Cats and dogs can be very destructive in a house

There is no doubt that as much as we love our pets, they can sometimes drive us up the wall with destructive behaviour!

For the most part, it’s a normal part of growing up like puppies chewing slippers or ordinary actions, such as cats sharpening their claws the sofa. You can easily out train these bad habits by presenting alternatives such as a scratching post or a chewy toy that will curb the urge to eat your favourite shoes.

But occasionally, there may be a more destructive pattern to their behaviour, that is specifically being done to get attention or in reaction to a particular situation.

There will always be a reason why your pet is reacting a certain way. Take time to understand what’s causing the problem – Is it because your pet is being left alone? Are they anxious about something? Are they scared?

Coupled with positive training, there is a range of solutions on offer that will help you tackle your pet’s problem behaviour.

An anti chew spray that is bitter tasting but harmless can tackle your dog’s propensity to chew everything in sight. It can also deter self harm in pets that may be choosing to make a meal of themselves.

Do’s and don’ts!

The Pet Corrector is a special tool that mimics the sound that snakes, insects and birds such as geese use to drive off predators. Domesticated pets have an instinctive sensitivity to this sound so the Pet Corrector can be used to interrupt undesirable behaviours such as jumping up or stealing. It includes a detailed guide included with helpful training tips and key do’s and don’ts.

Cats, as any owner will know, are a law unto themselves and can’t be trained in quite the way a dog can! But there are a couple of products that can help if they are exhibiting anti social behaviour.

Feliway Spray is great for cats that travel, stay in catteries or are visiting the vet. It can be sprayed onto bedding and carriers and helps to calm them down and reduce bad behaviour.

Valerian Compound is an organically certified liquid supplement that provides a quick
acting solution to calm and control hyperactivity and anxiety. It is quickly absorbed into the
system so is ideal when you need a speedy response to cat misdemeanours.

Staff at our stores are always happy to talk to you about the best product to help you restore harmony to your household!

Destructive pets – there are solutions
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