Posts Tagged: Pet Behavior
Leaving Your Pet Home Alone: How Long Is Too Long?
While it can feel great to come home to your best friend, it’s hard not to wonder what they got into while you were away. Sure, some pets will happily curl up on the couch for several hours, but others may pace, howl, whine, or stare out the window obsessively. Pet separation anxiety can also cause pets to damage property or even hurt themselves.
There might not be alternatives to never leaving your pet home alone, but it is imperative to know their limits.Continue…
“He Knows What He Did”, But Does He, Really? Do Pets Feel Guilty?
Our human world is centered on immediate gratification. We want what we want – and we want it right now. Knowing this about ourselves, it’s not surprising that we experience challenges regarding pet behavior. Specifically, when they do something they know is wrong (or at least we think they know it’s wrong).
Since basically all of their behaviors hinge on instincts for survival, they eat, drink, and eliminate whenever and wherever they can. This can definitely land them in hot water with their owners, but the question remains: do pets feel guilty about their transgressions?Continue…