Behavior Puzzles

Categories: Behavior & Training
Happy New Year! Working with animals is both easier and more difficult than working with people, mostly depending on how you feel about people. But, that is another story. Animals are wonderful because they are always thrilled to see you, despite the fact you only walked into the living room and back, and their idea …

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Mario’s Story

Categories: Behavior & Training
Mario was a long shot. He had already been returned from another rescue that thought he needed too much work to be adopted. But what Mario needed was more time and a whole lot of combined effort from the behavior staff, Feline Intervention Team (FIT) volunteers and the Animal Care staff. When Mario first arrived …

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The Cat, The Rat and the Girl

Categories: Behavior & Training
Socially responsible pet guardianship can be difficult. Dogs? On-leash or off-leash? Do you really have voice control? Or did you take one series of beginning dog training and call it a wrap? Cats? Indoors or outdoors? “Catios” or cat proof fencing? This is just a short example of choices pet guardians make that impact other …

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Boss Cats

Categories: Behavior & Training
We have a boss cat. Do you? Not clear on the concept? Here are some key questions to consider: Does everyone in your household adjust their routine for the cat? Can your cat stop your dog in his tracks with a glance? Are your neighbors’ cat-focused dogs afraid of your cat? Do your friends who …

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Penny and Georgie and Me

Categories: Behavior & Training
I have never had a cat of my own – a failure that I lament today.   People say it’s not too late, but it is unrealistic for me to adopt a cat now because my two dogs would never tolerate such a sin.  Cats and birds, especially turkey buzzards, are their unforgivable enemies.  They …

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