The key to training your pet is learning to teach your pet to redirect his behaviors to outlets that are acceptable in the domestic setting. Sometimes there is no appropriate outlet so we must train our puppy, dog or cat to stop a specific behavior altogether. Regardless of age, you must decide upon guidelines for training your puppy, dog or cat and these guidelines should not change. You must be consistent and be patient so that your pet understands the difference between the behaviors you want and the ones you don’t. You must give your pet a chance to get it right. Watch Kaylee run the Doggy 500 !
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Give us feedback on our website. No portion of this site may be used or reproduced in any format. The conventional wisdom is that the best way to introduce a new cat or kitten to a resident pet is to put the two together and let them sort it out themselves. When a 6 week old kitten was introduced to Doug Smith’s family cat, Minou, the adult cat boxed the kittens ears and chased it into a corner. The terrified kitten wet itself. Having established who was boss, the two became good friends and even hunted co-operatively.
While the «sudden introduction» may be successful for some animals, it is more likely to cause stress and physical injury. The sudden introduction may result in a fight. The loser may simply leave home or, if confined indoors, may retreat to one room as far away as possible from the other. Having retreated, the loser is likely to develop behavioural problems such as house-soiling. The worst case scenario had been the death of the cat or kitten when carelessly introduced to a dog that is not used to cats and not used to sharing its territory. The problems can be frequently be avoided by carefully managed introductions. Introductions can be quite nerve racking.
Even if your intention is to get another pet to keep your current cat or dog company after the death of a previous companion animal, your current pet is less likely to welcome a newcomer with open paws! The following guidelines and hints have been drawn from the experience of various people, including myself, and can be adapted to suit different household situations. Hopefully they will help you to introduce a new cat or kitten to your existing pets with the minimum of stress and anxiety for all parties — including yourself. Caution: Most cats will accept a newcomer given time, patience and understanding. If this happens, you should seriously consider rehoming the newcomer otherwise all of the pets will become stressed and may develop behavioural problems. If the newcomer cannot tolerate other pets, make this clear when you return him to the animal shelter or you seek a new home for him. This article deals first with cat-to-cat introduction and general advice on settling in a new cat.
Cat-to-dog introductions are dealt with further down the page. The number of cats in a single household depends on their personalities, the available space and your ability to keep the house hygienic. Cats, even sociable cats, like their own space. Overcrowding will cause stress and some or all of the cats will become ill or cranky as a result. Most readers will have heard of «cat collectors» or «animal hoarders» who have too many cats in too little space and who are soon overwhelmed by the task of cleaning up. As a rough guide, the average British 3 bedroom house can accommodate 2-3 cats without causing overcrowding. More than this depends on the cats’ personalities. Unlike dogs, cats have not evolved to be pack animals. Many cats are quite happy to be solitary even if the owner prefers to have several cats around. The likelihood that a cat will accept a companion depends on its individual personality. At one end of the personality spectrum, a confident, extrovert cat is more likely to be friendly and to settle well.