Helpful handouts for pet adopters, owners & educators
Pet Behavior Handouts
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.
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.
Cats: Indoor vs. Outdoor
If you want your cat to live a long and healthy life, keep her inside.
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.
Cat Clicker Training
Clicker training uses a precise sound (a click) to tell the cat that he has done something to earn a reward.
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.
Aggression Between Family Cats
Learn how to handle and improve family cat on cat aggression so that both cats can live safely together.
Adopting an Under Socialized Cat
Learn how to gently integrate a cat that’s come from an under socialized situation into your house and life.
Adopting an Undersocialized 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.
A Feel for Feet
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.