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  1. Fireworks - Don’t Reinforce the Fear?

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    People-fireworks

    As we are less than two weeks away from the dreaded fireworks season, it seemed like a good time to blog about what you can do to help pets that are scared of them. 

    Many dog and cat owners see their pets shaking, hiding, drooling, pacing and episodes of diarrhoea in response to fireworks and well meaning friends often advise “if you don’t make a fuss, they will learn they have nothing to worry about”.  Whilst this may seem like sensible advice, this is actually quite a complex issue and needs a little more understanding about both training and emotions, to really address it well. 

  2. How can Cats Have Behaviour Problems

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    Cat Behaviourist in Surrey, West Sussex and Hampshire

    When I tell people that I offer a behaviour advice service just for cat owners, some people look at me like I am a little bit mad.  Which probably isn’t too far from the truth!

    In 2014 I completed my first year of COAPE’s diploma in companion animal training and behaviour.  Whilst most people think of a pet behaviourist helping problem dogs, many are surprised to learn we also deal with problem cats!  Common problems include: