10 Tips For Behaviour Problems
1. Set rules immediately and stick to them.
2. Avoid situations that promote appropriate behaviour.
3. Observe your pet and provide what it needs to be cared for and attended to.
4. Supervise your new pet diligently through undivided individual attention and training. Restrict your pets access to a limited area of the house until training is complete.
5. Encourage good behaviour with lavish praise and attention.
6. Correct bad behaviours by providing positive alternatives. (e.g. A toy for a slipper, a scratching post for a sofa).
7. Never physically punish or force compliance to commands. This may lead to fear biting or aggression.
8. Don’t play rough or encourage aggression or play biting.
9. Expose pets to people, animals and environments where you want them to live.
10. Ask to see any of our veterinary surgeons or nurses if serious or unresolved behavioural problems exist.