Welcome to Behavior Bits!
Your educational resource for behavior-related pet training tips. In this section of the web site, you will find helpful and easy-to-implement behavior training recommendations from industry experts. These short training “bits” are only 3‑5 minutes each and cover various topics such as crate training, enrichment toys, how to prepare for a veterinary visit, and much, much more.
How to Transition a Dog With Anxiety to Their Safe Spot
Hear why “safe spots” are important to helping animals remain calm; and how you can create one for your dog, too!
Why Positive Training is Better Than Negative Training
Hear why rewards-based training helps maintain the human-animal bond.
Veterinary Visit Expectations
Hear more about what to expect if you are bringing your pet in for anxiety-related behavior concerns.
House Training 101
Whether you have brought home a new puppy or an adult dog, the first thing to teach them is house training.
Why am I coming home to urine or stool on the floor?
For some dogs, it did not matter how long they were alone, they eliminated inside no matter what.
Will I always need to confine my dog?
There may come a time when your dog is house trained and you may want to allow them more freedom.
Is it necessary to confine my dog when I leave and how would I teach my dog to be confined?
Young puppies and adolescent dogs may benefit from a designated spot in the house that is a restricted.
The pluses and minuses of dog parks: are they right for my dog and me?
Some dogs enjoy dog parks and some do not.
Making life more interesting for your canine friend: Enrichment toys
When dogs are left to their own devices, they often end up engaging in dog-like behaviors that may be fun for them but annoying for us.
Are some walks better than others?
You and your dog may walk for the same reasons or different reasons.