Many of us at some point have experienced horses that don’t respect us very much, or we experience trouble on the ground or in the saddle. These problems can be frustrating and intimidating, leaving us not knowing what to do.
Behavior Handouts Library
Welcome to the behavior handout section of the Resource Library. Select the type of animal you are interested in and then use CTRL or CMD to select one or more behavior issues. You can then open, download and print the PDFs, as needed.
A Feel for Feet
Adopting a Hoarded Cat
Learn how to gently integrate a cat that's come from a hoarding situation into your house and life.
Adopting a Hoarded Dog
Dogs that come from hoarding situations may have never lived with people. Learn what to expect, how to handle them and how to best ease them into their new living situation.
Aggression Between Family Cats
Learn how to handle and improve family cat on cat aggression so that both cats can live safely together.
Aversives for Cats
An aversive is something that your cat finds unpleasant. It can be used to discourage her from a particular action or place.
Aversives for Dogs
An aversive is something that your dog finds unpleasant. It can be used to discourage her from a particular action or place.
Canine rivalry refers to conflicts between dogs living in the same household. Animals that live in social groups establish a social structure within that group.
Cat Clicker Training
Clicker training uses a precise sound (a click) to tell the cat that he has done something to earn a reward.
Cat Toys and How to Use Them
There are many factors that contribute to the safety or danger of a toy. Among them are your cat’s size, activity level and personal preference. Another is the environment in which your cat spends his time. Although we can’t guarantee your cat’s enthusiasm or his safety with any specific toy, we can offer the following guidelines.
Cats: Indoor vs. Outdoor
If you want your cat to live a long and healthy life, keep her inside.
Challenging Your Cat to Improve Performance and Reliability
By this time, your cat can probably perform a few behaviors, such as “sit,” “touch” and “watch me,” some of the time.
Children and Cats: Important Information for Parents
Living with a cat can be beneficial to children. Cats can enhance children's self-esteem, teach them responsibility, and help them develop empathy.
Children and Dogs: Important Information for Parents
Living with a dog can be beneficial to children. However, children and dogs may not always automatically start off with a wonderful relationship
Choosing a Boarding Kennel
Need to go out of town? A boarding kennel can give your pet quality care while you’re away, giving you peace of mind. However, before you load Fido and Fluffy into the car and drive them to the nearest kennel, it's important to do your homework and find the right kennel for your pets, then you’ll need to prepare your pets for boarding.
Cold Weather Tips
Your cats and dogs will be happiest and healthiest, regardless of the season, if you keep them inside with you. Here are some guidelines for protecting your pets when the temperature drops.