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Dog Behavior Training – Dog Aggression Toward Its Owners

A dog that growls at and/or bites its owner does so for some reason, even if the behavior appears to be “unreasonable” to the owner. If your dog displays aggressive behavior towards you, for the safety and welfare of you, your family and your dog, it’s important to find out why as quickly as possible.

Call your vet right away and schedule an appointment for a complete medical examination. Talk with your vet about testing your dogs hormonal balance, neurophysiologic functions and allergies. The test results may reveal the underlying cause. This has been especially helpful in dogs that have mood swings.

When growling or biting has erupted as a consequence of scolding or punishment for behavior such as chewing, jumping, general unruliness, or overprotection of food, these problems must be dealt with swiftly and firmly to correct the aggression it is initiating.

As the dogs owner, you must understand that your dog growls or bites at you as a result of defensive feelings. Even the dog that growls when ordered off the couch is reacting defensively, as it feels its dominance status has been threatened.

If scolding and punishment provoke aggression, your dog is reacting to a perceived threat to its physical safety. In either of these situations, your own threatening behavior may be producing negative results.

If the results of a medical examination show no signs of a medical condition that would be causing this behavior, you will have to examine your own behavior closely to determine what you are doing to make your dog feel threatened.

If you can’t hire the services of a professional, I highly recommend you pick up a copy of Secrets Of A Professional Dog Trainer by Adam Katz for indepth instructions on dog behavior training. This ebook is available on my blog.…

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All The New Technologies For Virtual Pet Adoption Websites

What most people do not realize is there is actually three different ways you can adopt a pet via virtual pet adoption. The first is the downloadable software that you can purchase for your virtual pet. Second, there is the ?dual pets? which are the pets you can purchase at any toy store and they come with a code that you can type onto the website and play with the virtual pet online. Finally, there is the actually virtual pet adoption websites which are usually free or there may be a small fee.

There are many pros and cons to each option but the point is that virtual pet adoption is a growing business and is an absolutely fantastic way to show your kids some responsibility at a young age. Also, virtual pet adoption is a great way for you to have a little bit of fun! Virtual pets are not just for kids anymore; they are popping up everywhere and can be fun for children and adults alike.

Some things you may want to keep in mind when you are looking into virtual pet adoption is what type of pet are you looking for, do you want to battle your pet, are you looking to purchase clothing and such for you pet? All of these questions need to be taken into consideration before you decide on what form of virtual pet adoption you want to go with.

Let?s say that you wanted to go with the downloadable version of virtual pet adoption ? you definitely want to make sure that you pick a site that you know is trustworthy, for you are downloading this software to your computer and you want to make sure there is no virus attached. If you decided to purchase the pet from a toy store and use the code online, there is no real downside, you do get to play with the plush pet and the online version.

Generally speaking, most people end up going for the online version which is usually the best option.

The online virtual adoption websites are some of the greatest for you can purchase items for your pets, battle them, clean them, feed them and sometimes even attach them to your own personal website!…

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Keeping Your Cat Safe From Deadly Diseases

 

Our love affair with having cats as a pet dates back many years. Being a cat owner is an enjoyable venture in life. Keep reading to learn more about cat care.

Cats love to squeeze into tiny spaces. If they have a collar on, this might prove to be a safety risk if they happen to get stuck. Put a breakaway collar on instead. This will help you save your cat’s life.

Spray bitter apple on electrical cords to keep cats away from them. Cords should be covered, especially if your cat tends to chew on them. Any loose cords should be bundled up and placed in things like paper towel rolls. Any electronic item not in use should be stored away where the cat can’t get to it.

Some cats like to scratch up floors and furniture. If you are having problems with your cat clawing up furniture, then purchase a scratching post or kitty tower. They can scratch this instead. This solution might take time to take, but it will help in the end.

Don’t allow your cat to get bored too often. Cats need to play and get regular exercise. But many cat owners ignore that need. Bored cats can really be a problem. They can have health issues, OCD, and even depression. Give them enough space to exercise in, with fun toys to keep them entertained. Indoor cats will appreciate having a structure they can climb on or a dedicated scratching post.

Your cat needs attention and a lot of affection. They are very loving animals and deserve affection back. Like most people, cats like to socialize and feel that they are included in the family. This will increase the love that surrounds the family.

Be especially mindful of your cat’s ears when you take them on a trip. You may enjoy it, but it could be hurting your cat’s ears. Therefore, try lowering your music or turning it off in order for your cat to enjoy the trip more.

When you buy a small kitty for your children, set the boundaries ahead of time. Make sure the children know where the cat is and is not allowed to roam. They should know that indoor cats can’t go outside. By making the rules well known to your children, your children will understand what is and is not allowed.

Think twice before letting your cat outside. Being outside all the time is not safe for a cat. The cat can get fleas or something much worse. Your cat may be targeted by another animal, or get injured by a vehicle or another person. Cage in an area for a cat in your backyard if they must go outside.

Cats are very popular as pets in nearly every corner of the globe. You have to work hard to keep them healthy and entertained. Keep this information handy, so that you can refer back to it from time to time. It is very likely that your feline companion will be very thankful.…