Behavior Library

Great Plains SPCA recommends positive reinforcement training techniques. Please see the articles below for common behavior concerns and how you can help your pet be the best it can be.

Canine General Information
Positive Reinforcement: Training Your Dog Or Cat With Treats And Praise
Dog Toys and How to Use Them
Inside or Out? – Making Your Dog Part of the Family
Children and Dogs
House-Training Puppies
Re-House-Training Your Adult Dog
The Benefits of an Educated Dog
Introducing a New Dog to Your Resident Dog
Introducing a New Dog to Your Resident Cat

Canine Training
Developmental Stages of Puppy Behavior
Puppy Nipping
Destructive Chewing
How to Solve Digging Problems
Submissive or Excitement Urination
The Barking Dog
Keeping Your Dog Confined to Your Property
Crate Training
The Jumping Dog
Recall (come)
Loose-Leash Walking

Canine Behavior
Helping Your Dog Overcome the Fear of Thunder and Other Startling Noises
Understanding Aggressive Behavior in Dogs
The Fearful Dog
Separation Anxiety
Crate and Rotate
Resource Guarding
Food Guarding
Barrier Aggression
High Arousal
Coprophagia (consuming feces)

Feline General Information
Positive Reinforcement: Training Your Dog or Cat with Treats and Praise
Cats: Indoor vs. Outdoor
Children and Cats: Important Information for Parents
Introducing Your New Cat to Your Other Pets
Introducing Your New Cat to Your Resident Cat
Cat Toys and How to Use Them

Feline Behavior
Destructive Scratching in Cats
Developmental Stages of Kitten Behavior
The Fearful Cat
Solving Litter Box Problems
Managing Your Kitten’s Rough Play
The Overstimulated Cat
Declawing
Excessive Meowing