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The Pet Food Manufacturers’ Association (PFMA), Aviation House, 125 Kingsway, London, WC2B 6NH


Teaching your pet to do tricks will take a lot of time and patience but the satisfaction that you will have at the end and the bond that you build will make it worth it. It is important to note that you do not need to touch or pull your pet in any way whilst you are training, instead you can use treats to lure them into the various positions.
Treats that are smelly, moist, soft and about 1cm cubes are best for cats and dogs. Make sure your pet is peckish but not starving. Be careful how many treats you give as they can make pets overweight.  If you do treat you might have to cut down on its main meal. Always practice when both you and your pet are happy and relaxed and try to keep sessions short and sweet (5 min).

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