Training ferrets to use the litterbox can be a challenge, but with consistency most of them will take to it very well. Elimination behavior in ferrets is a little different than in dogs and cats. Ferrets back into a corner to eliminate and are naturally inclined to select a specific bathroom area. Because of the nature of their intestinal tract, ferrets eliminate frequently. They will likely need to use the bathroom after eating, playing or sleeping so those are good times to place your ferret in the litterbox. The first step to success is to offer an appropriate box and litter.
Stereotypic behaviors, more commonly known as “stable vices,” in horses are repetitive and seemingly functionless behaviors. They can be divided into two general categories: locomotor (i.e. stall weaving, circling, kicking), and oral (cribbing, wind sucking, wood chewing). Stereotypic behaviors may be associated with health issues such as hoof damage (stall kicking) and tooth erosion (cribbing) or even colic (however, contrary to popular belief, cribbing horses do not actually swallow air).
Frustrated by that your cat won’t eat the new diet that your vet prescribed because of its kidney disease? Has your cat refused to eat after recovering from an illness? While there often are no simple answers for fixing these cases, there are simple ways to prevent new kittens from developing into future finicky eaters.
A recent episode of a television program showed a self proclaimed dog behavior expert treating a dog afraid of stairs by dragging the dog up and down the stairs. This type of forcible approach is not condoned by educated behavior professionals. Check out our Facebook page to watch videos using a humane approach to dealing with fear of stairs.
Puppies begin learning long before you bring them to their new home. They continue to learn every day from every interaction with you and their environment whether you specifically train them or not. Considering this, it becomes apparent how important it is to provide suitable structure and training from the start to prevent your new puppy from learning the wrong lessons.