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(Episode #92 – Replay of Ep. 49) Reasons Cats Bully Other Cats & Why Eight-Month-Old Puppies Forget Their Manners & Training.

Published: 05/04/2021
Closeup of Ginger Cat Fighting with White Cat

Full Show Notes for the Episode.

Introduction Timestamps: 00:00 – 01:16

Segment 1: 01:18 – 09:10

Does one of your cats bully other cats in the house hold? When human bullies torment other people, it seems like the reasons for doing so, is that they take delight in picking on others. Bullying cat’s behavior may look the same –torturing and attacking others, but the reasons are very different and specific to being a feline. I’ll explain a few of most common reasons a cat may turn into a bully.

Segment 2: 09:12 – 30:19 

Then, continuing the conversation with animal communicator, Tim Link, author of “Talking with Dogs and Cats: Joining the Conversation to Improve Behavior and Bond with Your Animals, he shares the three steps he uses to “talk” more deeply with dogs and cats. Keeping an open mind, you can learn how to do this as well, to increase the bond with your pet. Then, you’ll hear the story about the dog who was eating socks and paper clips and how Tim helped him to stop doing it,  plus, how he solves the number one behavior issue people call him about, regarding cats and dogs.

To hear the first part of the conversation with Tim Link, listen to Ep. 48

Segment 3: 30:51 – 46:02

Has your sweet, quiet, cuddly, obedient puppy who used to respond to everything you asked, changed overnight into a disobedient, counter surfing, stealing, beast, who runs away from you, ignores you and seems to have forgotten all its training? There’s a very normal, inevitable reason for this that’s part of your dog’s developmental stages. I’ll reveal what this is, and offer some tips to help you deal with the behavior changes.

For some other possible behavior changes to expect from an adolescent dog, see the blog for this episode 92.

If you have any in-depth questions or want to share your stories about anything you hear on the show today, please write me at susan@raisingyourpaws.com or leave me a comment at the end of the blog article for this episode number 92.


Additional Resources for the Episode.

Source for the story about cats who bully – “Cat Wise” by Pam Johnson-Bennett and “How to Speak Cat,” by Aline Alexander Newman & Gary Weitzman, D.V.M.

Get in touch with Tim Link through his website.

Tim Link

Order Tim’s books. http://www.wagging-tales.com/mybooks.html









Sources for the story about when your puppy becomes an adolescent: “Why Does My Dog Do That?” By Sophie Collins and “The Other End of the Leash” by Patricia B. McConnell, Ph.D.