Pet Tips

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  • user warning: Table './apbc_org_uk_@002d_member/cache_filter' is marked as crashed and last (automatic?) repair failed query: UPDATE cache_filter SET data = '<p>We have pets for a variety of reasons &ndash; but the majority of owners do so for companionship and enjoyment. Whilst we all hope to have a happy and mutually fulfilling relationship with our pets things can sometimes go wrong. This may be because of a misunderstanding of a pet&rsquo;s natural behaviour and can lead to a breakdown of the relationship &ndash; which invariably causes stress and unhappiness for both the pet and the owner.</p>\n<p>If you are having problems with your pet please contact your local APBC Member for help. You may also wish to look at our 10 Top Tips by clicking on the links.</p>\n<div class=\"home_box\" id=\"dog_tips\">\n<p><a href=\"http://www.apbc.org.uk/tips/dog\">Top tips for dog owners</a></p>\n</div>\n<div class=\"home_box\" id=\"cat_tips\">\n<p><a href=\"http://www.apbc.org.uk/tips/cat\">Top tips for cat owners</a></p>\n</div>\n<div class=\"home_box\" id=\"rabbit_tips\">\n<p><a href=\"http://www.apbc.org.uk/tips/rabbit\">Top tips for rabbit owners</a></p>\n</div>\n<div class=\"home_box\" id=\"horse_tips\">\n<p><a href=\"http://www.apbc.org.uk/tips/horse\">Top tips for horse owners</a></p>\n</div>\n<div class=\"home_box\" id=\"rat_tips\">\n<p><a href=\"http://www.apbc.org.uk/tips/rat\">Top tips for rat owners</a></p>\n</div>\n<div class=\"home_box\" id=\"guinea_tips\">\n<p><a href=\"http://www.apbc.org.uk/tips/guineapig\">Top tips for guinea pig owners</a></p>\n</div>\n<div class=\"home_box\" id=\"dummy_tips\">\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n</div>\n<div class=\"home_box\" id=\"parrot_tips\">\n<p><a href=\"http://www.apbc.org.uk/tips/parrot\">Top tips for parrot owners</a></p>\n</div>\n<div style=\"clear: both;\">&nbsp;</div>\n', created = 1495681568, expire = 1495767968, headers = '', serialized = 0 WHERE cid = '2:1b6c5d6523fb4d2cec58f329c37d8b46' in /home/jbellapbc/public_html/includes/cache.inc on line 108.
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  • user warning: Table './apbc_org_uk_@002d_member/cache_filter' is marked as crashed and last (automatic?) repair failed query: UPDATE cache_filter SET data = '<p><span style=\"font-size: 12pt;\"><img src=\"http://www.apbc.org.uk/system/files/images/horse-in-snow250wide.jpg\" alt=\"Horse training\" class=\"img-right-border\" />One of the great advantages of a scientific approach to behaviour is that we can define specific words, ensuring everyone knows what everyone else is talking about. </span>&nbsp;<span style=\"font-size: 12pt;\">Unfortunately, in the field of equestrianism, well established terms relating to learning are often used inaccurately.</span>&nbsp;<span style=\"font-size: 12pt;\">This may be due to ignorance, or possibly in an effort to put a positive spin on favoured training techniques relying on aversives.</span>&nbsp;<span style=\"font-size: 12pt;\">Even among leading practitioners within the equestrian science field, terminology is being used that is sometimes at odds with definitions that have been in place for 50 years or more.</span>&nbsp;</p>\n<div>&nbsp;</div>\n<div>&nbsp;</div>\n', created = 1495681569, expire = 1495767969, headers = '', serialized = 0 WHERE cid = '2:cb538f47752d82569092b22b739f6278' in /home/jbellapbc/public_html/includes/cache.inc on line 108.

We have pets for a variety of reasons – but the majority of owners do so for companionship and enjoyment. Whilst we all hope to have a happy and mutually fulfilling relationship with our pets things can sometimes go wrong. This may be because of a misunderstanding of a pet’s natural behaviour and can lead to a breakdown of the relationship – which invariably causes stress and unhappiness for both the pet and the owner.

If you are having problems with your pet please contact your local APBC Member for help. You may also wish to look at our 10 Top Tips by clicking on the links.