Tag Archives: training

  • Rat Hero

    Posted on March 15, 2013 by in Pets, Rat

    Rats were the unlikely hero of a recent television documentary and a feature in The Economist magazine.  They were shown helping locate unexploded bombs, and also being trained to recognise tubercolosis in laboratory tests.  These are smart, social animals that make good pets, if properly handled.  They are happy to be trained and owners say […]

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  • Ready to make a commitment?

    Posted on March 15, 2013 by in Cat, Degu, Dog, Ferret, Gerbil, Guinea Pig, Hamster, Mouse, Pets, Rabbit, Rat, Seasons

    Five basic commitments apply whatever type of pet you get, ranging from feeding, exercising, housing, socialising and financing.   There are many sources of good advice on diet – but your vet is the most obvious place to start.  Some pets require active exercising while others just need the right amount of space to exercise themselves […]

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  • Treats in training

    Posted on March 14, 2013 by in Cat, Dog, Pets, Rabbit, Seasons

    It’s nice to give your pet a treat and there are plenty of specially prepared chews and treats on the market.  It’s always a good idea to build treat-giving into a training regime.  Even small pets will respond to rewards, given consistently when they repeat good behaviour.  Coming to hand, or being quietly and supportively […]

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