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Dog Training and Control Pet Supplies

Animal behaviour is an area of increasing interest for owners and animal practitioners alike. As pets play a greater role in many families inside the household, the existence of inappropriate pet behaviours is becoming more apparent and dog training a requirement.

Owners are often taken aback by many animal traits and behaviours which are considered normal for animals but which do not conform to acceptable levels of behaviour which they can tolerate in their houses. This has led to the development of numerous dog training pet behavioural aids in an attempt to modify what can often be normal animal behaviours into more acceptable behaviours.

Behaviour Aids for Dog Training

Some examples of dog training products to modify normal animal behaviours include the use of bitterant sprays to stop animals from chewing inappropriately on household products; citronella based sprays to stop animals toileting or digging in certain areas; housebreaking aids to attract animals to an appropriate location to toilet; catnip to attract cats to the desired place to scratch etc. Many pet supplies exist which can assist owners with their dog training.

The increase in the closeness of contact between owners and their pets has also led to the development of many behavioural disorders in dogs such as separation anxiety. The use of products containing animal pheromones can be of great benefit when used in conjunction with behavioural modification dog training in helping settle anxious animals in such cases. Similarly, the use of feline pheromones can help in settling anxious cats.

Dog Training and Behaviour Modification

Behavioural aids for pets are best used in conjunction with more formal behavioural dog training in order to maximise the results gained. Use of pet supplies alone may not completely solve the issues as the reason for the behaviour also needs to be fully explored. For example chewing by a young puppy is often quite normal, however chewing and destructive behaviours by an adult dog may signal something else such as boredom or frustration. Seeking help and advice from suitably qualified animal trainers or veterinary practitioners should always be considered in cases of animal behaviour issues.