HELPLINES- personal assistance

Best Friends Animal Society

The Best Friends link includes the following BEHAVIOR HELPLINES:

  • University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine Behavior Clinic  (215) 898-3347  If the clinic is not open at the time of your call, their recorded message will give you their call-in hours for the week.
  • Denver Dumb Friends League  At , click on the Education menu and then “Behavior Helpline.” You’ll be directed to the Animal Behavior Helpline Online Counsel Request Form, which you can use to reach a trained behavior counselor at the Dumb Friends League. The counselor will contact you by phone or e-mail (whichever you choose) to help solve the behavior problem you’re experiencing. Expect a response within two to four days. This service is free.
  • Feline Health Center, Cornell University Dr. Louis J. Camuti Feline Consultation and Diagnostic Service (800) KITTYDR   They are available Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9 am to 12 pm and 2 to 4 pm EST, except holidays. You will be charged a fee.
  • The Best Friends link also includes information about what to do when the Behavior Helpline hasn’t helped. Sherry Woodard, Best Friends’ animal consultant, writes about alternatives, such as consulting with:
    • a traditional or holistic veterinarian
    • a pet trainer
    • a behavior counselor
    • a certified applied animal behaviorist
    • a board-certified veterinary behaviorist



The Pet Professional Guild

A selection of dog training videos from The Association for Force-Free Pet Professionals

Urban Dogs

Positive and reward based training for all dogs. A Youtube channel to view their training videos.


More than 400 videos of different clicker and positive reinforcement training scenarios people can use to train their own dogs.


ARTICLES (handouts, online articles)

ASPCA- virtual pet behaviorist

Answers to questions/problems with cats or dogs. Search feature for extensive library.

Best Friends Animal Society

Dog and Cat Behavior and Training Resources

Dr. Sophia Yin

Cat training and behavior resources. Includes some videos

Dr. Sophia Yin

Dog training and behavior resources. Includes some videos

Humane Society of Southern Arizona

Dog and cat training and behavior resources

Urban Dawgs

Positive and reward based training for all age/types of dogs. Many of the articles are from San Francisco SPCA.

Perfect Paws

Focus on training for puppies

Best Paw Forward Dog Education

Wide range of topics/articles with a search tool

Dog Star Daily

Free Dog Training Downloads