Lincoln Land Animal Clinic, Ltd

1150 Tendick
Jacksonville, IL 62650

(217)245-9508

www.lincolnlandac.com

Training and Behavior Information


Noise and Thunderstorm Phobia

It's that time of year again when many dogs become very anxious, excited, or fearful of impending storms, fireworks and noises.  How do you know if your pet is affected? 

There are many different things we can do to help your dog depending on the severity of the phobia. CLICK HERE to learn more. 


Preventing Noise Phobia

HERE ARE SOME TOOLS you can put in your tool box to help prevent noise phobia,  minimize the symptoms, and have some basic tools to deal with the problem should it occur.


Nail Trims Shouldn't Be Scary

Nail trimming does not have to be, nor should it be torture for anyone.  Trimming nails should not be painful unless there is some underlying pathology. CLICK HERE to read more. 


Body Language

How do you know whether to approach, retreat, or stay put? In order to improve our relationship with our pets it is important to learn, understand, and respect their body language.

CLICK HERE to read more and access many resources explaining and describing body language. 


Medicating Your Pet 

If you have difficulty medicating your pet (dog or cat), READ MORE for detailed instructions on how to train your pet to love to take medication. 


Dr. Colleen Koch's Favorite Training and Behavior Tools 

Enrichment

Food puzzles and toys are important tools to help enrich your pet's life. CLICK HERE to learn more and watch videos of food puzzles in action. 


Muzzles

Muzzles should be perceived by your dog as a good thing. For step-by-step instructions on how to teach your dog to love being muzzled, CLICK HERE.

We also have a pictorial guide for teaching your dog to wear a slip muzzle.

To read a story on one dog's journey to loving his muzzle, CLICK HERE

Muzzle or treat baskets? It's all a matter of perception. 


Harnesses and Halters

There are several great alternatives to the traditional leash and collar. While these products offer advantages that assist in training to stop pulling, they must be used properly and in conjunction with training in order to be successful.

To learn more about these different options click here for our harness and halter page.


Trainers 

How do you find the right trainer? Training your pet should never make you feel uncomfortable. CLICK HERE for a helpful video you can watch prior to hiring any trainer.