Free Downloads: Posters, Handouts, and More!

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Here are some of our most popular and most downloaded posters, all available in one post. You are encouraged to download these helpful posters, to share this page on social media, link to it and tell your friends, clients, and coworkers about it.


Watch for our new resources page as part of our coming redesign.

Updated September 2017

New 4-in-1 Poster!

 S Now our 4 most popular posters-The Body Language of Fear in Dogs, Body Language of Feline Anxiety, How to Greet a Dog, and Canine Bite Levels- All in one great poster. Perfect for clinics, waiting rooms, boarding facilities, and trainers. Download our New 4-in-1 Poster here. You are welcome to make copies to distribute for free.

Body Language of Feline Anxiety


The first step to keeping animals calm is understanding their way of communicating with us humans. We’ve covered the important cues to cat behavior in our  Body Language of Feline Anxiety poster

Body Language of Fear and Anxiety in Dogs (poster)

Every year over 4.5 million people are bitten by dogs. One of the most common causes of biting and aggression in dogs is fear. This color poster developed by Dr. Sophia Yin and illustrated by Lili Chin, shows the common as well as more subtle signs of fear and anxiety in dogs. Download the pdf version of the Body Language of Fear and Anxiety in Dogs. You are welcome to make copies to distribute for free.


How to Greet (and How Not to Greet) a Dog (poster)

  This color poster, developed by Dr. Sophia Yin and illustrated by Lili Chin, shows appropriate ways to interact and greet a dog while also illustrating the types of interactions to avoid. The poster is also available for free as a pdf download, which you can print on your own to hand out for free. Download the pdf version of How to Greet a Dog poster.

Kids and Dogs

These two posters together show kids and parents the types of interactions they should AVOID with dogs as well as the types of play and interactions that are appropriate.

Learn to Earn Poster

Learn To Earn This poster outlines Dr. Yin’s version of the Learn to Earn program, which is designed to develop leadership skills in humans and impulse control in dogs.

Operant Conditioning Poster

It seems like almost everyone is familiar with some of the categories of operant conditioning; however, most people aren’t fluent enough to necessarily get the category correct.  This poster clearly lays out the steps in determining which category a technique falls under.

Dr. Yin’s Top 10 Dog Training Tips

Have you ever gone to a dog training class or taken a private lesson and left with your head swimming?  With so much information, the main messages can sometimes get lost among the more intricate details.  Here is a downloadable handout with some great information that Dr. Yin used to guide her every-day interaction with her patients as well as her own pets.

Puppy Socialization check-list

It’s now common knowledge that puppies should be socialized, but sometimes it can be tricky remember what they should be socialized to. This socialization checklist breaks the process down into categories and allows owners to keep track, not only of the socialization opportunities but of the pet’s progress. For step-by-step instruction on how to perform the socialization, see Perfect Puppy in 7 Days.

Chapter 2: Dominance vs. Unruly Behavior from Low Stress Handling®, Restraint and Behavior Modification of Dogs & Cats.

Decades ago, commonly-held beliefs about dog behavior were influenced by ideas about wolves. Many of these beliefs were mistakenly based on the behavior of captive wolves, which are poor models for the behavior exhibited by wolves living in their natural habitats. Since then, scientists have updated their knowledge of wolf social systems and of dog social behavior. Download this chapter to get the most current views on dominance and what it is.

Bite Levels in Dogs

One way to find out how serious a bite may be is to acknowledge that different levels of bites exist. Bite levels range from minor to so severe they lead to death. Dr. Ian Dunbar first developed this bite levels system. I’m providing my modified description of these levels on the Canine Bite Levels poster.

Dog Park Etiquette

Proper dog park etiquette is important if you want your dog to stay out of fights when playing. Anyone who frequents the dog park and knows about dog behavior probably has a few horror stories to share. Check out this blog post for some basic rules to keep your dog out of trouble and to download the Dog Park Etiquette poster.

7 Things All Dogs Need

You’re getting a dog and it’s time to go shopping, but what to get? How many toys, which leashes are right? Does he need a harness, a collar or a bed? You can spend hundreds of dollars on supplies, but will you get the ones you really need? Here’s my list of the 7 things all dogs need for a behaviorally healthy life.

How to Handle Patients in Caring Manner blog post and poster

While most veterinarians and petcare professionals want to help animals, sometimes even when we are trying to be helpful and friendly, we inadvertently do things that make the animal more uncomfortable or scared, which in turn makes each interaction more laborious and even unsafe. It may seem that some people just have a gift for knowing how to act around animals and others lack it; however, the difference is really about whether they can understand the animal’s point of view. In reality dogs and cats are a lot like us humans. The same things that make them uncomfortable would make us nervous too. Here are five tips that will help you Handle Patients in a Caring Manner. You are welcome to make copies to distribute for free.


BehaviorBytes Quarterly Newsletter

Download back-issues and sign-up to receive upcoming issuesVol. 1, the inaugural issue, focuses on a “One Person Cat-Handling Technique for Injections”, and discussed behavioral drug use for pets. The theme of Vol. 2 is behavior as a value-added service for veterinary hospitals. For many patients, simple procedures such as toenail trims, grooming, receiving pills or injections, are a dread. This issue shows how to train pets that these procedures are actually fun! The issue also discusses how to incorporate the service into technician behavioral sessions.

Behavior Modification Handouts from BehaviorBytes Newsletters: Each newsletter includes handouts for clients. The three available thusfar include:

  • Training Dogs to Love Wearing Muzzles.
  • Training Cats to Love their Carriers.
  • Check sheet for behavior chapters and videos clients can watch online

Consent Forms for Veterinary Hospitals from BehaviorBytes Newsletters: Each newsletter also includes forms that veterinarians can use within their hospital. The two available thusfar are:

  • Sample refusal of recommended behavioral treatment form
  • Extra-label consent form


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25 responses to “Free Downloads: Posters, Handouts, and More!

  1. Thanks so much for this great resource. I’m a big fan of your blog and appreciate the value you freely give out.

  2. As owner of cats and dogs, I really loved the information about them and I’ll try to put most of it into practice. I had cats for years and as everybody had their own name, I realized that after you repeat it to them enough times, they learn and even respond to their own name (I could do that without treats!). I was wondering if you could add posters about cats similar to the ones you published about dogs. Thank you so much.

  3. Thanks so much for the handouts. I look forward to using them.

    A couple of years ago, another veterinary behavorist mentioned your site and what a good resource you are. I have had several owners watch your videos to help them in working with their own pets. I also have had technicians watch the video about nail trims, and found that afterwords they are more patient with those pets who haven’t been good for nail trims and find the technicians then try to recondition the pet instead of just trying to restrain/force them to endure the nail trim.

    I recently changed jobs to have more time and look forward to using some of my education time to read and watch more of your materials. Really have enjoyed the videos on teaching a dog to go in the box and the chicken with the playing card.

  4. Thank you for sharing your feelings and thoughts — most people want to look the other way when it comes to mental health issues … you demonstrate in this article why they should be embraced.Have a great week!

  5. You are such a talented blogger and I like your writing about such kind of important issue. Really impressive. Thanks mate.

  6. The puppy socialization checklist link is broken. Is there another way to download this?

        1. Hi, Georgia is no longer with the company. Could you email RCarpadus@DrSophiaYincom with the link that is causing problems?

  7. The links to all the downloads seem to be broken is there anywhere else to find them? I have the book but would love to have printed copies

  8. I am trying to download the pdf for how to greet a dog and the link is broken. We need this resource for all the people who try to approach our dogs at adoption events. This is the best visual I have seen about meeting dogs. Is there a way to download it?

    1. Hi, very sorry for this. We moved the website over the weekend and still have a few hiccups. We should have it fixed soon

  9. Dr. Yin’s book How to Behave… Sara’s there’s a download on this page of how to teach your dog to accept his Gentle Leader head collar. I can’t find the link.

  10. Thank you for providing such great resources. I followed Dr Yin’s Blog for years and love the Lili Chin drawings.

  11. I volunteer for a no kill rescue shelter. I’m starting to develop educational programs for K-5TH grades. These posters will certainly add benefit to the topic of communication and nonverbal language. I was so happy to come across your site. Thank you!

  12. Request the charts/ handouts for dog language. Mailing address Dennis Witos 515 Village Drive Tarpon Springs, FL 34689

    Thank You Dennis

  13. Puppy checklist for Socialization will not load. Did you move the page. I would greatly appreciate this as well as the Charts/handouts for dog language.
    Thank you again I am loving your book Perfect Puppy in 7 days!!!

    1. Please go to our store on the site you will find the folder of the puppy posters for download there including the socialization check list.

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