How Picky Can Your Cat Really Be?Written by Julia Imaeva
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Just as I was about to give up and thinking that maybe she doesn’t need or want anyone as a roommate, I gave it one last try. I brought home a younger male cat that was as black as she was. Despite his smaller size and obvious fear of her, he tried to look brave by showing off in a way that is typical for cats. He was trying to intimidate her by walking towards her sideways with an arched back in attempt to look bigger. She just watched his “performance” for a while but eventually just started to ignore him as if she was embarrassed for him. It wasn’t long before she accepted him and even acted as good hostess.
Their temperament and personalities are very but they still get along very well. For instance, Regina is a very balanced and quite cat, very gentle and loves to eat. Casey, on other hand can be very hyper and restless, a hooligan, to say least like all boys in general. They sleep together during days, play and beg for snacks. Sometimes Regina even tries to teach him how to open drawers and refrigerator door, but he acquired his own little hobbies now such as meowing at 7am every morning, waking everyone up in house demanding food and to be let outside.
My “racist” Regina finally met her dear friend/roommate named Casey.
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How to Crate Train Your PuppyWritten by Cass Hope
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is older and has good bladder and bowel control you can leave it in crate but preferably not longer than 4 hours. However for potty training your puppy should stay in crate then taken out frequently to area that she is suppose to do her business. This can be either outside or on newspapers. For a very new puppy take her out to do her business every half-hour then after 8 weeks every hour. When puppy goes potty where she is suppose to you can reward her with treats and lots of praise and maybe leave her out to play for awhile before putting her back in. If she does not go within around 10 minutes just put her back in her crate and try again later. If you keep a record of when your puppy goes, for instance how long after she eats or naps then you will know when to let her out and she can have more and more time left out to play. The crate will also help puppies learn bladder and bowel control. A great idea is to either say something like “go potty” or “do your business” when you put her outside or on newspaper then when she hears those words she’ll know it is time to go out. Also if you have something for her to scratch or ring or push she will learn as she gets older that that is what she needs to do to let you know that she needs to go out. Puppies want very much to please you so training them, as puppies will make things much easier for you and her as she gets older. Of course when puppy is initially introduced into crate there will be lots of whining. This is not sort of behavior you want to encourage or reward with attention. When she quiets down then you can take her out for a little playtime but whining should be ignored. The crate should be kept in an area where she will not be alone and can be part of family then at night take her into bedroom with you. Be sure to have a soft blanket and a snuggle toy in crate with her. I often put a blanket over crate to give puppy a very secure feeling. In beginning you will have to get up a few times during night to let her out but take a deep breath (or a nap) because this really will not last forever. I have seen puppies sleep through night at 8 weeks. Successful crate training requires commitment on part of you owner and it definitely is work. However, reward in end will make it more than worth effort.
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Cass Hope has been a writer for over 5years. Cass regularly contributes to online and offline publications in a variety of areas. She also teaches classes in basic obedience for puppies. She is currently sponsoring this site:http://www.1st4dogtraining.info