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By Emily Larlham on Jul 28, 2014 at 09:00 AM in Dog Training

Generalizing simply means, teaching your dog that when you ask him to perform a behavior, it means the same thing regardless of the scenario or environment you are in.


Child & Dog Safety Guide

By Victoria Stilwell on Jul 25, 2014 at 09:57 AM in Safety

Dogs make wonderful companions and need to be treated with care and respect. Most dogs are very friendly and won’t bite. However, some dogs bite because they’re fearful, angry, frustrated or are protecting something that is valuable to them. It’s vital that you recognize not just the signs that a dog is uncomfortable, but also the situations you could be in where the chance of a bite is more likely.


Top 10 Tips to Keep Your Dog Healthy in Hot Weather

By Victoria Stilwell on Jul 21, 2014 at 02:16 PM in Dog Health, Dog Training

Dogs generally do not tolerate heat well. While the warm summer months can be fun for humans and dogs alike, it is important to keep your dog from getting overheated. Regardless of the size or breed of dog, you should never leave any dog outside for extended periods in the heat.


President’s Message

President’s Message
By Santa Ynez Valley Humane Society on Oct 15, 2013 at 02:27 PM in News Articles

It is with great pride that I am writing to you to tell you about the many accomplishments of the Board and staff of the SYV Humane Society over the past year.