Advice On Behavioral Problems
pet behavioral problems can be solved.
It is a matter of training (or
You may want to read the section
entitled “Pet Training” in this web
summarize, the most effective training
(Hitting or physically punishing an
animal will only create confusion and
additional bad behaviors.)
(Good behavior must be rewarded
Realizing that verbal reprimands
(saying “no”) work only while
the animal is doing what you do not want him
Providing alternatives to the bad
behavior and encouraging the use of these
Keeping your pet out of situations
that you know will tempt him to
behave badly, while he is learning a
new good behavior.
Being sure your pet is getting plenty
Being consistent with your messages
to him about what you want him to do
Using different tones of voice to
convey different messages
(This will help convey your message
to your pet.)
you are unsure about how to modify your pet’s
behavior, the wisest thing to do is to ask
There are many resources available to
help you solve your pet’s behavioral
This web site will cover some of the
more common behavioral problems.
There are several web sites that
offer information on pet behavior and
training. One of the best sources of information on behavioral problems
Dumb Friends League.
They have a web site
that has excellent material on many pet
You can also call (1-877-738-0217) or
e-mail them (firstname.lastname@example.org)
to discuss your problem with a pet
behavioral expert. In addition, the Humane Society of the United States web site
also offers tips on behavioral problems and
Talk to your veterinarian.
Call your local humane society or
(You may call or e-mail us at Little
There are several excellent books on
pet training and behavioral problems.
our section on recommended web sites and
give up on your pet.
Although correcting a behavioral
problem may involve a little sleuthing to
figure out why the problem started and may
require some creative thinking to solve the
problem, most problems can be solved.
You are not the first one to face
Use the wisdom of others to help you.
Your pet is depending on you.
He wants to please you, he just needs
you to show him how to do that.