Dr Joanne Righetti is an animal behaviourist, based in Sydney, Australia. She is a zoologist with a PhD in animal behaviour and consults to pet owners and animal professionals such as vets, council rangers and shelter workers. 1. Choose your animal companion carefully. Select the species, breed, sex, age and individual temperament carefully to match your own personality, energy levels and lifestyle. 2. Spend time with your pet, feeding and carrying out normal maintenance routines but also spend quality time playing and nurturing your pet. 3. Encourage your animal companion to spend time with you. Generally, the......