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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

When hugging hurts

When hugging hurts

The internet is filled with pictures of people hugging their dogs, but have you ever ...
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How to have a Merry Catmas

How to have a Merry Catmas

While there are so many wonderful things we can share with our pets over the ...
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Your dog: "Will work for food."

Your dog: “Will work for food.”

Did you know that dogs (and, it appears, all animals) are “contra-freeloaders”? This curious phenomenon ...
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Are holistics for cats worth the hype?

Are holistics for cats worth the hype?

With folks in many ways making a more holistic move towards self-care, many cat owners ...
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What hackles mean

What hackles mean

While we're often told if a dog's hackles are up (their fur along their shoulders ...
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Dog-friendly landscaping

Dog-friendly landscaping

Is your dog tearing up your yard? We have a solution ...
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Does your cat want another cat?

Does your cat want another cat?

When thinking of adding a new adult cat to your home, there are some things ...
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Think teaching a dog tricks is silly? Think again...

Think teaching a dog tricks is silly? Think again…

People often differentiate between “obedience” training for their dogs, and “trick” training.  Often we minimize ...
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Should I adopt one or two kittens?

Should I adopt one or two kittens?

Are two better than one? While there's an added expense of food and medical care, ...
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Separation anxiety is treatable!

Separation anxiety is treatable!

As people are increasingly going back to the office, many dog parents are concerned about ...
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