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My dog doesn't read playmates social cues and when the other dog growls or nips at her my dog will start a dog fight, how do I help her get over this?

Backstory: Some back story, my 1.5 year old lab mix is a super sweet girl. She has never been aggressive towards humans and just loves life. She is a super high energy dog, we take her for long walks ...
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What to do about living with roommates and their misbehaved dog?

My fiancé and I have a small 1yr old dog and a cat, both of which we raised and trained since they were 10wks old. The roommates we're about to move in with have a big 1.5yr old gsd and a cat. They ...
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Why can 3 or more dogs fight to death so easily? What makes them different, in this respect, from wolves? Or do wolves behave the same way?

I've recently assisted to 3 dogs (not blood borthers, but they live, eat and play together everyday) fighting in a way that in my opinion was clearly leading to one of them being killed by the other ...
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Two rescue cats from the same outdoor area, and the male is fixated on the female

Any help that you could provide would be much appreciated. We recently moved to a new area and discovered it is a popular area for feral cats in the city. Within a couple of weeks of each other, two ...
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My female and male cats get along and are healthy, but when male goes up to play with female, she hisses and growls

My female and male cats are litter mates, and they used to be a bonded pair- cannot say they still are as of now. After I had gotten both of them fixed, the female gets provoked at little things such ...
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New cat keeps wailing to get out of safe room, but also constantly attacks resident cat

We just adopted a new female cat around 2 weeks ago, and did the usual protocol - we prepared a safe room for her with all the required food and litter boxes. Problem is, she is a confident young cat ...
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Year old cat being too aggressive when playing

I adopted a 5 month old kitten back in September and aside from the normal adjusting and kitten behaviour everything was fine. He turned a year old in April and around this same time I noticed a ...
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How to stop my neutered male cat from attacking my spayed female cat?

I have 4 cats in my household. A female brown tabby (oldest, 9 yrs), female black cat (7), female black & white short-hair & male black & white short-hair (both 5). All neutered and spayed ...
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How to rebond rabbits without fighting?

Short version: If you have rabbits that have been bonded for near a decade but start to fight because one of them has been sick and there were strange rabbits in the house at the time, how do you get ...
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How to stop unpredictable aggressive behaviour in a rescued dog?

Monte is a mixed breed rescue dog and the vet estimates that he is about a year old. Monte lives on a farm with my sister and another mixed breed rescue dog: Gina a bitch that is 6 years old. History: ...
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My 2 yr old dog has become aggressive indoors only

My 2yr old border collie/sheltie/lab mix has recently become aggressive when we try to pet him. He was also showing signs of high anxiety, dog licking, yawning etc, and he had a rash on his belly. He’...
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Why is one of my dogs biting the other one?

I just adopted two siblings. Around 1 year old both of them. They are labradoodles. They have always been together and never had any aggression problems. The female dog has been playing really rough ...
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Small female cat is scared of her brother

I recently adopted two kittens a larger brother and a small runt female. They were both so shy and timid when I got them but she was terrified and always hid under the couch. I realized that she is ...
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I don't know what's wrong with my guppy

I have four guppies. I'm pretty sure they are all males. I moved them into a smaller tank in the middle of June. They we're all in a bigger tank with some others in my classroom. It seemed like they ...
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Aggressive cat towards my wife but is super affectionate with me

We have a 5 year old Egyptian Mau rescued from the streets. She has a weird habit whenever she sees my wife laying in bed with the phone in her hand she would analyze the situation in how to charge at ...
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Cat attacks me then beats up his brother

I was cutting fabric on my worktable and Milo (age 9, neutered male) was sitting on the fabric. I nudged his hind left foot, the only part of him that was in my way. He reared up and slapped my head ...
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My dog is occasionally aggressive in various situations

We adopted my dog from the street a few weeks ago most of the time she's docile but occasionaly, probably 1 interaction in 20 she'll become very aggressive. These aggressive interactions include ...
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Dealing with an overactive, unpredictable part-Siamese

Almost two months ago, we recently welcomed a 1 year old black cat into our family. We believe he's part Siamese: he's got the sleek jawline and he's very skinny. Our problem with our cat is that ...
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Can cats be abusive towards humans?

I’m sitting with my cat, and she’s being very nice to me. She’s purring, and she’s sleepy and calm and very nice. However, yesterday she was on a wild streak and attempted to bite and claw me to get ...
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Shih Tzu with food aggression behavior problems

I have a male Shih Tzu dog that is just over a year old (not neutered), and he has food aggression behavioral problems. We got him when he was just a month old, and he tends to be a picky eater (maybe ...
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Dog hasn't had friends; how to make new friends?

My 9 year old greyhound-terrier mix has not really ever had long term dog friends that didn't live in the house. We had two dogs for several years, but the other dog wasn't so active, so they didn't ...
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My cat attacks me if I breath loudly close to her

After sterilization my cat (she's about 10 months old) became a bit aggressive and very hyperactive, which I thought might be caused as her hormones are getting back to the place after the surgery. ...
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How best to give up a dog for adoption?

We have a pit bull just over 1 year old. Because we now have children we feel it best to not have the dog, though we (the parents) love him. We do not want the dog “put down”. How best can we put ...
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Aggressive cat bites out of no where, even though he's usually affectionate

I got my cat when he was one month old from a shelter. Ironically I picked him because he did not bite me. Once we got home it changed. He would stalk me at night as I slept and bite my face/nose (not ...
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Why has my cat become aggressive

So my cat went missing for 2 years. When I first got him, he was a loving 11-year-old rescue and was my best friend. I was absolutely devastated when he went missing and assumed he had left to pass ...
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Should I intervene when cat hiss during play?

We have two kittens we adopted 3 months ago. The male cat is some variation of Russian Blue and is neutered; the female cat (2 months older but smaller) is orange and not spayed (yet). Whenever we ...
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Where should I release a pet hamster to maximize its chance of survival?

I bought a djungarian hamster as a gift for a relative's daughter, but now she says she doesn't want to keep it, because it's very aggressive and always bites. She's had a few hamsters before and says ...
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Stop dog from bothering my mom

My mom has come to our house and our dog is constantly bothering her. Continuously licking her feet, smelling and licking her genital areas, etc. Telling him no or giving him jail time is not helping. ...
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Why has my cat changed all of a sudden?

I've raised my cat from a kitten, she was maybe 3 or 4 weeks old. I've been by her constantly. I am a stay at home mom so I really mean constantly. I carried her around the house with me, put her in ...
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Brahman calf aggression?

My sister has a 7 month old brahman calf that charges at me. My niece is the one that takes care of him but with school it has been difficult for her to do so. As soon as i enter the pen he runs at me....
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What is that cat trying to do?

Introduction: I have a male pet cat whose name is Gulu and his mother's name is Kuchi who is a stray cat we used to feed. We don't really keep him in all the time. He can go in and out anytime he ...
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Aggression in puppy after getting a small object into his mouth - how can it be corrected?

I have a serious question today, and I am hoping that the answers will reflect the seriousness and use sources to back up their information, this is something I don't want to mess up. My 5-8 month old ...
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Is there something wrong with my cat and rabbit's relationship?

I'm hoping someone can help me. I assume my rabbit has just formed a strong bond with my kitten, but just wanted another person's perspective on the matter. So, my cat is only four months old. However,...
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How can I prevent my male Bengal cat from attacking my two other cats?

I have a neutered male Bengal cat who is nine months old, and two neutered female Bengals, both nearly four years old. The male keeps attacking the females, sometimes without a pause. We have tried ...
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Black molly male attacking female

We have 3 female black mollies. 2 black ones which have turned a bit silvery/whiteish. Originally, we had one male which had the same colour, but we noticed it will be dying soon (swimming upside ...
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Worried about domestic cat and urban cat fight

We have one male Persian cat, who likes to go to our yard and we have seen there is one male urban cat which is fighting with our Persian cat at our yard. Here are the cats below: We are worked about ...
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Why is my pair of budgies fighting in a nest box?

I have a male and female budgie. The female budgie has 5 eggs in her nest box and sits the whole day in it. Along with her, the male budgie also stays in the nest box with her. Sometimes, they act as ...
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Two male dogs: one neutered, one intact; they were fine until one was neutered, now he goes after intact male; will neutering other male help?

I have 3 dogs: a female Ellie (7 yrs), male Blake (2 yrs), and male Bosco (9 months). Blake was neutered a few months ago and since then has gone after Bosco completely unprovoked. Blake is half the ...
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Aggression or rough play between my two dogs? [duplicate]

My two dogs won't stop biting each other. This concerns me because of their sizes, I'm afraid that my big dog gets out of control and ends up hurting my little one. What can I do to stop them from ...
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Is there hope cats will be friends after lukewarm start?

I have a one-year-old British Blue boy called Sausage. He is neutered and very calm, sweet, affectionate, and social. I had always planned to get him a companion as he gets along well with everyone ...
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German Shepherd - Australian Dingo mix puppy

Are German Shepherd - Australian Dingo puppies good around very young children? I know they are sometimes used as guard dogs but is it possible to train them to be more socializable and friendly?
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How to train a German Shepherd so that it is not agressive?

I just wanted to know how to make a German Shepherd less aggressive, so it doesn't bite and snap. These dogs are around 1 to 1.5 yrs old. And they're owned by most of my friends. Most of these GSDs ...
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Calming aggressive puppy

Me and my girlfriend got our puppy (German Pinscher) 4 weeks ago. Everything went on fine so far, he is quite an energetic comrade, but we try to give him as much rest as possible. Sometimes, it is ...
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My female cat hisses and pins down my kitten before licking her and cuddling her?

I got a kitten a few weeks ago. At first my older female was unhappy with it of course, but no severe fighting, just a hiss or two. Now she’s recently started to hiss and pin her head down randomly. ...
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How to stop neutered male cat from mounting the other one?

I have two neutered male cats that sometimes exhibit dominance behaviors. I've had them both for about 5 years, and they go between cuddling, ignoring each other, and trying to be dominant multiple ...
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Resident cat still attacking new cat after 4 months. Help?

In August, I adopted a one year old female cat. My first cat is a three year old female, who I’ve had for over a year. I’ve been going slow with their introduction, but we keep getting stuck at the ...
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My cat attacked me for first time in 10 months! Why is that?

My cat attacked me for first time in 10 months! Why is that? She is a very calm cat, 10 months old. She never pawed at me before tonight, even when I cut her nails or hug her tight (though she always ...
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Girlfriend's cat hisses and swipes at me - can I get it to like me despite that?

Having trouble with my girlfriend's cat constantly hissing at me and swiping at my legs. Wondering if there is a way I can get this cat to like me, or at least to get it to stop this behavior. The cat ...
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New bullying behavior between sister kitties

We adopted Tabby sisters early this year, and they are now both a year and a half old. They are both spayed. Lately Sheena, the larger cat, has taken to bullying the smaller built cat, Zoey. Sometimes ...
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How to make an unsocialized cat get along with a socialized cat

Short summary of my tomcats: Bodhi: 1 year old; has been living for 5 months with me; checked by vet last time a month ago and is healthy; he gets along great with me, but he uses his claws if I pet ...
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