Please note that Melissa is no longer accepting referrals, until further notice. Thank you!
Welcome to Animal Manners!
Animal Manners is a behaviour practice specialising in training cats and dogs. Although situated in the Southern Suburbs and Southern Peninsula of Cape Town, it is a mobile practice and consultations all over the greater Cape Town area are accepted.
Our pets have become very important in our lives, but our lives have also become a lot busier with work, children, social commitments and running the household. Where does this leave our pets? Many domestic pets spend long hours by themselves and look forward to the time when their owners arrive back home. Dogs and cats have evolved to fill a niche in our world and have now become so dependant on humans, that they rely on their owners for food, companionship, shelter and care. The key to improve the quality of life is to better understand our pets and to remember that, although they play a huge part in our lives they are still dependant on us. When we anthropomorphise our pets is often when behavioural problems start playing a role. Dogs need to be dogs and the same applies for cats.
Client education is key and together with Animal Manners this bond will be rekindled and strengthened in the correct way, you will learn more about how your pet functions, what is important for him/her and what drives them to do what they do.
At Animal Manners only positive reinforcement methods of training are used as this has proved to be more beneficial beacause it makes training fun and gives your pet the opportunity to work harder for reward. Animals who are stressed, in pain or nervous do not learn very well.
"Never think that by leaving a behavioural problem it will go away, things may get worse so rather get help now!"