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Environmental Enrichment of cats part 3: The multi-cat household

It is a myth that cats are not social animals. They can be very social. But, there is a BUT! Cats, just like any individual, like to be able to gain personal space and gain some occasional alone time. Don’t

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Sally talks on the ABC

At 9:40 this morning Sally will be talking with Joseph Thomsen on ABC Goulburn-Murray. The discussion will be on the topic of children and pets.

Environmental Enrichment of cats part 2

Environmental enrichment isn’t just about making an environment fun and stimulating, it is also about arranging the environment so that the animal can feel comfortable and at ease. Cats like to have access to places where they can hide away

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Pets and infants

Many have heard the horrific news a few days ago about a baby being attacked in the face by the family dog: A usually placid dog, it came as a shock to the parents of the child. They love their dog

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Environmental Enrichment of cats part 1

There is no doubt there are many toys on the market for cats. But buying a whole lot of toys and leaving them out for your cat all the time will not get the most out of those toys. Many

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Judging the prestigious award for the Association for Pet Dog Trainers

What an honour it was to be asked to co-judge the Susan Wilkins Achievement Award for APDT along with one other behaviour veterinarian. The award aims to acknowledge APDT members making significant contribution to pet dog welfare and the betterment of

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Environmental Enrichment: The Needs of our Animals

What do our animals need? Every good pet owner wants to provide a home where their pet is happy, but every individual pet is different and various species benefit from different environmental considerations. When we talk about the “needs” of

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Why is it important that your pet is vet checked if its behaviour changes?

The lovely dog in the video below is doing and exercise with his owner where he needs to “stay” and “look” for his treats. It a good example of how management is different for individuals who may have a physical

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The history of dominance style training

This video helps give the facts of how dog training has been held back in comparison to the methods used for other animals. It is upsetting to see that it has taken some terrible experiences for owners and their pets

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Link to a fun video about dog behaviours

I really like this video. Body language in dogs (helpful also for children) It was shared to me over a year ago by a friend and behaviour colleague. I find it helpful because parents and children can all benefit from

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