Wayside is committed to helping you make the most of your relationship with your pet. We believe that proper training and socialization will strengthen the special bond between pets and their people and we encourage you to check out the free behavior and training resource articles below. Written by Wayside’s Certified Behavior Team, these resource articles and videos will help you and your pet navigate behavior challenges. From bringing your new pet into the home to enrichment ideas to addressing more challenging concerns, the Wayside Resource Library is always available.

Wayside Waifs also offers a variety of dog training classes, seminars, and private training sessions. Check out our event calendar to view upcoming classes. To learn more about private training options Contact us to learn more.

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Ask a Trainer Assistance

Do you have a pet behavior question or problem you’d like to discuss with one of our behavior trainers?

Canine behaviors we can help troubleshoot by phone or email: 

  • house training
  • basic obedience
  • house manners
  • leash skills
  • crate training 

If you have questions that fit the above criteria, you can submit questions by clicking here. You can also call our Canine Behavior Help Line at 816-986-4461 and leave a voice message. We do our best to reply within 48 hours. 

We cannot give advice on the phone or via email for the following behaviors: 

  • aggression (growling, snapping, or biting) towards people or other animals
  • severe separation anxiety 

For assistance with these more concerning issues, please start with a visit to your veterinarian to rule out any underlying medical concerns and speak with a certified canine behaviorist.