Dog Behavioral Issues

Finding a Dog Trainer 

Because dog training is a field without any overall educational or certification requirements, it can be challenging and overwhelming to find a qualified dog trainer who will use proven effective, safe, and reward-based behavioral modification methods. Below is a short list of databases to help you find a credible professional. For more detailed information on what to look for in a trainer or behaviorist visit Shelter Play Group Alliance's Selecting a Dog Professional or Fear Free Happy Homes' Finding a Qualified Trainer or Behavioral Consultant. 

Remember, medical problems should always be considered as a possible cause for unusual or inappropriate behavior. We recommend that you talk with your veterinarian about any behavioral problems you may be experiencing before attempting any behavioral intervention. If you do not currently have a veterinarian, please see our Local Vets & Rescues page.


Virtual Behavioral Assistance Options

Credible Resource Libraries