Behavior and training resources

Is your new puppy demolishing your house? Does your dog drag you down the street on walks?

Below you'll find some printable resources on handling common problem behaviors.

In addition to our classes, Lake Mills Veterinary Clinic offers private lessons and in-clinic consultations for more serious behavioral problems. We can also come to your home to evaluate and treat your dog's behavior.

Please contact the clinic at 920-648-2421, or email us for more information or to schedule an appointment.

File Name Description / Comment
Paw_Prints_Crate_Training.pdf Crate train your dog to prevent toileting accidents, furniture chewing and for safe car trips.
Paw_Prints_Get_Your_Dogs_Off_To_a_Good_Start.pdf Give your new dog(s) the best opportunity to become friends for life by following these simple guidelines during their first few minutes and days together.
Paw_Prints_Help_Your_Dog_Settle.pdf Use massage, gentle handling and settling techniques to help your dog become more comfortable with nail trims, brushing, grooming and general care.
Paw_Prints_Keep_Your_Dog_Busy_Not_Bored.pdf Anxious or bored dogs can display behaviors like barking, digging, inappropriate chewing and escaping, which are unacceptable and stressful to you, and self-rewarding and damaging to the dog. This resource sheet describes toys and activities to stimulate your dog's mind. Engaging your dog's mind is as important as physical exercise.
Paw_Prints_Lets_Go_For_A_Walk.pdf Teach your dog to walk nicely on leash by using these strategies to retrain common problems like pulling, leash biting, freezing and wrapping your legs in the leash.
Paw_Prints_Puppy_Biting.pdf Teach your puppy not to bite people, even in play.
Paw_Prints_Learn_To_Respond_To_Stress.pdf A growl stops you in your tracks, but what about a yawn? Learn your dog's subtle stress/anxiety signals to develop a better relationship with him and prevent potential aggression and fear problems.
Paw_Prints_Socialize_Your_Puppy.pdf Use this list to help expose your puppy to many and varied experiences. Good socialization helps puppies become confident and calm adults. Fearful puppies can become nervous adult dogs, and anxiety can lead to aggressive behavior.
Paw_Prints_Teach_Polite_Behavior.pdf Attention-seeking behavior can be frustrating to deal with, and is easily encouraged by accident. This resource sheet is a brief guide to some simple ways to recognize demanding behavior, and respond to it gently and appropriately.

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