• Some behaviors natural to birds can be problematic for their owners, who often inadvertently reinforce them. The first step is understanding the cause behind your bird's biting or screaming. If your bird is otherwise healthy and his environmental needs are met, positive reinforcement training is the most effective method for managing undesirable behaviors.

  • Transitioning to a new home is a big step for even the most playful and outgoing kitten. Prior to bringing your kitten home, make sure you have all the items your kitten will need. Slowly introduce your kitten to your home, family members, and other cats or dogs in the home. Begin training your kitten as soon as your she is comfortable with all the members of your household.

  • Puppy Behavior and Training – Training Basics

    Los perros se pueden adiestrar desde el momento en que llegan a casa. Los cachorros aprenden desde el nacimiento; por eso, muchos criadores incentivan la manipulación y la socialización desde el nacimiento. Los cachorros más jóvenes son capaces de mantener la atención durante periodos de tiempo muy cortos, pero con 7 u 8 semanas de edad ya podemos esperar que empiecen a aprender órdenes simples de obediencia como sienta y échate.

  • Puppy Behavior Training – Training – Sit, Down, Stand and Stay

    Debe utilizarse un trocito de comida como premio, mantenerlo sobre la nariz del perro y desplazarlo lentamente hacia arriba y hacia la cola del perro. El cachorro se sentará al seguir la comida con la cabeza.

  • Getting Your Puppy Started Off Right

    Cuando el cachorro llega a casa necesita un periodo de adaptación. El objetivo es ayudarle a unirse rápidamente a la familia y minimizar el estrés asociado a la separación de la madre, los hermanos y la casa previa. La presencia de otro perro en la casa puede facilitar la transición, ya que al cachorro le resulta más fácil identificarse con los de su misma especie.

  • Play Biting in Puppies

    A menudo se cree que el mordisqueo en los cachorros se debe al cambio de dentición, pero con frecuencia se trata de una forma de juego social. Hay que ofrecer a los cachorros muchas oportunidades para jugar.

  • Is there any truth to the old adage, "You can't teach an old dog new tricks?" Even though young pups may be more actively curious, dogs never stop learning. In fact, adult dogs are often easier to train than their younger canine friends specifically because they are not as active. Older dogs are not as easily distracted as pups and can focus for longer periods of time. This ability to concentrate helps them learn new routines more easily.

  • Dogs are indeed smart and we see examples of this through both scientific research and everyday real life situations. They can learn by watching, cooperating with another dog or person, or just by being in their environment over time.

  • Dog communication uses most of the senses, including smells, sounds and visual cues. Pheromones, glandular secretions, barks, whines, yips, growls, body postures, etc., all serve as effective means of communication between dogs. Unlike in people, canine body postures and olfactory (scent) cues are significant components of dog language and vocal communications are less significant. People are listeners; dogs are watchers.

  • Cats can have a special relationship with each other even if they are not related. A bonded pair consists of two cats that thrive when kept together. Shelters recognize the benefits of housing bonded pairs together and encourage the adoption of the two cats simultaneously. There are pros and cons of dual adoption. Potential cat owners should review the considerations and make an educated decision regarding their adoption options. Even though caring for two cats means a commitment of more time and money, it may also mean more joy.