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Category: Behavior and Training

HRA Works Overtime to Prepare 36 Chihuahuas for Adoption

Since March, the Humane Rescue Alliance behavior and training team has been working overtime with a group of 36 chihuahua-type dogs to prepare them for life in homes.  The dogs, ranging in age from 1 to 7-years-old, came to the Humane Rescue Alliance from Mississippi as part of a large-scale surrendered situation of more than 250 chihuahuas. While healthy, the dogs were all under socialized, shut down, and understandably fearful in their new environment. HRA’s... Read More
Posted by Dani Rizzo at Thursday, April 18, 2019

6 Tips for Training Your Dog

Training your dog can be incredibly rewarding. It can help give you and your dog a better relationship, and it can also help with behavioral issues your dog may have. Our 6 tips will help you to get a better behaved pet. 1. Figure Out What Your Dog Can Do Today. The way to master a skill is to build on success, so you must ask yourself what can my dog actually do on the first try? Every dog is different, and the same dog may be able to do more or less depending on the day – just... Read More
at Monday, June 4, 2018

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 . Read More
at Friday, April 28, 2017

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