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Dog Care & Behavior Tips

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Is your dog giving you the run around? If you’re having difficulties with house training your pet, barking, or other pet concerns, check out the advice in the documents listed below. If you still need assistance with your dog after reading our information, please call us.



Puppy Mouthiness

It is important for puppies to learn that they cannot bite us like they used to bite their littermates. Learn how to combat puppy mouthiness here!

Resource Guarding

Resource guarding is a deeply-rooted behavior that many pets exhibit. That’s because out in the wild the ability to protect one’s food, shelter, or other resources could make a big difference in that animal’s ability to survive. Join Humane Education Manager Kim Ferris-Church and Behavior and Training Manager Nick Lapresi to learn how to interpret your pet’s behavior and how to see things from their perspective too.

Dog Bite Prevention

Learn dog body language and dog bite prevention with Kim Ferris-Church, Lollypop Farm Humane Education Manager, and Nick Lapresi, Lollypop Farm Behavior and Training Manager.

Grooming Pets At Home

Join our Humane Education Manager and one of our Behavior Staff for a discussion about how to groom your pets at home!

Grooming At Home The Do’s And Don’ts

To ensure your pet’s health and happiness, we’ve compiled a number of pet grooming “do’s” and “don’ts” with the help of our Behavior & Training Team.


Want to eliminate your dog’s elimination problems? Try these tips and tricks to help your dog learn where to go and keep your floors clean!

Living With An Energetic Dog

 When we give a dog appropriate energy outlets, they will spend more of their time resting rather than bouncing off the walls!

Puppy Training

Bringing home a new puppy or kitten is so exciting! It can also seem a bit overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be. While there are many factors involved in raising a happy, healthy, well-adjusted cat or dog, here are a few important things keep in mind during those first crucial weeks with your new family member.

Hiking With Your Furry Friend

Not only is hiking a great way to visit new places, but it is also an awesome hobby for you and your dog to bond over.

Welcoming A Baby

You can help your pet adjust to the big changes ahead with minimal time and effort by making gradual adjustments to your lifestyle before the baby arrives!

Camping With Your Dog

Are you planning a camping getaway and considering bringing your furry friend along for the fun? If so, we’ve compiled a list of simple camping safety tips to consider when traveling this season.

Stress Free Holidays

The holidays are a fun and crazy time, full of parties and presents. But for your pet, the holidays can be a bit stressful, with all the new people, food, smells, and noise of holiday gatherings. Make the holidays happy and healthy for all your family members, including your pets, with these helpful tips.

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