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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 Behavior Department via our contact us form.
 Read more information about our Pet Retention Program.

Upcoming Behavior Events


Get more information about the following topics below.
* 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.

Additional Resources

Visit the following websites for information on behavior issues, basic care, and training for your pet:
Best Friends Animal Society
Jackson Galaxy Cat Tips
Kitten Lady
Dr. Patricia McConnell
Positive Dog Training

Calling All Dogs

6088 S Highland Dr, Holladay, UT 84121

(801) 273-3647


Side By Side Dog Training

(801) 643-6272


Pet Harmony Animal Behavior and Training

In-person and video consultations available



Pets Decoded LLC

Serving: Salt Lake, Park City and Utah Valley

(385) 202-0087



A Dog’s Journey

Serving North Salt Lake, Davis County, Weber County, Video Consultations available 




Shake On It Dog Training

Serving: Salt Lake County, Utah County, Tooele County, Davis and Weber County

Facebook @shakeonitdogtraining


Three Little Pits

(435) 640-3143



Skye’s Dog Training

Services include service dog and emotional support dog training



Canines with a Cause
(801) 792-1737
Enrichment for pets

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

Behavior and Training Handouts

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. 

So far our certified trainers have compiled the following guidance:

Positive Reinforcement Training

Escape Behaviors

Resource Guarding

Leash Reactive Dog

Introducing Your Dog to Resident Pets

Fearful Dog


Play Biting and Chewing

Separation Distress