BEHAVIOUR HANDOUTS

Key Points:

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Puppy Handouts

Understanding your puppy (or dog)

Reading dog body language​

Why this is the most important thing clients can learn

Socialisation

NOT just exposure​

How to balance vaccination and socialisation

Setting up for puppies

Setting your puppy up for success​

Toilet training guide

Crate training

How dogs learn 

Reinforcement vs punishment​

Side effects of punishment

What you should do instead

 

Kids and Dogs

Setting house rules​

Be a tree

Greeting dogs

 

Troubleshooting 

Addressing common puppy problems​

Jumping up

Digging

Biting

Myths and misconceptions

Step-by-step summary for solving problems

Walking on a lead

Loose leash walking

 

Settling on a mat

 

Muzzle training

Benefits all puppies, and adult dogs​ too

Puppy health care

Pet insurance​

Feeding your puppy

Vaccinations

Worming

Microchipping

 

Desexing / Neutering Dogs

Pros and cons

What age to desex/neuter

What happens on the day

Request your own!

If you have a particular section of The Puppy Manual that you would like to have made into a handout, please send me an email.

Kitten Handouts

Understanding your cat

Reading cat body language (especially being able to detect early signs of anxiety or discomfort)

What a cat needs

Setting up for success with species specific needs such as perches, scratching posts, litter trays

Training cats

What is positive reinforcement, why we use it, and how to teach cats

Kitten (or Cat) handling

Habituation to handling, grooming and medicating for cats

Carrier Training

Make travel less stressful for cats by building positive experiences with their carrier.

Troubleshooting

Common kitten behaviour problems such as climbing curtains and waking owners for food, and what to do about them!

Kitten health care

Pet Insurance

Feeding your kitten

Vaccination

Worming 

Toxoplasmosis

Microchipping

Desexing / Neutering Cats

Pros and cons

What age to neuter

What happens on the day

Request your own!

If you have a particular section of The Kitten Manual that you would like to have made into a handout, please send me an email.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

By purchasing these handouts, you agree to the following terms and conditions:

1. Pet Perspective maintains a force-free philosophy, using positive reinforcement methods to help pets and their people. When editing or utilising Pet Perspective products, behavioural advice must be in keeping with this philosophy. 

2. You will hold ongoing copyright permission to distribute printed copies of the handouts. You may not distribute the digital version of the handouts, or their contents. You may not onsell the handouts in any form, to any third party.

3. Editing the documents is encouraged, however in order to protect the integrity of the document, all edits must be approved by Dr Jen Nesbitt-Hawes. You may not edit or make additions to the documents without permission.