This is just a simple reminder that our pets were not born knowing what our expectations are of them. If you have not given them good, acceptable choices for using their minds and bodies, they will come up with their own choices, which you may or may not like. Remember, that behavior which gets the animal something it values will be behavior that gets repeated. Always make wanted behaviors valuable choices…from your pet’s perspective. Be your pet’s dog or parrot trainer who uses positive reinforcement to teach what you want to see.