Tag: dog behavior


Aggressive Dog: Resources for Getting Help

It can be extremely distressing to share your home with an aggressive dog whose actions are unpredictable or even dangerous. In fact, we have many dogs with such issues here at the Sanctuary.

Block Dog’s View: Using Visual Barriers with Dogs

A visual barrier is a solid wall that prevents dogs from seeing what’s on the other sideA visual barrier is a solid wall that prevents dogs from seeing what’s on the other side (see photo at right). Most often, visual barriers are used so that dogs can’t see other dogs, but occasionally they serve to block the dog’s view of human neighbors.

Clicker Training

What is clicker training? Clicker training is a fun and effective way to communicate with your pets. You can train almost any kind of pet...

Crate Training 101: How To Train Your Dog

Being comfortable in a crate is a useful skill for dogs to have and it comes in handy for visits to the vet and the groomer, travel and potential emergency transport. In the video below, we walk you through the steps of how to crate train your dog.

Crate Training: The Benefits for You and Your Dog

Why should I consider crate training my dog? Dogs are hard-wired by their genetic history to be den animals. A den is a small, safe,...

Dog Aggression

Dog aggression is normal canine behavior. In the wild, dogs use aggressive behavior to hunt for food, to defend themselves, and to guard their territory. Dogs use aggression to intimidate or harm, but most of the time, dogs threaten aggression without needing to follow through. The reason is that dogs who are properly socialized understand and respect the pack hierarchy.