Lifesaving Library

Dog trainer and pit-bull-terrier-type dog giving a high five

Training for Shelter Dogs

The following videos are part of a training series for dogs in shelters and their fosters. The trainers and dogs are from the Best Friends Animal Sanctuary. They will cover step-by-step training plans to help a dog during its time in a shelter's care and after adoption.     

Clicker Training
Learn the "clicker training" technique to teach animals in your care. For a written version of this training plan, please click here.


"Go to Your Place"
This video will show you how to teach a dog to go to his place. Teaching a dog to go to a specific place can be helpful at those times when you need a dog to settle down or stay in a particular spot for a while. For a written version or PDF of this training plan, please click here. 


Crate Training a Dog

Teaching a dog to be comfortable in a crate will have many benefits and provide a place of comfort and security. For a written version or PDF of this training plan, please click here.


​"Know Your Name"
This video will demonstrate how to teach name recognition to a dog. For a written version or PDF of this training plan, please click here.

 


"Look at That"

This video will demonstrate how to keep dogs calm and safe in a situation where something exciting or scary may trigger them.