• Renowned Animal Behaviorist Dr. Wailani Sung Joins Joybound 

    Renowned Animal Behaviorist Dr. Wailani Sung Joins Joybound 

    Renowned Animal Behaviorist Dr. Wailani Sung Joins Joybound  Will head up Joybound People & Pets’ Training and Enrichment Program  WALNUT CREEK, CA, May 13, 2024 – Joybound People & Pets, formerly Animal Rescue Foundation (ARF) is thrilled to welcome Dr. …

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  • Food and Resource Guarding (From Other Dogs)

    Food and Resource Guarding (From Other Dogs)

    Resource guarding, or the act of defending an item or access to an item, is a natural, evolutionary behavior. Even humans do it! Most of us understand that it is considered impolite to eat off of someone’s plate. You might …

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  • Puppy Training & Socialization Classes

    Puppy Training & Socialization Classes

    Puppy Kindergarten Come and learn how your puppy thinks, along with crucial foundational skills (including potty training, not jumping on people, the importance of the crate, and basic obedience!) and how to create a good routine for your pup so …

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  • Canine Good Citizen™ Classes

    Canine Good Citizen™ Classes

    Prerequisites: Prior basic obedience class is required Upcoming Canine Good Citizen Classes Before your first class (or even before signing up), please view our training policies. These policies are design not only for your and your pet’s safety, but to ensure classes …

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  • Basic Obedience Classes

    Basic Obedience Classes

    Upcoming Basic Obedience Sessions Before your first class (or even before signing up), please view our training policies. These policies are design not only for your and your pet’s safety, but to ensure classes run smoothly and effectively. Remember, both for …

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  • Reactive Rover Classes

    Reactive Rover Classes

    Upcoming Reactive Rover Sessions Before your first class (or even before signing up), please view our training policies. These policies are design not only for your and your pet’s safety, but to ensure classes run smoothly and effectively. Remember, both for …

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  • Dog Training Policies

    Dog Training Policies

    Attendance If you are unable to attend a session please contact the training department to obtain the class material. Make-up classes are not available. Vaccinations Required Adult dogs must show proof of current parvo/distemper (DHPP) and rabies vaccinations. Puppies not adopted from …

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  • What is the Canine Good Citizen™ Test?

    What is the Canine Good Citizen™ Test?

    The Ten Items on the Test Here is a preview of the ten items the CGC Test includes. Handlers are welcome to use praise and encouragement and may also pet their dog between exercises. However, food, treats, and toys are …

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  • Destructive Behavior in Dogs

    Destructive Behavior in Dogs

    Preventing and Eliminating Destructive Behaviors It is normal for dogs to explore the world with their mouths. However, dogs may not choose the safest or most appropriate chewing items as they get used to their space. Until your dog has …

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  • Managing Mouthy Dogs

    Managing Mouthy Dogs

    Reasons a Dog May Put Their Mouth on You There are many reasons a dog may put their mouth on you, and your dog may end up doing so for not one but many reasons: Mouthiness Management Two key tools …

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  • Housetraining

    Housetraining

    Housetraining is all about teaching your dog the right place to eliminate and rewarding them for doing so. Sounds so simple, right? Well this process takes time and repetition. Even if a dog has a history of housetraining in their …

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  • What to Know About Muzzles

    What to Know About Muzzles

    Why Muzzles are Important Muzzles may not be the most appealing piece of dog gear to own, but it may be one of our most essential pieces of equipment when properly used. The popular view of dogs in muzzles is …

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