When it comes to training a new cat or dog to the rules of the house, nothing will undo your good intentions faster than being inconsistent. I see this often when I do my in-home consultations. One family member doesn’t allow the cat on the dining table, or the dog to jump up on them or the furniture, but then another will. 

Another common example has to do with the fur-kids sleeping on the bed or even being in the bedroom at night. You’d be surprised how many people can’t agree on some basic ground rules when it comes to where their pets are, or are not allowed to go.

It’s not fair to send mixed messages to your fur-kid and then get mad when he/she doesn’t seem to respond to your training requests. Make sure all family members are on the same page when it comes to training your pets.