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

Pets Decoded LLC
Serving: Salt Lake, Park City, and Utah Valley
(385) 202-0087

Side By Side Dog Training
(801) 643-6272

Skye’s Dog Training
Services include service dog and emotional support dog training

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: Kylie@ArtOfBehavior.Dog

Three Little Pits
(435) 640-3143

A Dog’s Journey
Serving North Salt Lake, Davis County, and Weber County. Video Consultations available.

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

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

Train my Dog SLC
Specializing in dog-dog aggression, feral or fearful (non-human aggressive) dogs

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 trainers.

Pet Harmony Animal Behavior and Training
Video consultations available


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

Art of Behavior

Group Dog Training Classes

Zoom Room in Sandy, UT
We offer group training classes, agility, workshops, and other experiences that will deepen your bonds with your dog.
(801) 882-7125‬

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