Questions tagged [aggression]

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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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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Foster momma cat causing trouble, how to solve it?

One month ago we rescued a pregnant cat from a risky area. People who knew her there told us she already got pregnant about 3 times before, but they never saw the kitens and they suspected someone ...
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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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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 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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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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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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Dog charges at other dogs

I have a Boston terrier, female, 2 years old. We've been socializing her ever since she's been a puppy and she's generally well behaved. She sometimes tends to be stubborn, but is a good dog overall. ...
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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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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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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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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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Puppy Showing Signs of Aggression Towards Other Dogs - Should I Expose Him to More Situations or Not?

My 14-week old puppy is starting to show a bit of aggression towards other dogs -- if they're close enough he sometimes barks/growls if they're separated, or if they're playing at puppy kindergarten ...
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Yorkie vs. 10-month old son - how to deal with aggression

I have a Yorkie named Master Chief and a 10-month old infant named Austin. I think in general he has been a real sport about the new baby in the house. It was a major change for all of us, but one ...
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Post bath - ferret full blown attacking other ferret!

I have 2 jills that have lived together, for the most part, peacfully for the past 4 years. I have recently bathed them and used a new ferret shampoo that is lightly scented. After bathing I did the ...
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Cat so spooked of me she attacks and stalks

That's my first post so be patient with me please:) My bf and I moved into a new flat with a couple we know for ages (their cat knows us very well and used to love sitting on my lap). The move ...
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Intact male started being aggressive with neutered dog

My dog Zeus (intact) has recently became aggressive with our other dog Bingo (neutered). I think there is a dog around the block that is in heat but I'm not sure. Bingo is a 12 years old standard ...
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Unusual Aggression with Other Dogs

I have an 8 month old cattle dog who recently has shown aggression towards other dogs at different times. He goes to daycare with groups of dogs, every Friday from 7am to 7pm and does great! He meets ...
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Temaril-P and agression in dogs

My 5 month old Keeshond puppy is taking Temaril-P and has been exhibiting some aggression (VERY out of character for her). The vet said she will be back to normal once the steroids are out of her ...
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Dog bites at people's feet when they get close

I have a 3 year old Yorkie. He recently picked up a new mannerism that is causing some problems. He will growl and bite at peoples shoes when they step close to him. A few thing's I've noticed ...
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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. ...