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

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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?

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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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 ...
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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?

Can you please help me out on what is to be done?
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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 ...