Behavior, Training & Care
A well-trained animal makes for a healthier and happier animal and family. We encourage you to learn everything you can about humane training techniques in an effort to build a better relationship between you and your pet. We have created this series of flyers to assist you with your pet.
Now you can get pet-behavior advice from ASPCA experts 24 hours a day, right from your computer. Our nationally recognized team of animal behaviorists offers possible solutions to a wide range of issues at no charge. Simply type your pet's behavior problem into our easy-to-use database, and you'll receive step-by-step advice -- without leaving home. Ask ASPCA's Virtual Behaviorist!
ACC does not endorse any specific trainer, however, we do suggest you find a trainer who subscribes to a more modern, positive reinforcement approach. The following are some resources for you to find the right trainer:
Association of Pet Dog Trainer (selecting a dog trainer)
Free & Low-Cost Pet Food & Supplies
We understand that at times a family might be in crisis and can use some support with pet food and supplies. If you are resident of New York City, you may be qualified for resources listed below.
- Animal Relief Fund: Animal Relief Fund (ARF) helps to keep pets with their families and reduce the number of abandoned dogs and cats by distributing pet food to local food pantries that serve New York families in need.
- Food Bank for New York City: Food Bank for New York City sometimes has pet food available at its food pantries (availability depends on how much food has been donated). Please contact them for more details.
- Prince Chunk Foundation: The Prince Chunk Foundation Pet Food Assistance program provides financially struggling pet owners with three months' supply of pet food to alleviate the stress of feeding your companion during times of financial hardship. Please visit their website to apply.