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Covers aggressive behavior exhibited by pets towards humans, other pets, or other animals in general

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How to stop the neighbor's cats attacking ours

We have a couple of one-year old cats. A neighbor's slightly older male cat keeps coming to our garden and viciously attacking our cats (usually takes one of them by surprise, corners it and hits it ...
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Puppy growling - when should I be concerned? [duplicate]

Yesterday I adopted a puppy, and today was her first walk. She was quite scared at the beginning, but after a couple of minutes of walking, she felt comfortable. On my way back, we met another puppy (...
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My cat has started slapping my head/forehead with her claws when she wants to be fed

Unfortunately our cat needed to have all her teeth pulled and a couple of other visits to the veterinarian. Fortunately, (we're quite sure) she's not in pain anymore. However we noticed, that her ...
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Male cat suddenly aggressive towards female cat with whom he has been together for more than a year

I have 2 outdoor cats, A male and another female. Both were very friendly and have had a litter too around 4 months ago. They are together since more than a year. They were very playful and shared ...
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Bunny honks and sometimes charges at my hands when moving things around

Some background info: my indoor rabbit is a castrated male who free roams when I’m home. He is overall a happy bun since I take good care of him and take him yearly to the vet to get his shots and to ...
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Working with fear based puppy before it becomes real aggression

My 7 month mixed breed (lab, cocker spaniel, Pomeranian, and breed groups herding, guard, and sporting, his brother had dna testing) growls, gets stiff and hair stands up when ever he sees someone ...
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My dog is aggressive around other dogs

I have a 1.5 year old St. Bernard. He's amazing with people doesn't like dogs too much. He would get up to sniff them and then immediately go in for a bite. So I have tried taking him to group ...
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Will I Need to Separate my Guinea Pigs?

Background: I have two guinea pigs, Penny and Rosie (both female, both around 3 years old, neither spayed). I got Penny in May of 2017, and she was a single until January 2018 when I got Rosie. (My ...
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Senior female cat will not accept male 14 week old kitten?

We adopted an 8 week old male cat into our household. His name is Ollie. We have a 14 year old Siamese female - her name is Jade. Jade was the 3rd of 3 cats that I had for a very long time. She ...
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flatmates dog still aggressive towards me even after living together for almost a year

I moved into a three-bedroom apartment a year ago. Two months later, we got a third flatmate with her dachshund. He was extremely terrified of us for the first two weeks. We gave him space and never ...
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Dog Aggression In Crate

I have a Labrador retriever that is two and a half years old. He has some odd aggression when he is put in his crate. 90%-95% of the time, he goes in his crate with no abnormalities. He even goes on ...
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My male dog is aggressive to his sister

My dogs usually fight when there’s food around but only growl at each other never bite each other. But recently my male dog keeps randomly biting/ attacking her. He does this maybe once everyother day....
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Aggressive cat - when is enough, enough?

My cat, from a previous question, has not gotten less aggressive. If anything, she's more aggressive. It has been over two months since the incident in that question. I have been working with my vet ...
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Cat's suddenly became very aggressive when brought to Mom's place

Background: I have a 2 year old, sterilized female Siberian cat. My mom's taken care of this kitty for weeks on end in my apartment while I've been on vacation and they love each other a lot. There's ...
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Adult lab just neutered came from the desert with strong prey drive

I've adopted a 4yr old recently neutered lab with no training. Was found living wild in the desert. His training is going well. However, his prey drive is like a wild animal. He is 90lbs and has ...
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Rescue from hell or just doesn't like me?

After the loss of my three babies, within a 6 month period, I was finally ready to adopt. I adopted a 6 month old kitten from a well known rescue that I used before. I have had him 8 weeks now. The ...
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Should I keep my new lizard separate from the main one

So here on Saturday, I'm heading into town to get another leopard gecko, my sis already has two, and I wanted another one (my lizard is rather happy but I feel like hes kind of lonely, or maybe it's ...
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How will dogs on heat react to “Sentry Stop That” spray contaning pig pheromone?

Since our dog was badly attacked a few months ago we have been investigating many many different techniques and products to help stop attacks in progress (on top of preventative measures) and one I ...
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Dog Being Occasionally Defensive

I have a miniature dachshund who is about three years old and so I know it might be a little bit more in their nature but lately he's been getting a little bit more defensive. I pick him up and carry ...
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Two pet cats suddenly fight [duplicate]

I have had two cats, 4 years old, that I raised from kittens. One boy, one girl. They've tolerated each other and can sometimes be seen sitting on the same perch together. They have their moments of "...
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How can I stop my dog from killing wild rabbits?

I have a 3 year old Samoyed. He likes to chase squirrels and birds, sometimes rabbits. But rabbits are not as common as squirrels and birds, and he's always on a leash, so I didn’t pay much attention ...
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Dog lunges at other dogs

Ok so I have a Male Rhodesian Ridgeback who is 1 year and 3 months old. I started him in puppy classes when he was 11 months old. I have never stopped taking him for training at a school. He knows a ...
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Older dog aggressive towards new puppy

We have 3 dogs - ”A” is a 10 year old Bassett Hound, ”B” is a 9 year old Bassett Hound and ”C” is a 5 month old French Bulldog puppy. ”B” is the alpha in the pack and always has been. The puppy is ...
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5 month old dog keeps picking up older smaller dog by her neck

We just adopted Blue, a now 5 months old female Husky/German Shepard mix who's about 40 lbs, and we have Nani, an almost 5 years old Basenji who's 14 lbs. They seemed to get along quite fine until ...
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How do I stop aggressive behavior?

I have a small 14 year old dog (chihuahua/miniature poodle mix). She has grown aggressive over the years and is to the point that she'll randomly attack my other dogs and people if they move near me. ...
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My dog, Jack Russell, is jealous of others showing me affection

We have a ~10 month old, 5 and a bit kilograms, Jack Russell bitch, "Smudge". Smudge is hardly perfect, but one piece of behavior is a bit worrying. She had tended to yap and feint-lunge at me/us if ...
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Adult cat not getting along with new kitten

My adult cat is 4 years old. My kitten is 4 months old. They are both female. The adult is spayed and the kitten is not (but will be soon). They have been living together for 2 months now, and were ...
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What to do when moving next to a bird sanctuary with a loosely-domesticated cat?

I'm about to move and a really promising location in a new city and it's surrounded by a large forest and bird sanctuary. That's great to me, but to my cat I suspect it will mean the beginning of his ...
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rats not getting along,rats too young?

I'm a new rat owner, and I've gotten three rats at the moment. As a new rat owner I made the mistake of not getting my first rat in a pair or group and I got the largest one at the pet store. His name ...
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Why did my mother cat suddenly attack me?

My nice and well behaved Siamese delivered her first litter 6 weeks ago. We had a very strong bond, she would sleep with me and I was her favorite human. She trusted me enough to go in labor lying on ...
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Will 2 male dogs fight for dominance?

I have three Yorkie girls now, various ages and we want to get a male Yorkie pup and a Goldendoodle male pup. Will they fight for dominance down the line? I am worried about the male Yorkie.
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Stopping bad behavior/aggression

How do I stop my dog (3years) from barking and running at my nine year old when she comes down the stairs or gets up from the couch, talks, if I talk to her. The bark sounds mean but dog has never ...
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Suggestions for a leash reactive dog who reacts to random people

Does anyone have any suggestions for helping my dog get over her leash reactivity towards people? My newly adopted rescue dog gets triggered by dogs and people on walks. We've been working on this for ...
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Why does my cat only bite my partner? [duplicate]

My girlfriend and I have a 1 year old (or slightly younger) orange tabby that we adopted a little over a month ago. He is a good, easy-going cat overall, but he sometimes bites my girlfriend, either ...
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Can cat understand if we try to communicate in cat's language by mimicking sounds that cats make in different situations to communicate?

First of all my apology to those readers who have little or no experience with cats and don't know the meaning of a numerous numbers and types of cat vocalizations and gestures. This may sound absurd ...
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Picking a puppy when the dog mom is aggressive

We were trying to pick out a border collie puppy and met the puppies’ mom. She looked fearful, gave us the death stare, barked, and snapped at us and was extremely distrustful. Her behavior was a bit ...
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My 7 month old Husky killed a rabbit today in our yard, will that make her aggressive going forward?

We have a 7 month old Husky. This morning, she caught a rabbit in our back yard. She was out going to the bathroom and I was getting her food and water when I heard screaming coming from the back ...
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Dog shows me his teeth when I enter the room

My partners dog always shows me his teeth when I come into the house or when I come onto a room after being gone for a while. He seems to be happy to see me, wagging his tail and loves pets. He is a ...
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Highly aggressive kittens

Situation: Two kittens (originally three in litter, one died recently) are extremely aggressive around food and in pursuit of food. Their behavior includes slashing, biting, growling, and hissing at ...
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Why does my dog invites affection and then acts aggressive when the person turns to go?

My 2 year old border collie is lovely natured and loves a fuss from people but 6 months ago she started being aggressive when they stop fussing her and move away especially when she is in her cage in ...
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Calm Dog became agressive towards a younger pup

My roommate has a dog (say, Rex) that I sometimes take out to the dog park. I am not the owner of the dog but he does seem to listen to me in our interactions. Also, he is quite obedient and friendly-...
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One of my dogs harass my other dogs, even though they are submissive

I partially work with dog sitting and have a little pack of a handful dogs that I take care of a couple of days a week (that is, typically I have each dog 2-3 days per week, sometimes they are alone ...
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Bulldog aggressive against small submissive dogs

I have a 4 year old English bulldog who gets along very well with people and other dogs. One behavior I noticed is that she tends to be aggressive specifically towards small submissive dogs, so ...
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Why is my cat hissing and growling at his sister after just 30 minutes of separation

I took my cat to the vet for 30 minutes. When I got her back home, her brother started to hiss on her and he looks aggressive. she tried to touch his nose but he still doesn't like it. Should I ...
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My 2 cats never faught each other. When we moved, fighting was common. How could I resolve this?

Could I condition them? I'm gone for 10 hours a day. There are toys laying around. I play with them once I'm home & through the rest of the day. Could I effecively condition them to not fight, ...
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Why is my cat attacking my face & what can I do to stop it?

I have a recent issue exacerbated by the fact that I'm allergic to cats. We adopted a cat ~4 years ago, and she took a liking to me. These past couple years I'm her "favorite", she ignores the other ...
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Dog Attacks People he Knows on the Swing

I have a white factor collie mix by the name of Shea, he is approximately 3/4 Collie and 1/4 Australian Shepherd (and 6 years old). These details my prove to be unnecessary however I am including them ...
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Cat who is normally docile freaks out when a neighborhood cat comes onto our porch, despite getting along well with our other cats. Why?

Context Our family has four cats. Some details about Pepe, the most relevant one to this question: 5 years old Orange tabby Male Exclusively indoors Properly fixed Extremely friendly and ...
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Puppy great in public but bad in puppy class

My 6 month shepherd mix Rooney has been in puppy class since he was 5 months. He started out being the star of the class. These last few weeks he seems to be showing aggressive behaviour toward the ...
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Male cat attacking female cat

We have 2 cats 1 male & 1 female 8 months old now. Both are siblings and they were very attached to one another as we separated them from mom when they were only 2 months old. I recently neutered ...