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The tips on these pages will help you choose the right pet for your family, train your pet and solve many common pet problems. If you still need assistance after reading this information, please contact Stefanie Leth at the Idaho Humane Society shelter.

*Many thanks to the Denver Dumb Friends League for providing this content!

Selecting A Pet

Is It The Best Time to Adopt a Pet
Selecting the Right Pet

General Pet Care Tips

Moving with Your Pet
Preparing a Pet for Baby's Arrival
Grieving For Your Pet
Territorial Marking Behavior in Dogs and Cats
Positive Reinforcement Training
When Information Isn't Enough Help
Protect Your Pet From Hot Weather
Successful Cleaning to Remove Pet Odors and Stains
Unusual Eating Habits in Dogs and Cats

Dog Behavior & Training

The Benefits of an Educated Dog
The Fearful Dog
Nothing in Life is Free
Puppy Nipping and Rough Play
Dealing with Normal Puppy Chewing
Canine Rivalry
Separation Anxiety
How to Use a Head Halter
Keeping Your Dog Safe
Dealing with Dominance in Dogs
Stages of Puppy Development
How to Solve Digging Problems
Inside or Out Making Your Dog Part of the Family
Submissive or Excitement Urination
Children and Dogs Important Information for Parents
Overcoming the Fear of Thunder and Startling Noises
Sample Adversives for Dogs
Introducing Your New Dog to Your Resident Dog
Crate Training Your Dog
Why Dogs Bite A guideline for children
Dog Toys and How to Use Them
Understanding Aggressive Behavior in Dogs
Destructive Behavior in Dogs
The Canine Escape Artist
Housetraining Puppies
Re-Housetraining Your Adult Dog
The Barking Dog

Cat Behavior & Training

Cats: Indoor vs Outdoors
Your Cat Needs a Tag
Your Talkative Cat
Feline Social Behavior and Aggression
Introducing Your New Cat to Your Other Pets
Understanding Cat Aggression Towards People
Litter Box Problem Prevention
Solving Litter Box Problems
Cat Toys and How to Use Them
Destructive Scratching in Cats
Adversives in Cats
Discouraging Roaming Cats
Managing Your Kittens Rough Play
Developmental Stages of Kitten Behavior
The Fearful Cat

Seasonal Pet Care Tips

Holiday Hazards for Pets
Keep Your Pets Safe from Winter Hazards
Keep Your Pets Safe on Halloween
Keep Your Pets Safe on the Fourth of July
Stuffed Toys Make the Best Easter Pets