This will make you laugh!

People say that cats cannot be trained, but these two cats beg to differ.

(Also worth noting that the humans involved think that they are in charge, but in reality, are responding to the sound of a bell…)

Enjoy!

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Why Does My Cat Do That???

Cats are funny and quirky and quintessentially feline, but have you every wondered why cats do the funny things that they do?  They knock things off the counter.  They follow you to the bathroom and do tons of other funny cat things. But why????

Let’s find out from Dr. Gary Landsberg, a veterinary behavorist! Listen now for Free by clicking here:

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3 Ways You Irritate Your Dog

Your dog might bug you occasionally, but guess what…you irritate him too! The most common cause of annoying your dog is when you expect him to be something he is not (or won’t let him be who he is).

1.Lack of discipline and structure

Normal dogs naturally live in a group. They understand rank and hierarchy. They love structure and order, but people can be random and inexplicable. We have to take steps to afford our dogs with routines and boundaries they can count on. They adore knowing where they stand in the pecking order (which is best to be below the humans in the household for everyone’s safety) and they want to be able to know what to expect. Having a predictable schedule with consistent bonding and playtime makes dogs feel in control and getting regular exercise helps balance their brain chemistry.

2.Placing value on things

Dogs understand the value of resource, but resources are things like food, water, and shelter. They will never understand why we would upset that they destroyed our possessions. Don’t enforce your value system on your dog, but instead try to understand the way he sees life. Shoes, pillows and house plants are just “stuff” to him. Don’t punish him if he doesn’t value items like you do. If an item is important to you, make it inaccessible to him, but don’t expect him to know not to damage it.

3.Imposing her friendships

We all have friends and they often have dogs. We imagine our dog wants to be friends with our friends’ dogs as well, but it may not work out. Dogs understand the value of coordination and teamwork, but they see you and your family as their pack. The family pack may not include your friend’s dog. If your dog doesn’t play well with a dog that you wish he would, give him space and keep everyone safe. Allow gradual acclimation and understand that some dogs are never going to get along. If the dogs must interact, keep them on leashes and carefully observed. Always reward your dog for ignoring or pleasant to the other dog and distract him from defensive or aggressive behavior. Stay safe in the event of a scuffle and never put your hands or body parts between fighting dogs.

Dogs are dogs and they have a different way of seeing the world than humans. Humans are supposed to be the brains of the operation, so make it your business to learn as much as you can about how your dog thinks. Think about life in a wolf pack. Our dogs are not wolves, but they share some similarities in their social structure. The more you know about your dog’s instincts and behaviors, the better friend you can be to him.

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 Kate Benjamin tells us how to make our homes gorgeous & cat friendly

So you know that your cat needs a great place to just be a cat, but maybe you are not a fan of your home looking like a zoo? We have the answers for you from an absolute cat design expert. Kate Benjamin wrote the book on super cat-ilicious interior design!

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