Behavior and Training

Many pet owners experience behavioral issues that may create challenging and sometimes frustrating problems. Behavioral issues may lead a pet owner to consider rehoming their pet. This page is meant to provide you with information from trusted resources to educate and resolve some common issues.

If you are having behavioral issues with your newly adopted pet, please get in touch with the certified trainers in our Behavior Department via our contact us form.

Read our statement about using positive reinforcement training instead of correction-based methods.

Certified Local Trainers

Praise the Dog, LLC
Specializing in fearful, reactive, and over-exuberant dogs. 
Service Area: Within 20 miles of Sandy, UT for in-person training, and anywhere in the world for virtual training.
Email: [email protected]

Pets Decoded, LLC
Serving: Salt Lake, Park City, and Utah Valley
Utah’s only certified Animal Behaviorist – In-home consultations are available within a 20-mile radius of the SLC location.
(385) 202-0087
Email: [email protected]

Three Little Pits
Working with dogs who are shy/fearful, dogs who exhibit reactive/aggressive behaviors, as well as setting puppies up for success now rather than having to fix problem behaviors later.
Serving Summit, Wasatch and Salt Lake Counties
(435) 640-3143
Email: [email protected]

The Positive Pack
We are a team of positive reinforcement, R+, science-based, and fear-free dog trainers who coach pet parents in Salt Lake City and surrounding areas to train their dogs.

Art Of Behavior
Specializing in puppy raising, leash reactivity, happy vet visits, and harmonious living for dogs, pigs, and cats.
Service Area: In-Person Training in Park City, Heber City & surrounding. Virtual Training Worldwide.
(435) 485-3105
Email: [email protected]

Skye’s Dog Training
Services include service dog and emotional support dog training.
Email: [email protected]

Shake On It Dog Training
Serving: Salt Lake County, Utah County, Tooele County, Davis, and Weber County
Facebook @shakeonitdogtraining

A Dog’s Journey
Serving North Salt Lake, Davis County, and Weber County. Video Consultations are available.
Email: [email protected]

Training to a T, LLC
Positive reinforcement trainer for everything from puppy and obedience training to positive reinforcement snake avoidance, scent work, and more.
(801) 251-6035
[email protected]

Clementine Dog Training
Mission: To teach, enrich, and help dogs be their best selves through force-free and fear-free methods.
12544 Pasture Rd, Suite B Riverton, Utah
call or text: (801) 382-7426
[email protected]

Virtual/Remote Training

Behavior Vets
Since there isn’t currently a veterinary behaviorist in Utah, Behavior Vets offers remote sessions and can work with your regular veterinarian to prescribe behavioral medication when appropriate. They also offer helpful free presentations by their Veterinary Behaviorists and certified Behavior Consultants.

Pet Harmony Animal Behavior and Training
Video consultations available
Email: [email protected]


 Shake On It Pet Training – Jamie Flanders specializes in cat behavior.

Art of Behavior

Group Dog Training Classes

Clementine Dog Training
Mission: To teach, enrich, and help dogs be their best selves through force-free and fear-free methods.
12544 Pasture Rd, Suite B Riverton, Utah
call or text: (801) 382-7426
[email protected]

The inclusion of a service, organization, or program in this listing is not an endorsement or recommendation. We are not able to guarantee the quality of these services and strongly suggest that you check them out yourself before using a specific service.  

enrichment infographic

For more information on how enrichment can help your pet, join the Facebook Group “Canine Enrichment” or “Feline Enrichment“, or read Canine Enrichment for the Real World

To view our free library of information to assist pets and their people, please visit our resources page.

For further assistance, please email our behavior department. 

Additional Resources

Visit the following websites for information on behavior issues, basic care, and training for your pet:

Fear Free Happy Homes

Oregon Humane

Fundamentally Feline

Dr. Patricia McConnell


Pupford Academy

Upcoming Behavior Events