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aysoku oru qru eexsptieorntss: answered Q: Q: How does clicker training work, and how can I get started with my dog? I will confess that I am no expert on clicker training. That being said, I have tried it a little bit with my dogs because I like the theory behind it. Clicker training consists of coupling a reward (like a treat) with a cue — in this case, the sound of the clicker. In the beginning, the training consists of getting the dog to relate the clicker noise to the reward, until the clicker itself becomes the reward. I like clicker training because it focuses on positive reinforcement. Animals — and people, for that matter — learn better in positive environments because our brains are more receptive to storing new information when we are not under stress. It can be tricky to master the timing of clicker training, so ask your vet or look online for someone who offers a beginner course in your area. Then get clicking! Our Maltese has taken to humping her toys. We’re so confused (she’s spayed!) and embarrassed! How can we get her to stop? While humping behavior can be embarrassing if it becomes unusual or excessive, it definitely shouldn’t be ignored. A trip to your veterinarian can help to rule out any physical causes – your dog might just be itchy! You should expect a thorough physical exam and even a urinalysis. If everything comes back normal, the next step would be to rule out behavioral causes. Sometimes anxiety or attention-seeking can be at the root of this behavior, so your vet might refer you to a behaviorist. Sometimes distracting your Vet visits cause a lot of stress for me and my cat — how can we make it an easier experience? Being awakened from a nap and shoved into a carrier to undergo poking and prodding would be stressful for anyone — but there are things that you can do to make it less traumatic. First, try making the cat carrier less of a novelty. Get it out days or weeks ahead of time and allow your cat to explore it and get used to it. Make it less intimidating by feeding your cat treats or meals in it. You can also try using Feliway®, a feline pheromone that helps cats feel calm, relaxed and happy. It comes in a few different forms, but for your purposes I would try either the spray or the wipes on the inside of the carrier. Your cat may never look forward to a trip to the veterinarian, but with these tips, you may be able to make it a better experience for you both. dog and then giving her something else to focus on (like a command that you can reward) can be less blush-worthy ways to help your pet feel better! Q: Petplan staff veterinarian, Dr. Nina Mantione, answers some common medical questions about your pets 46 the shiny happy pets issue


Shiny Happy Pets Issue
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