Dog and Cat Training and Behavior

Google any topic and you’ll find a wealth of information on the internet.  Over the years we have compiled a list of resources that we would like to share.  The links below (and anywhere else in the site) are intended to help provide information that we may be useful to both prospective and seasoned pet owners.

We recommend that you always consult with your veterinarian, an animal behaviorist, or trainer as your pet’s situation requires.  The decision to use, or not to use, any information is the sole responsibility of the reader. In no event shall Homeward Bound be liable for any damages whatsoever resulting from any action arising in connection with the use of this information – Homeward Bound makes no warranties or guarantees and expressly disclaims all liability.

DOG TRAINING:

Training Classes

NILIF (Nothing in Life is Free) Training Technique:

 General Training:

 The Importance of Positive Discipline and Rewards:

 Clicker Training:

 Training Collars:

 What to Look for in a Dog Trainer:

Leash Basics:

Training Cues / Tricks:

Back Up: 

Come/Recall:

Down:

Jump Through a Hoop:

Leave It / Drop It:

Off:

Playing Dead:

Retrieve/ Fetch:

Roll Over:

Settle:

Shake:

Sit:

Sit Up:

Speak:

Stay:

                                                                                                                                                            
 
Behavior Advice:

Aggression:

Aggression Directed Towards Dogs:

Alleviating Boredom / Toys

Barking & Whining

Begging

Biting / Play Biting / Nipping

Chasing

Chewing

Counter Surfing

Digging:

Dominance Aggression (i.e. what happens when you let your dog become Alpha):

Escaping

Fear

Fear Aggression Directed Towards People:

Getting Into Garbage / Trash Cans

Herding Behavior / Heel Nipping

Housetraining/Cratetraining

Inter-Dog Dominance Aggression (aka Canine Rivalry): 

Medical Causes of Aggression In Dogs:

Possessive Aggression / Food Guarding / Resource Guarding:

Predatory Aggression:

Territorial Aggression:

Stealing

CAT TRAINING:

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