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Category: Behavior and Training

Independence Day and Pets: Tips from the Humane Rescue Alliance

Fourth of July fireworks are a celebration of our nation’s heritage as we salute the founding of our country with friends and family. But not every member of the family is in on the celebration. Alexandra Dilley, Director of Behavior & Training at the Humane Rescue Alliance offers the following suggestions for pet owners and guardians to consider: The safest place for your pet is at home, not in a crowded, unfamiliar and noisy place. The combination of too many people and loud... Read More
at Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Symba's Weight Loss Journey

Symba came to the Humane Rescue Alliance last week after his previous owner moved to an assisted living facility and wasn't able to bring Symba along. He reported over the phone that sweet Symba weighed nearly 40 pounds—which our staff was surprised to hear and thought surely he must be overestimating. When Symba arrived at our New York Avenue adoption center he weighed in at 35 pounds! This handsome fellow, with his sweet face and mellow disposition, quickly became a staff... Read More
at Thursday, June 15, 2017

Basic Manners: Barking, Biting and Chewing

HRA’s Director of Behavior and Training, Alexandra Dilley, shares her tips for improving your dogs basic manners with NBC Washington’s Melissa Mollet.  Interested in learning more? Our experienced trainers can help guide you and your pet through the common behavior problems and challenges that may face many pet owners. Additional information about our Washington, DC based training classes is available at  humanerescuealliance.org/training . Read More
at Friday, April 28, 2017

iSpeakDog: Bridging the Communications Gap Between People and Their Dogs

To help improve the relationship people have with their dogs, the Humane Rescue Alliance has teamed up with The Academy for Dog Trainers , The Bark Magazine , and The Pet Professional Guild   to launch iSpeakDog, a global campaign and website designed to help people better understand dog body language and behavior. The Humane Rescue Alliance is proud to participate as a local partner to provide resources and share knowledge with dog guardians in the Washington, DC region. ... Read More
at Monday, March 27, 2017

From Rescue to Potential Rescuer

HRA Shelter Dog Trains for Search and Rescue Work Labrador retrievers are pretty popular dogs. And there’s a reason for that. They tend to be happy, outgoing companions who get along well with a variety of people and animals. Still, they’re not for everyone. Labs tend to mature later than other dogs, sometimes retaining puppy-like qualities well into adulthood. And their exuberance and energy can be too much for many people. Bongo is a case in point. This handsome black Lab... Read More
at Wednesday, February 8, 2017

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