Whether it’s a stubborn Shiba or a playful tabby, pet-handling can be a challenging task. Just like us, our furkids experience a range of emotions, ranging from joy to fear. However, unlike us, they’re not capable of voicing how they feel, making pet-handling trickier. As such, whether you’re a first-time pet owner or an experienced animal-handler, here’re some tips to bear in mind when approaching your pet.It’s Never Personal
While it’s natural to shower your pet with affection, over-pampering them could result in a spoilt pet. Not only would they refuse commands, they may display aggressive behaviour. Giving in to your pet may also be sending them the wrong signal, that you are condoning their behaviour. It may be challenging, but it’s important to let your pet know when its playtime and when it’s not.Just like how discipline is required for us to control our emotions and behaviour, the same is needed to regulate our pets’ behaviour. Be consistent about the rules in your home and be watchful of environments. Lastly, avoid physical punishments as these may end up counterproductive.