Tag Archives: TRAINING


3 Rules for Solving Pet Behavior Problems

3 Rules for Solving Pet Behavior Problems

What would you give to make your pet’s behavior problems disappear? Believe it or not, most issues can be resolved in three simple steps. Follow along, and your pet will be humming “Ain’t Misbehavin'” in no time! Rule Out Medical Problems Be careful not to confuse a behavior problem with a health issue. For instance, cats with feline lower urinary tract disease (FLUTD) often urinate outside ... Readmore »

Is It Ever OK to Tease a Dog

Is It Ever OK to Tease a Dog?

Q. When my son plays fetch with our dog, he pretends to throw the ball and then hides it behind his back. I think he’s teasing her, but he says they’re having fun. Is this bad? Should I make him stop, or is it OK to tease her sometimes? A. You’re right; your son is teasing the dog — and he needs to ... Readmore »

Fear Free Tips for Picking Up and Holding a Cat

Fear Free Tips for Picking Up and Holding a Cat

Some cats can panic when held if they feel unsafe or threatened. And holding a feline who may have herclaws and teeth engaged as she struggles to break free can beanunsettling experience for both of you. There’s plenty for a cat to be concerned about. For starters, being held can takeaway a cat’s ability to escape. In the veterinary hospital or at the grooming facility, ... Readmore »

Here, Kitty Kitty! How to Teach Your Cat to Come When Called

Here, Kitty Kitty! How to Teach Your Cat to Come When Called

The idea of having your cat come when you call her may seem ridiculous — after all, cats are independent beings who do whatever they please. But while your repeated coos of “Here, kitty kitty!” may produce only an unreliable response from your feline, it’s likely that other cues, such as the sound of a can of cat food popping open, consistently cause her ... Readmore »