General Advice


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    Be sure your pet is in good health and first seek the advice of your vet with any behaviour change. A member of the APBC can talk you through the process.

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    Seek advice from a professional that has been fully assessed both in terms of their knowledge & understanding of animal behaviour, and their practical experience – such as a full member of the APBC.

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    Asking for advice on social media may be detrimental as it will not be specific to your individual animal or situation.

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    Visit 24/7 Pet Advice at VetFone

  5. 05

    Need help about a legal issue? Visit: Visit DogLaw

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    Use ethical training practices to help change your animals behaviour. An APBC member can go through what is suitable.

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    Any training or behaviour recommendations you receive from an APBC member are specific for you and your animal.

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    Know what your pet likes as a reward – what you think your pet enjoys and what your pet really enjoys may be different.

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    Watch and note any behaviours or body language to begin to learn how they are communicating and so you can pre-empt any unwanted behaviour. Stat by observing one body area, such as ears, in a specific situation.

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    There is always help available. Our full members are also covered by many pet insurance policies to help you with finances.