Pet Training

  • Possessiveness

    By | July 2, 2018 | Blog

    It is quite normal for dogs to be protective over things they see as a valued resource, such as food, toys and people. However this is different to a dog becoming unstably aggressive towards you and other pets in order to protect what they value. Although a dog

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    By | April 20, 2018 | Blog

    It is important to determine whether your cat is truly spraying on the furniture, or just simply urinating inappropriately and by accident. Identifying this difference will help you understand if your cat has a health issue or if your cat is simply just being

  • Catbite

    By | April 20, 2018 | Blog

    Cat aggression is the second most common feline behaviour problem seen by animal behaviourists. Is your cat biting or scratching you, stalking you as you as you come closer towards it and then pouncing on you? Is your cat biting you after a short time of

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    By | April 4, 2018 | Blog

    Similar to dogs with excessive barking, cats can have the same problem with excessive meowing. But what defines an excessive meower? Most cat owners complain about the intensity or the persistence of a cat's vocalisation. Cat language is a mixture of body

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    By | April 4, 2018 | Blog

    Cats crave a territory of their own, as well as dependability and familiarity with their owners and home. When a cat is not confident in their home environment, they can display fear and aggressive behaviours such as hissing, running away when you or anyone goes

  • NaughtyCat1

    By | April 3, 2018 | Blog

    Do you think your cat is misunderstood, or just plain naughty? Correcting unwanted cat behaviour can become quite a chore if it has been allowed to go on for some time. Sadly many cats get returned or placed in a shelter because of misunderstandings around

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    By | February 28, 2018 | Blog

    To understand how 'cat discipline' works, we have to think like a cat and try to understand life from our cat's point of view. Cats are not as easily motivated to please their owners as dogs are. Cats do not see their behaviour as “good” or as

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    By | December 18, 2017 | Blog

    Some cats will know how to use a cat flap, others will need an extra helping hand. Most adult cats or kittens can be successfully trained on how to use a cat flap. Cats that are used to using a cat flap may even become suspicious of a new cat flap and may find

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    By | September 30, 2017 | Blog

    Begging is a very common behaviour problem faced by many dog owners. For many dog owners it can become a frustrating thing trying to eat a snack or sit down to a meal with their dog hounding their every move. Many dogs will resort to