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Questions tagged [aggression]

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

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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 ...
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How can I regain my dog’s trust after losing my temper with her?

My dog (pit mix) recently bit my daughter (1yo) in the face and in anger and I suppose fear I grabbed her by the scruff and hit her with my open hand like three times. I know I should not have hit ...
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Why does one of my cats attack his siblings?

I've got 6 kittens. Mom, dad, 3 tom kittens and one female kitten. They are now 1 year old. The female one is neutered. First Dad left me, then another kitten. Why is obvious. One of the kitten, a ...
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2yr old pitbull becomes demonic for fly spray, how can I stop this?

I got a pitbull from the spca a few months ago. He was originally surrendered due to financial issues but his second surrender was due to the person being unable to handle him. He has a few other ...
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Dogs being bullied?

I have a pit/boxer mix. He’s a year old and I rescued him a month ago if not longer. I take him to the dog park frequently in my apartment complex. He’s very submissive most dogs. I have an issue with ...
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Aggression in my 9 month old golden retriever

My dog is 9 months old and I know him only from the past 3 months. He was pampered and loved by my mum and dad. He was very friendly, he loved me and he used to sleep with me all the time. He allowed ...
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How to stop one cat from using another cats box

I have 4 cats and 4 boxes. They're all good animals but one has anxiety and temperment. 3 cats will use any box, don't care , she will only use her box and once another cat uses it she will no longer ...
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Feral cat keeps attacking my dog in our backyard, what should I do?

There is a small feral cat that keeps coming into my backyard and attacking my 65lb dog. Our yard is fully fenced and we have a dog door, so our dog goes in and out as he pleases. I usually don't see ...
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7 month dog growls/barks at anyone in the house when I am away

I have a 7 month old intact male Border Collie. I got him when he was ~4 months. I live with three other roommates and close to my family. When I first got him, he was timid around people and would ...
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Male cat harassing his sister, causing her to hiss

We adopted two cats together, a brother and a sister, about a year and a half ago from a rescue organization. They are both spayed / neutered and are probably about 1 year 8 months old. The sister is ~...
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Why does my pet dog bite and drag my other dog’s neck?

I already have a 2 year old female toy poodle and I recently adopted a 6 months old female Terrier mix. The terrier is considerably much bigger than the toy poodle and i’m not sure if they are playing ...
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How do I win over a large protective adopted dog?

I'm adopting tonight a female bull mastiff 1.5 years old. I like her, except she was very protective of her owner and suspicious of me, including some barking and growling (we met early morning in an ...
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Older kitten (4 months) bullying younger kitten (2 months) [duplicate]

I had a 4 months old black cat (female) named Friday. Bold and adaptable. Long-ish haired unknown breed. I just got a 2 months old Siamese kitten. Kind of skittish, male. The older kitten is ...
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Two cats get along but end up fighting when playing

We have had a cat for 5 years in my home. It is a male cat adopted from the streets when he was barely 3 weeks old. Recently we introduced a new cat, which is a male Ragdoll that is 9 months old. We ...
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Outside reaction to dogs

I have a female shepherd a little over a year. I have been pulling my hair out on trying to figure out what will work with the same situation. I’d like to note that she doesn’t sleep in the bedroom, ...
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Aggression between desexed male rabbits

My sister's housemate recently got two male desexed rabbits. They claw and bite at each other, more so one on the other, to the point of bloody ears. It's so bad, they've had to be separated into ...
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Kittens Playing or Fighting

I have some 12 week old kittens that just met. We kept them separate for a couple days so that they could play with each other under the door, then we propped the door open just a bit. They liked ...
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How do I calm my boyfriend's overly excited dog?

Every time I come over my boyfriend's place and my boyfriend and I hang out the dog suddenly becomes overly excited. He doesn't seem aggressive towards me because we get along just fine usually. But ...
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Why does my dog have aggressive bursts?

We just got a Jack Russel female dog from the shelter a couple of months ago. She is 5 years old. One of the annoying behaviours she has is to become aggressive all of a sudden and even bite sometimes....
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How to stop my younger male cat from attacking my older female cat? Both are desexed [duplicate]

I have 2 cats. I got both at the local animal shelter 5 years ago. The female was 6 years old had her shots and spayed. She is a very sweet cat and has no problematic behavior. It took her a while to ...
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Malamute puppy - aggressive resource guarding

I have a Malamute puppy 4.5 months old. He goes to puppy school regularly, mixes well with other dogs and has learnt a pretty good range of commands, however, we are having a major issue with him ...
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My dog bit a puppy

I have a 3.5 year old female Labrador.I have had her since she was 8 weeks old.She is extremely friendly when we meet other people and dogs.I have been taking her to a dog park for a few months now ...
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How to get my spayed 4 year old Tom cat to stop fighting the neighbourhood

My cat has recently been making a nuisance of himself by fighting both neighbouring domestic cats and feral cats. Not only has he made himself unpopular with my human neighbours (most of whom seem to ...
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At what age does dog aggression typically start showing?

I have a German Shepherd (7 months) and a Presa Canario (9 weeks). Both females. Right now they are both getting along great and I am doing my very best to socialize them. At what age do I need to ...
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Sudden start of agression

I have one female cat and one male. Both are neutered. About 4 months ago for no reason our male cat started "picking" on our female. He chases her out of the house, pushes her away from her food and ...
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Why is my dog Juno being so aggressive to my other dog Lexi

My sister has gotten a new dog, German shepherd named Juno. She has shown aggression and has already bitten 2 people. I have another dog Lexi who has just had surgery. Juno has been trying to bite at ...
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Pet Spaniel Getting Aggressive When Being Sniffed

We've had our male Cocker Spaniel since a puppy and he's now 8 years old. However, more recently he has become much less tolerant of other dogs, which I do kind of get with getting old. However, we ...
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Why is the nonpregnant female mouse (housed with a pregnant female) attacking me?

I have 3 female mice one of them is mine and she is pregnant and about to give birth any day now. The other two mice are my friends, she’s going away for a month and I’m looking after them. They get ...
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Our family dog gets aggressive when my mother or sister are away for some days

We have a big family at home, due to my mother taking foster children. However when she (my mother) or my sister go on holiday or my sister to a sleepover the dog gets very "protective" and even kind ...
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Are my cat and kitten fighting or playing? [duplicate]

I have a new 7 week old kitten and a 1 year old cat. My cat has come to the point where she will clean my kitten (when he lets her) and plays with him. My kitten has not been neutered yet. When they ...
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Is my hedgehog too agressive?

I recently obtained a female albino hedgehog from her previous owners. They weren't that fond of the hedgehog and didn't socialize her well during the ~8 months they had her (they got her at ~1-2 ...
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Is my betta aggressive? Can she share a tank with other bettas or mollys?

A few months ago I had a male betta (separate tanks) pass away. I had him since I was 9, I'm currently 20. So eight months ago I adopted my fifth betta. A veiltale female. Violet. My mom and ...
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Seriously violent fights between cats that have coexisted peacefully for years

this is my first question on SE, I hope I am doing it right. My girlfriend and I have two adult cats, a 6 years old male and a 3 y.o. female, both neutered. We brought the lady home when she was just ...
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Cat is attacking my German Shepherd puppy (65-ish lbs, 6 months). What to do?

My girlfriend's cat keeps attacking my German Shepherd puppy. The puppy is 6 months old and large (65-ish lbs). They lived together from age 2 months of the puppy to age 3 months of the puppy, and ...
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my dog won't eat kibble and tried to bite my roommate

my dog is a 2 years old shiba inu, male. sometimes (maybe once a month), he won't finish his meal, maybe only eat half of it, and then just look at the bowl or laying next to it. I used to just put ...
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Protective Dog or Aggressive Dog

We rehomed an abandoned bitch (Labrador/Staff X) around 6 months ago. She has always been very protective of my fiancee (female) and children (2/4). This has gotten to the point that if I play even ...
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How do I reduce my hound's intense prey drive (towards squirrels and cats)?

I have a plott hound mix - rescue. He's a sweet heart. I've had him for 4 years and we've managed to smooth out most of his edges. I'm still struggling a bit to handle the [very] sporadic meltdowns ...
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Female cat attacking male juvenile cat

I stay in a hostel and we bought in a stray baby cat to live in the hostel as it was abandoned by his mother. Its been over 4 months and he is around same age ( 4-5 months). I have another pet cat ( ...
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How can I stop my boyfriend's cat from attacking me?

My boyfriend owns a 9 year old female cat (Lucy). She is a street cat. She has never been spayed, and has given birth once to a single dead kitten. This happened about four years ago. She's a bit ...
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One discus fish bullying the other discus

I have two discus as recent additions to my tank. They are 3 inches each and they are the only discus I currently have in my tank. I have been observing them for a week and one of them is constantly ...