Cats – we’ve all either had one or known someone who has had one. They’re the cute little furry animal that we all love to pet. For the most part, they’re very friendly and social creatures.
They’re also very independent creatures, which is why people are often drawn to cats rather than dogs. Cats don’t require much attention at all – put out some food, water, a scratching post, and a litter box and that’s realistically all your cat needs.
Of course, we all want to do way more than the minimum for our cats. Petting them and playing with them are some of the more fun activities that you can do!
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There are some ways in which your cat does communicate what they want to do.
One of the more common ones is when a cat meows. This is because they want attention immediately. The meow is often in conjunction with some other form of behavior that will more specifically demonstrate what the cat is looking to accomplish.
An example would be a meow when they’re by the outside door. This would give you indication that they want to go outside. The reverse of that would be a meow when they’re outside of the door, meaning they’ll want to come inside.
Cats also make noises when they’re scared or want to intimidate. This noise is referred to as the hiss. When a cat hisses at you, you’re going to want to leave it alone. The next thing that will follow a hiss is a scratch with the cat’s sharp claws. Being scratched by a cat isn’t any fun at all.
Cats will also walk up to a human and rub their body on the human. This is so the cat’s scent can be placed onto the human. It’s the equivalent of a dog lifting their leg to mark their territory.
Dogs are a man’s best friend, or so the saying says. Dogs and humans have been together ever since white has been on rice. Because of this, dogs are considered the foremost companion for all humans.
Because of the bond that the two share, there is often an inter-dependent relationship between a dog and his owner. You’ll often see a dog following his owner wherever the owner goes, which is completely the opposite of how a cat behaves.
Dogs absolutely thrive on the attention from humans.
A lot of people choose to ignore their dogs when they’re being hyper and crazy. They think that there is something wrong with the dog. In fact, there’s nothing wrong with the dog. The problem is with the person.
Dogs need to be trained. One of the best ways to train them is to use a dog playpen. A dog playpen enables you to train your dog in a safe, confined area. All the dog will be able to focus on when they’re in their playpen is you and your training. Dogs also love the dog playpen because it gives them a place to call their own. The dog can have all of their favorite dog toys and dog blankets in their playpen. However, some owners make the mistake of always leaving their dog in the playpen and not exercising it properly. This is a huge no-no. Dogs aren’t meant to always be kept in their dog playpen. This is why dogs often freak out when they’re left in their dog playpen all day. Dogs need to be near humans and running around. Mental exercise is just as important as physical exercise for a dog.
When you’re considering getting a dog, you want to make sure that you’re going to be getting the right breed of dog for you. The temperament in a dog is going to vary wildly based on the breed.
There are some breeds, such as the jack russell terrier, which are incredibly hyper and are always going to want your attention. Those breeds also seemingly never run out of energy. Then there’s other breeds, such as the English Bulldog, which are incredibly lazy and never want to do anything other than eat, sleep, and poop.
You also need to decide what kind of dog temperament your current living situation can handle. If you’re in a small apartment, it’s probably best to get a smaller breed that doesn’t necessarily need to be outside all of the time. Having a Labrador retriever in a small apartment is not advised. Having a chihuahua in a small apartment is a good choice.
Also, please remember that caring for a dog does cost a lot of money. Vet, food, and toy bills definitely add up. This is particularly true if you do have a hyper breed of dog, as they are often more prone to injuries than less-energy breeds.
All in all, having a dog is one of the most worthwhile experiences in life.