Helpful handouts for pet adopters, owners & educators
Pet Behavior Handouts
Helping your Cat Live a Healthier Life through Weight Management
Overweight cats are at a higher risk of health issues like diabetes, skin issues and arthritis. Being overweight also decreases the quality of a cat’s life. Through diet and an active lifestyle, your cat can maintain a healthy weight and live a healthier life.
If you own an equine—whether it’s a horse, donkey, pony or mini—chances are good that you’ll need to have its feet maintained on a regular schedule.
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Guinea pigs are hardy and affectionate and make great companions. However, people often think of them as “low-maintenance” pets, when in reality, they require a lot of care and attention.
Getting Started with the Clicker
The easiest way to start clicker training is to teach your dog to hand target. During this process your dog will learn that the click sound ALWAYS means a treat is coming, and he’ll learn that offering a specific behavior earns a click/treat. This will become the foundation for teaching all sorts of new behaviors.
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Fearful and Excitement Urination
Learn how to train a dog to refrain from urinating when either afraid or overly excited.
Establish Your Personal Space
Horses, donkeys and mules are very big animals. This may seem like an obvious fact, but it’s crucial to keep it in mind any time we interact with or train horses.
Dog Toys and How to Use Them
Many behavior problems in dogs are the result of boredom or excess energy. Toys offer mental and physical stimulation and enrichment.