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.
Did my dog rearrange my house?
After a period of lengthy togetherness, some dogs may get anxious when left alone.
The barking sounds like my dog is very upset
If your barking dog sounds upset when you are home, go to your dog and see what is upsetting them.
Bark, bark, bark! How is a person supposed to work?
One of the most common types of barking is alarm barking out windows or behind fences.
Information leads the way for change!
If the barking is excitement, there are several things that help
Breaking Down the Bark
Not all barking occurs for the same reason. Nor do all barks sound the same.
What if my dog shows signs of distress when I am away?
Pay close attention to any signs or clues of anxiety when practicing your departures.
A little practice goes a long way: plan ahead to go back to work
It is important to practice departures prior to heading back into the office full-time.
Even dogs have to practice social distancing!
All people and pets need a place to relax and rest, undisturbed.
Working from home is still work; how to make time for your pet?
Perhaps you were unable to find time to walk you dog before, but now you can walk your dog daily.
Do I really need to set expectations for my pet?
While some pets find being home alone stressful, most have adjusted and have their own routine.