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.
Learn more about why enrichment toys are beneficial to pets; not just when you are away.
Hear why “safe spots” are important to helping animals remain calm; and how you can create one for your dog, too!
Hear why rewards-based training helps maintain the human-animal bond.
Hear more about what to expect if you are bringing your pet in for anxiety-related behavior concerns.
Whether you have brought home a new puppy or an adult dog, the first thing to teach them is house training.
For some dogs, it did not matter how long they were alone, they eliminated inside no matter what.
There may come a time when your dog is house trained and you may want to allow them more freedom.
Young puppies and adolescent dogs may benefit from a designated spot in the house that is a restricted.
Some dogs enjoy dog parks and some do not.
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.
Visit the Behavior Buzzzzzz podcast with Dr Amy Pike and Dr Amy Learn to “bee” informed about all things behavior-related.