What’s your pet’s 2018 resolution?

Categories: Pet Care & Training
You love your pet. You wouldn’t change one whisker. Well…except for…

Even the sweetest cat or well-intentioned pup can have certain behaviors that just drive you and your family nuts. Maybe your dog has been using up his extra energy digging? Or maybe your cat can sometimes get a little bitey? You’re not alone. Many owners have a pet peeve when it comes to their furry best friends. Left unchecked these behaviors can continue to plague your relationship with your pet. It can even escalate to a point where a person may become distressed enough to feel like they need to admit their pet to the shelter.

Luckily, there are lots of techniques you can try to help curb these pet peeve behaviors. Sometimes it can be as simple as making a change to your pet’s environment or routine. Other times, positive reinforcement training can turn your pet’s behavior around. That’s why Lollypop Farm offers the Pet Peeves Behavior Help Line. Manned by trained volunteers, you’ll get the help you’re looking for to make sure you and your pet remain happy in your home. You can give them a call at 585-295-2999 or check out the videos below for helpful training tips for common pet problems, and make 2018 the year you and your pet kick those bad habits for good!

Using Positive Reinforcement Methods to Address Problem Behaviors

With any problem behavior, it’s important to remember that punishment or correction can lead to fear or aggression. Often it can even make the problem worse. Using positive reinforcement not only teaches your pet the correct behavior, but also that learning can be fun!

Living With an Energetic Dog

Energetic dogs can get into all sorts of trouble. That’s because dogs will invent “jobs” for themselves when they get bored. Check out these pro tips to help give your furry friend the exercise and mental stimulation they need to be their best self.

Housetrain Your Dog at Any Age

This pet peeve can lead to a lot of frustration and quite the mess. Luckily, with patience, consistency, and positive reinforcement your dog can learn how to go outside at ANY age!

Litterbox Dos and Don’ts

Does your feline friend ever miss the box? This pet peeve can really stink! Not to mention, it can lead to all sorts of household problems. Lucky thing, there are lots of simple changes you can make to help your cat stay classy and keep their business in their litterbox.

How to Pet a Kitty

Some cats can be finicky when it comes to being petted. One time, they are all about the chin scratches. The next, they may be all about a different type of scratch. Learning to read your cat’s social cues and how to ask them if they would like to be petted, can save everyone a whole lot of problems.