Pet Behavior Problems
- Set rules immediately and be consistent.
- Avoid situations that promote inappropriate behavior.
- Observe the pet and provide what it needs to be entertained and healthy.
- Supervise the new pet diligently through undivided individual attention and training. Restrict the pet’s access to a limited area of the house until training is complete.
- Set them up to succeed! Encourage good behavior with praise and attention.
- Correct bad behaviors by providing positive alternatives. (A toy for a slipper, scratching post for the sofa.)
- Never physically punish or force your pet to comply to your commands. This may lead to fear biting or aggression.
- Don’t play rough or encourage aggression or play biting.
- Expose pets to lots of people, animals, and environments where you want them to live.
- See your veterinarian if serious or unresolved behavior problems exist.
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