Welcome to ep.14 of Mailo's Scientific Sunday 😺! Is your cat (or dog) guilty after they do something wrong? Can they even feel guilt🤔? Studies have shown that cats/dogs cannot actually feel "guilt". So what causes their unnatural behaviour once you find out about what they've done?
Fear🙀. They feel fear. They are scared of your reaction when you yell and/or punish them, they can sense you are angry, and as being the weaker ones- they hide or look away (back off). You dont want and shouldn't place your pets in such situations👎, instead- teach them out of these unhealthy habits.
Positive reinforcement my furriends😺, praise them for the good things they've done, instead of punishing them for the bad things. Stay safe🧡