Pet behavior resources

Sometimes pet behavior problems seem overwhelming, but many can be managed with the application of a little knowledge and a little effort. We're here to help you find answers to your pet behavior questions.


Dog Training and Obedience Classes

Whether it's a long-time friend or a newly adopted dog, sometimes we all could use a little help in this area! Our Training School is dedicated to helping you and your dog understand each other better, through the use of positive, family-friendly training techniques.

Pet Behavior Library

This online library contains tried-and-true methods for managing many common pet behavior problems as well as tools for evaluating situations that may require additional resources.

Pet Helpline: 952-435-7738

Need help right away? Call our Pet Helpline at 952-HELP-PET (952-435-7738). We’re here to answer your behavior questions about your pet (or connect you to an expert who can), and we might be able to help you resolve an issue that will keep your pet at home, with you. 

Request behavior help online

Local veterinary behavior consultants

Due to the potential for serious injury, canine and feline aggression is best handled by a professional veterinarian who is experienced in behavior. Because phone counseling is inadequate for addressing a serious problem like animal aggression, we ask that you contact the following professionals for help:

Margaret Duxbury, DVM, DACVB
Veterinary Behavior Specialties of Minnesota

Deborah Bryant, DVM
Veterinary Behavior Specialties of Minnesota

Terri A. Derr, DVM
Veterinary Behavior Options

Lorna Reichl, DVM
Midwest Veterinary Behavior Services

For caring, compassionate advice and resources to address all your animal concerns.

Contact the Pet Helpline