Hello Again! It's me, Seth...
For the next few weeks, I would like to talk about Pet Care.
Once I lived on a farm and had I don't know how many dogs.
I have had a few cats as well.
Is your pet aggressive?
Here are some ideas to try:
FOR DOGS AND CATS
- You are the boss, not him. Don't be afraid of the word NO.
- Don't let him get away with something.
- Remember, your pet is like having a two year old around. They will act up when they know you aren't looking. Don't let them.
- Put them in solitary confinement. (That's what my mom calls it. She used to have a Mare that really acted up, and everytime she put the mare in her time-out pen, she got better--for awhile anyway.)
- Find something noisy and shake it when they get aggressive. An empty metal can with coins inside works great.
- Let him meet new people often, and have them give him treats.
- Does he hate your mailman? Mail your dog a bone every few days until he learns that the mail man isn't such a bad guy.
- There's always obedience school!
- If he's playing too rough, flick his nose, then simply walk away and don't give him any attention for several minutes.
- Play water wars with your kitty...in other words, squirt him with a water gun when he tries to attack.
- If he likes to attack while you are reading, throw him a toy before you start reading. You can plan ahead for other favorite attack moments as well.
- Play with him. Bored cats are more aggressive than non-bored ones, so take some time to play ball, or with a catnip toy.
If it gets out of control, don't be afraid to take your pet to the vet!