Information for owners

Finding good advice can be a challenge. The following sites have sound professional advice:

Dogs

6 top tips for desensitisation 6 top tips for desensitisation (401 KB)

aggression in dogs aggression in dogs (1417 KB)

anxiety in dogs anxiety in dogs (1142 KB)

AVA's policy on dangerous dogs August 2012 AVA's policy on dangerous dogs August 2012 (474 KB)

barking barking (114 KB)

breaking up dog fights breaking up dog fights (20 KB)

Cognitive Dysfunction questions Cognitive Dysfunction questions (143 KB)

dementia in dogs and cats dementia in dogs and cats (296 KB)

dog body language dog body language (761 KB)

dog park etiquette dog park etiquette (3031 KB)

entertaining your dog entertaining your dog (353 KB)

escaping behaviour escaping behaviour (484 KB)

exercising your dog exercising your dog (255 KB)

exercising your puppy exercising your puppy (87 KB)

Hierarchy of Dog Needs Hierarchy of Dog Needs (543 KB)

how children should behave around dogs how children should behave around dogs (1214 KB)

how children should NOT behave around dogs how children should NOT behave around dogs (1539 KB)

Is my dog dominant?? Is my dog dominant?? (461 KB)

mounting and humping mounting and humping (447 KB)

operant conditioning operant conditioning (2265 KB)

pica pica (303 KB)

punishment punishment (2599 KB)

Puppy class enrolment form Puppy class enrolment form (364 KB)

repetitive behaviour repetitive behaviour (248 KB)

safe ways to greet dogs safe ways to greet dogs (2199 KB)

senior pet screening checklist senior pet screening checklist (81 KB)

the importance of socialisation the importance of socialisation (3013 KB)

unsafe food and plants for dogs unsafe food and plants for dogs (188 KB)

            

The following websites may also help you understand your dog's behaviour further:

                           

Cats

6 top tips for desensitisation 6 top tips for desensitisation (401 KB)

care for your senior cat care for your senior cat (418 KB)

cat friendly litter trays and scratching posts cat friendly litter trays and scratching posts (35 KB)

cat manners cat manners (186 KB)

Cat Questionnaire Cat Questionnaire (309 KB)

creating a courteous cat creating a courteous cat (1088 KB)

dementia in dogs and cats dementia in dogs and cats (296 KB)

indoor cats indoor cats (421 KB)

introducing your new cat to other pets introducing your new cat to other pets (238 KB)

myths about your cat myths about your cat (445 KB)

pica pica (303 KB)

recognising illness by behavioural changes recognising illness by behavioural changes (246 KB)

repetitive behaviour repetitive behaviour (248 KB)

senior pet screening checklist senior pet screening checklist (81 KB)

toilet problems toilet problems (149 KB)

 

 

The following websites may also help you understand your cat's behaviour more:

  • If you are looking for help on suitable Enclosures for your cats, this site is a good place to start
  • Behaviour (from the website FabCats)
  • Basic Needs (from the Ohio State University, particularly useful for indoor cats)

 

Horses

 

repetitive behaviour repetitive behaviour (248 KB)

Birds

Bird Questionnaire Bird Questionnaire (304 KB)

repetitive behaviour repetitive behaviour (248 KB)

teach your bird to be on its best behaviour teach your bird to be on its best behaviour (2549 KB)