Our beloved pets have always been curious and given the first opportunity, will surely try and explore. These images of guilty pets, who have been caught red-handed, know very well that whatever they are doing, is wrong.
We love our pets, but we set certain boundaries for them.
These are basic rules which may include no entry in the kitchen, no climbing on the bed, no opening cupboards, and taking out stuff, etc.
However, these animals are instinctively inquisitive and have a strong urge to sniff around.
We as owners, may try and teach our pets that certain things aren’t supposed to be touched or handled.
However, the pet might not understand. If the pet does understand that a particular place or thing is a no-no, it might entice it to try and explore it in the absence of the owner.
This is where the fun begins. The pet has to time its criminal activities perfectly to ensure it can get away with the act. Moreover, some clever pets may also try to pass on the blame to either a kid or another pet in the house.
Handling a troublesome pet can be a difficult and frustrating thing, especially because aggression or punishment is usually not the best solution.
Pets have to be explained gently that whatever they have done is wrong.
Pets need to understand that they should not venture into the regions that have been prohibited to them.
At the same time, pets need to be rewarded for their good behavior. Pet owners need to ensure that the reward is connected to their good behavior.
Despite all the best intentions and methods it is important to keep in mind that it is an animal you are dealing with.
While dogs may be trained, cats stick steadfastly to their animalistic and primal behavior.
If all the tricks fail, owners should not give up on the pet, but instead start taking due precautions like locking up the stuff that you’re pet isn’t allowed access to.
Locking the fridge and the cupboards too, could slowly dissuade your animal friend from trying to open them.
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