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First, it is important to understand the difference between spraying (urine marking) and indiscriminate urination. A cat who is not using the litter box, who is urinating outside of the box, is usually motivated by a different set of circumstances. Urination of this kind is found in the form of a puddle on a horizontal surface. A cat who is spraying will usually urine-mark a vertical surface. This cat's urine will be running down a door or the side of a chair.
Selecting the right dog trainer is important. Here are ten questions you should ask any potential dog training professional before hiring them. These questions focus on the positive reinforcement training method, and include a guide to identifying stress in your pet.
You have chosen to include a wonderful friend and companion in your family, a cat. Now, you must accept that a cat has an innate need to use its claws to scratch. Cats will scratch for three reasons. In this article we will cover these reasons, as well as some possible solutions.
A cat who is acting aggressively may be offensively play fighting or she may be defensively protecting herself. How can we know the difference? A cat that attacks, bites, and scratches without warning and does not quit until the human has a fit, is acting offensively. It is acting out predatory play behavior or practicing killing maneuvers on live prey - you!
You may be surprised to discover that there are no educational, experience, training, skill, certification, or licensing requirements for anyone to call themselves a dog trainer or behaviorist in the United States. None. Zip. Zero. Nada. Your plumber could decide to hang out a shingle and start training dogs tomorrow, even if he or she has never touched or even seen a dog in his or her entire life.