Spay and behaviour in bitches

• 26th May, 2020 •

Spaying bitches that become irritable pre season will prevent further directly associated behaviour changes; however, it doesn’t necessarily reduce aggression between bitches.  Spaying bitches that suffer with behaviour change related to pseudo pregnancy should prevent further episodes.  However, as pseudo pregnancy is not always associated with obvious physical signs, timing must be considered. If the pseudo pregnancy is not definitely over, aggression may persist long term.

Aggression between two entire bitches in the home often begins…

Read More...


The kitten diaries - training a recall

• 18th Feb, 2020 •

Most cats come when they want to or when they think you might feed them.  We want and need Prince to come when he is called for safety's sake.  I started by using his name to get his attention - "prrriiinnnccce" and reward with something tasty.  He is very responsive to this and responds to his name in most circumstances.  However, we use our pets' names all the time, not just when we want them…

Read More...


The kitten diaries - training a sit 3

• 18th Feb, 2020 •

We are ready to start stretching the time between rewards to extend the 'sit-stay' for longer.

Read More...


The kitten diaries - training a sit 2

• 18th Feb, 2020 •

So now we extend the 'sit' into a 'sit-stay' by continuing to reward him in the 'sit'.

Read More...


The kitten diaries - training a sit 1

• 18th Feb, 2020 •

Prince came from a Siamese cat breeder back in September 2019, when he was 12 weeks old.  Prince is the first pedigree pet we have owned.  We chose the breeder carefully and Prince is an 'old fashioned' type Siamese.  This should mean he comes from a larger gene pool than the more modern-look Siamese resulting in correspondingly healthier individuals.  Additionally, our breeder had all her cats and kittens in the house rather than in cages,…

Read More...


<< Previous Posts