Cat training

The Scoop on Litter Training Your Cat

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Cats are clean animals by nature, so this is good news if you are thinking about getting a cat as a companion. A cat will not only bathe themselves, but they seem to have a natural ability and understanding of how the litter box works. However, there are times (and cats) that just don’t seem to get the whole concept of using an indoor bathroom facility. For those of you who have one of these cats or are just concerned about getting a cat and potty training it, here are some tips to help you along the way. Kitten Training...

Feline Meet Canine – Building Friendships

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It is a myth that cats and dogs cannot cohabitate in the same household, or even, in fact, become friends. However this is going to take a lot of patience and understanding, along with time and training on both the cat and the dog’s part. To make the transition of introducing a new dog to your cat, we have put together some helpful tips to make the process go as smoothly as possible. Play, Prey or Avoid? Dogs usually react to cats in one of three ways; play, prey or avoid. This can be dependant on the breed, size, age...

What is Clicker Training?

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Good pet owners around the globe know that positive reinforcement is the ONLY way to effectively train your pets. Hitting, yelling and becoming angry only leads to creating fear and stress in an animal, which will not work in curbing or training a new (or old) behavior. Gone are the days (thank goodness) of rubbing a puppy’s face in its own pee to train it not to go in the house. Professional trainers have known positivity over fear works every time, but what can we normal pet-parents do when our dog or cat is doing something it shouldn’t be, or...

Top Tips on Stopping a Cat From Clawing Your Furniture

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They are adorable and fluffy and we want to make them a part of our family, yet when they insist on clawing the furniture, their cuteness can wear thin.  Kittens and cats are known for using their claws, it’s just part of their nature.  However, there are ways we can keep cats happy without turning our sofas and chairs into torn-up messes.  Check out my top tips on stopping a cat from clawing your furniture. Why Cats Scratch Before I go into preventions, lets discuss why cats use their claws – it isn’t to tick you off – clawing for...