Behavior and Pet Behavioral Problems
Pet behavioral problems are problems
for us – not for them.
Our companion animals do not even
recognize them as being problems.
They don’t do things that we
don’t like to “get back at us” or to
“make us angry”.
They are just doing what seems
perfectly fine to them.
They just do not realize that they
need to follow certain rules of conduct in
order to fit into their human environment.
an animal enters our home it is similar to
us entering a new country with a language
and set of customs and behaviors that we do
If we were to go to such a new
country and followed our previous customs,
we would probably do things that seemed fine
to us, but which were totally against the
customs and rules of that country.
If we were lucky, someone would come
to us and kindly explain the rules of that
country so that we could learn to live in
harmony in the new environment.
when a companion animal enters our
“country” (our home), we need to gently
and kindly explain to them how things run in
this “country” (home).
We cannot expect them to know without
our telling them.
We have to start with reasonable
the cat scratches on the couch, it is not
because she is trying to irritate us. She is just doing what nature has programmed her to do.
It is up to us to modify her behavior
so she no longer scratches on the couch.
If the new puppy urinates on the
carpet, it is not because he is misbehaved
He is just doing what he thinks he
should be doing.
It is up to us to gently change his
behavior so that what he does conforms with
accepted household behavior.
dare say that if the world worked in the
opposite way and animals adopted us to live
in their world, it would take a bit of
training for us to learn how to act in their
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