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Behavior

Why do your pets do what they do, and what can you do about it? Check out advice and ideas from our veterinarians and other experts on animal behavior!


Common Behavior Problems (32)
 Just because a problem is common, doesn't mean it can't drive you crazy! Find out how to deal with the most frequently encountered pet behavior problems.
Dog Training Tips (37)
 Sit... stay... heel... come! We know you want a well-behaved dog! And well-behaved dogs are happier, too, because it's easier for them to be part of the family.
Fears, Anxiety, and Aggression in Dogs (21)
 These behavior problems are some of the most serious that dog owners have to face, and some, especially anxiety, are growing ever more common. What do you do?
Ferret Bite Risk Can be Reduced
 Sometimes it seems like life just isn't fair to the ferret. All sorts of Animal Regulation Departments regard the ferret as an Enemy of the State. If you are a ferret owner it is important to know the law in your area and consider the liabilities.
Fur Mowing in Cats
 Got a cat with a large balding spot? Wondering why the fur is falling out? Chances are excellent that the fur is not falling out at all; it is being licked off instead. Is the cat anxious? Obsessive? Maybe, but it is likely that the cat is just plain itchy. There is generally a medical approach to this problem.
Getting a New Pet (25)
 What can you do to make bringing a new animal into your home as easy as possible on everyone, including the pet? How can you be sure your pets will get along with each other? How can you introduce them to give the greatest chance of success?
Housetraining (13)
 Most dogs are easy to housetrain, and Kathy Diamond Davis shares everything from the basics to more advanced solutions for tough cases and adults. Even rescue dogs, puppy mill dogs, and dogs with health problems are not impossible to train if you use the right methods.
Litterbox & Elimination (1)
 Cats who won't use their litterboxes, or who spray in the house, cause much concern to their owners. Learn how to raise a kitten to avoid these problems, and what to do about them when they do occur!
Puppy Training Tips (8)
 Find out how to guarantee that your puppy will be a veritable Lassie among puppies, the star of the dog park, a Rover who never roves, a non-eater of couches. And don't believe the myth that you can't train a puppy. Puppies learn things from the moment they open their eyes, and you can and should teach your new family member how to adapt to life in a human pack from the moment you bring him or her home.
Rabbit Natural Behavior
 Don't expect your new rabbit to act like a puppy or kitten. Remember, how they live in the wild and what they are naturally adapted to do. Have fun with your bunny and enjoy the species you have chosen to take into your home. We are blessed to be able to share our space with a creature that is in reality little changed from its wild ancestors, but has adapted to life with us crazy humans in spite of it all!
Training Your Cat (1)
 Training a feline is less about tricks and commands than it is about guiding them into behaviors that are suited for life with a human family.

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