COVID-19: Training and Behavior Tips

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Our team of pet experts is here to help during this pandemic. These videos have advice on how to stay safe and healthy, as well as tips and tricks so you can use this time to bond with your pet(s).

Training Tips for Staying Safe

Updated March 31st: In compliance with the legal order issued by Governor Newsom for six Bay Area counties, Berkeley Humane has suspended or modified our regular programs and services until they are safe to resume. However, we are still here to help.

Please check out these video with great training and behavior tips for you and your pet. Additional resources about COVID-19 can be found here.

Hey-Hey! Nancy Frensley, Training Manager at Berkeley Humane shares some helpful tips on how to maintain a minimum of 6 feet for safe social distancing while on a walk with your dog.
Adopt a puppy during this pandemic? Nancy Frensley, Training Manager at Berkeley Humane shares some ways you can socialize your puppy while maintaining your safety during this pandemic. Socializing your puppy before they are 4 months old is very important to their health and development.

Tips to Maintain Pet Health While at Home

For Cats
Carly, Pet Program Manager at Berkeley Humane explains why it’s important to have proper ID tags for your indoor and outdoor cat!
Carly, Pet Program Manager at Berkeley Humane and her cat Rozzie give a quick demonstration of how to teach your cat tricks.
Carly, Pet Program Manager at Berkeley Humane explains common litter box issues and the easiest way to address them!
Dr. Crystal Heath demonstrates how easy it can be to give your cat a pill and why getting them used to being handled around the mouth and ears is a good thing!
Berkeley Humane’s Dr. Crystal Heath and her sidekick Austin the cat, demonstrate how to trim your cat’s nails and how to make it an enjoyable bonding experience for the both of you!
Carly, Pet Program Manager at Berkeley Humane and her cat Rozzie give a quick demonstration of how to best pet and handle your cat.
For Dogs!
Nancy Frensley, Training Manager at Berkeley Humane shares her best training tips to interrupt or prevent indoor barking!
Dr. Crystal Heath from Berkeley Humane and Annie the dog demonstrate how easy it can be to trim your dog’s nails at home!
Nancy Frensley, Training Manager at Berkeley Humane shares a quick introduction to her Be Still exercise. It’s a great way for your dog to be comfortable at the vet or groomers, or when meeting new people!
Nancy Frensley, Training Manager at Berkeley Humane shares her tips for getting your dog to love going to a platform and how your dog can use a yoga ball.
Dr. Crystal Heath and Annie the dog demonstrate how easy it can be to clean your dog’s ears at home!
Nancy Frensley, Training Manager of Berkeley Humane shares her top 3 tips and tricks for keeping your pet fit while at home.
Dr. Crystal Heath from Berkeley Humane and Annie the dog demonstrate how easy it can be to brush your dog’s teeth. Dental disease is the number one problem our companions have.