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Keeping and training animals

answer to

if an animal answers to the name of something, it comes to you when you call it this name

call off

to tell an animal or person to stop attacking or chasing someone

cat litter

noun

a substance onto which a pet cat passes waste from its body in a container called a litter tray

cattery

noun

a place where you pay to leave your cat when you are away from home. You leave your dog in kennels.

Cruft’s

a competition for dogs that takes place every year in the UK

domesticate

verb

to train an animal to live with or work for humans

exercise

verb

to allow an animal to walk or run so that it stays healthy

handler

noun

someone whose job is to train and look after an animal, especially a dog

heel

interjection

used for ordering a dog that is walking with you to follow close behind your heels

home

noun

a building where animals, especially dogs or cats, who have no owner are looked after

kennels

noun

a place where dogs stay while their owners are away, or a place where dogs are bred (=kept in order to produce young dogs)

litter

noun

a substance like small stones that is put in the container that a pet cat goes to the toilet in

mahout

noun

someone who trains and drives elephants

master

noun

the man who owns a particular dog

mistress

noun

a woman who owns an animal

muzzle

verb

to put a muzzle on a dog to prevent it from biting people

programme

verb

to make a person or animal behave in a particular way

shelter

noun

a temporary place to live for people who do not have their own homes, or for animals who have been treated in a cruel way

tame

verb

to train an animal to stay calm when people are near it and to make it used to being with them

train

verb

to teach an animal to obey you or to perform tricks

trainer

noun

someone whose job is to train animals such as horses and dogs to race or to behave in a particular way

walkies

noun

used for telling a dog that you are going to take it for a walk

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