Emotional Intelligence v. Emotional Schemas
It's Spring, a time of new growth and freshness. Green is great all season, so practice prestine habits for your house mate ( your pet) and reap the exciting benefits of a happy, healthy pet in a happy, healthy environment.
The only mom a pet may have ever known may be his/her master. (Moms) and (Dads) of pets, show them what we are made of-that we never forget to feed them, take them for a walk, bathe them and play with them often.
From the pet's perspective, its human master may exhibit excessive cleaning behaviors and some not. There will be something in it for you when the scrubbing is done (referring to the pet). For your pet, work on tricks that require treats, for example, the talented, smart, and adorable pet of yours will let us humans see what they can and can't do. The better they perform, the more treats they earn-right? They feel a sense of accomplishment and fed, it's a win-win...winning!
It all starts with baby pets, (train them early) and it starts at home. For example hugs for puppies help them to adjust to sights, smells, and sounds of different kinds of people. Later on, they will learn to focus on their job/role, despite the distractions, but early on, these fun sessions help them prepare for the future. It helps them to achieve the socialization they need to become world-class pets; they are social beings too.