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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.

Featured Tips from HSHV's Behavior Specialists

Operation Cooperative Canine (a.k.a., getting a dog's buy-in for basic caregiving)

Operation Cooperative Canine (a.k.a., getting a dog’s buy-in for basic caregiving)

Cooperative care allows your dog to be a willing participant in a necessary activity that ...
Cat-astrophic eating

Cat-astrophic eating

Do you have a cat who gulps their food, sometimes so quickly that they almost ...
What's positive reinforcement and why do we use it?

What’s positive reinforcement and why do we use it?

Why do we use positive reinforcement when training and working with our dogs? Positive reinforcement ...
Can you change your cat?

Can you change your cat?

We unlock the mystery of how to get your cat to do what you want ...
Calming Your Anxious Dog

Calming Your Anxious Dog

Our staff and volunteers spend hours each day walking the dogs and providing them with ...
How to help your one and only kitten

How to help your one and only kitten

While it may be hard to find peer-reviewed data on what we in the animal ...
How to choose your kitty

How to choose your kitty

It can be overwhelming when you come to the shelter looking for a cat or ...
How to "enrich" your dog's life

How to “enrich” your dog’s life

We all know how important enrichment is for our animals. Enrichment gives them the opportunity ...
How to introduce guests to your avoidant or reactive dog

How to introduce guests to your avoidant or reactive dog

Does your dog avoid or react to strangers? Bark, growl, run away, or hide? Here's ...
Treating is Tricky: Making a plan for training

Treating is Tricky: Making a plan for training

The legendary animal trainer Bob Bailey once said, “Training is a mechanical skill.” While it ...