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Your donation will help us promote adoptions of the animals of the Gratiot County Animal Shelter and help the the animals of our community by promoting spay/neutering and animal care and welfare.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pet Behavior Tips

We would like to help improve the relationship between people and their pets. By helping owners learn how to train animals, we hope to increase the likelihood that pets won't be surrendered to the shelter and they will enjoy long happy lives with their owners.

Behavior problems are the leading cause of pet surrender to shelters and animal control agencies. Many of these behavior problems can be avoided with proper pet selection and pet owner education.

If you're having difficulties with your pet, see the list of topics below for information and advice.

 

Aversives for Dogs

 

The Barking Dog

 

Why Dogs Bite: A Guideline for Children

 

Children and Dogs: Important Information for Parents

 

How to Solve the Digging Problem

  Crate Training Your Dog
  Inside or Out? Making Your Dog Part of the Family

 

Positive Reinforcement - Training Your Dog or Cat With Treats/Praise

 

Re-housetraining Your Adult Dog

 

Separation Anxiety

 

Selecting the Right Pet

 

Keeping Your Dog Confined in Your Yard

 

Unusual Eating Habits in Dogs and Cats

 

Successful Cleaning to Remove Pet Odors and Stains