I have two house rabbits, Mia and Benjamin (both neutered). Every night, Benjamin widdles on the floor beside the litter tray that both rabbits use in the daytime. What can I do to discourage this undesirable habit?
First, try a bigger litter tray to give Benjamin more space. Second, get a tray with higher sides, so that there is a clearer delineation between “inside” and “outside” the tray. If this doesn’t work, get a second litter tray: rabbits sometimes don’t like sharing.
Our five-year-old male golden retriever looks over his shoulder and if any other walkers are behind us, he sits down until they have passed. How can we break this habit? Treats don’t work.
Try teaching him hand target training, at home, with no distractions. This is like a game where he’s rewarded for touching your hand with his nose. Practise this repeatedly, and only when he’s good at this game, try using it on a walk. A quicker fix: interrupt his stubborn behaviour with a squeaky toy, then move on, never giving him the toy. Finally, try changing your route: he may just be getting bored.
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