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How to Help Your Fearful Dog

How to Help Your Fearful Dog

Dogs can be fearful for a variety of reasons including a lack of socialization, scary experiences in their past, and/or genetics. Whatever the reason for their fear, there are steps you can take to ensure that you recognize when they are afraid and then to help them feel safe and secure. Your dog can have … Read More

How to Help with Jumping

How to Help with Jumping

Jumping is a natural dog behavior. They may be trying to say hi or just too excited to contain themselves. This is especially common in young, energetic dogs that may not have had much training. This behavior can be very frustrating and even sometimes painful to live with. The good news is, there are plenty … Read More

Play Biting and Chewing in Puppies and Dogs

Play Biting and Chewing in Puppies and Dogs

Dogs explore the world with their mouths. Chewing is a natural behavior that can be exacerbated due to teething or boredom. Dogs can also learn that it is fun to grab people with their mouths in excitement or play. This is especially common in young, energetic dogs that may not have had much training. This … Read More

How to Help With Separation Distress

How to Help With Separation Distress

Some dogs experience anxiety when left alone. When the behavior is due to an adjustment to his new home or boredom, providing mental stimulation and exercise will often resolve the issues. In the case of true separation anxiety, this is a panic disorder that will require support. If most, or all, of the following statements … Read More

Happy Tails Reading Program

Happy Tails Reading Program

We are very excited to announce the 2020 Utah Humane Society Happy Tails Reading Program supporting kids and pets! Reading stimulates the imagination, builds important neuro pathways, and helps children to expand their understanding of the world around them. But did you also know the benefits of reading to animals? Learning to read can be stressful for … Read More

What is Coordinated Entry?

What is Coordinated Entry?

A Coordinated Entry System (CES) is a process to ensure that people with pets who are experiencing a resource or housing crisis are quickly identified, assessed, referred, and connected to available resources. The Humane Society of Utah uses a Coordinated Entry System (CES) to save more lives. The Coordinated Entry System was developed through models in animal welfare known … Read More

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