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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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neutered male dog fights with intact male dog. Will neutering help?

We have a male dog who is neutered. He has always been well socialized and has spent a lot of time with other dogs and gotten along great (both male and female). We adopted an intact male dog and ...
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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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Why does my dog only show aggressive behavior indoors?

My dog Cooper is a 1 1/2 yr old Lab mix, and for the last few months, his aggression has been constant. It's odd because he is totally normal away from home. Inside he growls and bares his teeth at my ...
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Maine Coon attacks my face when I'm sleeping

My 4 year old male Maine Coon jumps on and scratches my face when I'm sleeping, an awful way to wake up. In the dark he might view my head as prey. Besides closing the bedroom door is there any way to ...
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rats not getting along,rats too young?

Im a new rat owner, and Iv'e 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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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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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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How to proceed with a pet snake that starts jabbing when held?

I was considering adopting a milk snake. She's 5 ft. long and the first time I held her she was very friendly, wrapping herself around both my arms, and mostly staying in that position. I held her for ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Why does my pet dog bite and drag my other dog’s neck?

Can you please help me out on what is to be done?
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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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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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Accidentally scared dog last night and he has been aggressive/scared of me since

So my girlfriend and I adopted a rescue dog like 4-5 months ago, we don't know the breed for sure, but we think he is a Treeing Walker Coonhound based on his looks, and the vet thinks he's like 5-7 ...
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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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What causes a dog to lunge at an unknown child and how should the owner respond?

I have a 2.5 year old pitbull/boxer mix. He is a rescue dog, and is extremely aggressive towards other dogs (and I will probably be asking many questions about that). However, he has always been ...
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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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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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Cat seems to be scared of other cats

We've made a few attempts to get our cat to co-exist with my brother's cat, which is home for the summer. Both are neutered, ours is male, his is female. They're both rescued off the street and ...
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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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Is my dog the aggressive one?

we just adopted a three year old dog, she is very friendly towards people when they come at the house or approach her, and outdoors she isn't even interested in other people. I've been practicing ...
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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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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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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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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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My kittens keep fighting?

About 3 weeks ago we bought our Kitten Missy. She's very playful, and we find it hard to get her to know when it's hurting when she bites or scratches. We decided to buy her a playmate. We brought ...
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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 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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How can I reduce aggressive fin-nipping from serpae tetras?

I have six Serpae tetras, five rainbowfish, and one Cory cat in a 25 gallon community tank. It is heavily planted. The rainbowfish are a new addition. The tetras have been fin nipping and killing ...
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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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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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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 ...