Life On Paws help dog and cat owners in Harrogate and Yorkshire to understand, manage and change their pet’s problem behaviour.
Because Dog Behaviour and Cat Behaviour is complex, how do you know if you’ve got a behaviour problem on your hands? If the situation with your dog or cat is having a negative impact on you, your family, other people or pets, then it’s a problem.
Unwanted behaviour is not only an issue for the owner, it can be an issue for the dog or cat too.
If you’re concerned about your dog or cat’s behaviour, it’s tempting to seek advice from friends, family or work colleagues, or by doing research on the internet or applying techniques you’ve seen on television. However, poor advice, no matter how well intentioned, can make unwanted behaviour worse, potentially more dangerous and also more difficult to address.
Cat Behaviour Problems
If you’re a cat owner in Harrogate or Yorkshire, your feline may behave in a way that’s difficult to live with and hard to deal with.
Reasons for Cat Behaviour Problems
Cat behaviour problems can arise for a number of different reasons including:-
- A cat’s response to stressors in their environment (inside or outside the home).
- A cat trying to cope with situations they find difficult, challenging or confusing.
- A cat living in an environment that doesn’t meet their needs or provide for their normal, natural behaviour.
- Issues with how owners, other people or pets interact with the cat.
Pet Behaviour Tip Of The Week
"Be assertive in protecting your dog’s physical and mental health, as well as the safety of those around them. Dogs need us to do both of these things more often, so that they don’t feel like they need to take matters into their own
hands teeth" (Jessica Dolce, Notes from a Dog Walker, 2013).
Dog Behaviour Problems
If you’re a dog owner in Harrogate or Yorkshire, your dog may display behaviour you find difficult to deal with or hard to live with.
Reasons for Dog Behaviour Problems
Dog behaviour problems can come about for a variety of reasons including:-
- A dog’s way of dealing with sources of stress in the environment (inside and outside the home).
- Living in an environment that doesn’t meet their needs.
- A dog not being provided with appropriate outlets for their natural, normal behaviour.
- Issues to do with how the owner, other people or animals interact with the dog.