been an advocate for positive reinforcement-based training methods, and new research continues ...
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How to help a fearful kitty

How to help a fearful kitty

If you’re looking to help a fearful cat or kitten, the best thing you can ...
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