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Questions tagged [behavior]

Behavior of the pet, including social interactions with either humans or other animals.

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How do I stop my blind kitten from biting/clawing living things?

I’ve trained many cats and kittens, but I recently adopted a new challenge, that’s proved to be, well, a bit of a challenge. I’ve adopted two kittens, brothers, and one is a special needs cat: he is ...
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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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How can I stop by cat from coming on kitchen counter [duplicate]

I have a savannah cat that is 6 months old. She keeps jumping on our kitchen counters and kitchen table. We’ve sprayed her with water mixed with vinegar and it doesn’t do anything. Today she licked ...
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Cat at the dorm sprayed on me

I'm a 21 year old female university student and I'm currently living at a dorm. There are a lot of cats here that have been living here since God knows when. I have loved cats since I was a kid but I ...
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My cat is hiding and won't move

My cat, Max, has been hiding under my grandma's steps since the 27th of september. We had to drop off all of my cats at my grandmas temporarily so we can move into another house. We didn't want them ...
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Is it possible to train a male dog to urinate either all at once or by only a few shots

It's a male dog, 1.5 years old. His behavior drives me crazy. It all started with the maturation of his urination habits - it was 5-10 times per going out in a first time. And now, I'm not sure when ...
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My dog doesn't eat her dinner on time munches early morning

I have a small Lhasa Apso. I give her dry dog food mixed with mashed potatoes for breakfast and just dry food for dinner. She doesn't like dry food when it's not mixed with something tasty. So she ...
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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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How do i stop my untrainable puppies from chewing on plush toy?

I am 12 and my favorite plush yoshi started getting chewed on. The puppies are 2-3 months old and we havent been able to train them at all.
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New kitten is scaring off my dog

So my adult dog (Mabel) is being purposely scared off by my new kitten. We have another kitten (Mezzy) we got a few days ago but has a few more days at home than New Cat. But Mezzy is well mannered ...
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Dog randomly trying to lick pee

My 3-year-old non-fixed male dog has randomly started to lick anything with dog urine on it. His fixed 4-year-old male dog brothers paws, penis, the floor where he walks after coming in and trying to ...
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My cat jumped from the balcony!! [closed]

my Bengal cat got out onto the balcony. I didn't even know he got out. The next morning we couldn't find him in the house and I remembered I had the door open to the balcony for 10 minutes. We went ...
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Why does my cat want to play when I pet her

She could have just nestled down to nap and I’ll pet her gently. Even if it’s for a few seconds then she gets up and wants to play. I hope she doesn’t take petting as a cue to play. How could I ...
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How to efficiently move a goat?

Question This question is about a tame goat, which is not mine and over which I have no long-term control. The goat wears no sort of halter, but is completely bare. This goat somehow managed to get ...
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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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Boyfriend's dog peed on me

So my boyfriend has an almost ten-year-old pom/Yorkie dog. Before moving in with him he did tell me that she didn’t really like females but she seemed to like me. Well, when he lived with another ...
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Why does my cat need me around to eat?

She will meow directly at me only (2 people in the house) and will have me follow her to her food bowl. She does this even if the bowl is completely full. She stops meowing once she starts eating ...
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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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Taken in neighbours cat - behaviour and keeping indoors

Our neighbour from across the road moved away to a big city this weekend and the short story is that we've taken in her 2 year old cat, Dottie. Now we're very much within Dottie's known territory and ...
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Is this territorial or harsh play?

So I have a female cat that has already had a litter of kittens and we decided to keep one of them. He is about 4 months old, well mommy cat got pregnant again and just had 2 babies (idk how many she'...
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My cat is terrified of me, can I repair the relationship?

Three weeks ago, I adopted a 9-month-old female cat, Kira. On the ride home and for a little while after, she seemed pretty calm, though withdrawn. She's set up camp in my bedroom and has food/water/...
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Could a robot fool an animal?

I don't know to which site this question belong, I'll try here. As humans we can have very special relationships with some animals (dogs, cats, horses, etc...). For example my cat is very happy when ...
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My kittens treat whiskas wet food as poop

I have two lovely kittens Moe and Joe. they are sister and brother. I buy them whiskas brand for wet food and Purina for dry food.. The funny part is that sometimes when they finish eating whiskas ...
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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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Do cats have a theory of mind? [closed]

I mean do cat have theories of beliefs, desires and intentions of human owners, as we have about other human beings?
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Do most domestic cats prefer to sleep at arms length of humans?

Just wondering what is the average distance that an average cats prefers to sleep from 'the ownser'?
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How common is cats' love for computer keyboards?

One of my 'issues' is to move my cat's hands or head out of my keyboard. He just loves to sleep on my 'affairs' ? I even had to take off 'Screenshot' key (because it caused so many unwanted incindents....
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Chattering weird noise!

My 1year old cat has started to chatter makes a weird movement with his mouth, mainly when hes doing nothing! Not like hes seen something to catch, the total opposite! Could this be anything to worry ...
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Dog won’t stop looking at light reflection/shadows

My German Shepherd (2.5 Years old) is a bit obsessed with looking at lights/shadows. The lights I am referring to are for example when my watch or phone reflects the sun light and shines a small dot ...
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Border Collie mix reacts to death of other family dog

Several weeks ago I was outside working in the yard when I heard our border collie mix barking like crazy. I immediately went in to see what was going on. I found our 11-year-old beagle mix lying ...
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Old pup lunges at new dog

we are fostering a dog with the intention of adoption. We have had our first dog for a year and a few months. She is somewhat dog reactive but has gotten along with my parents dogs. Our new pup is ...
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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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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 my cat paw at my sheets?

Occasionally my cat will go from cuddling with me on my bed, to pawing at the sheets, like he is digging. At first it seemed to correlate with him discovering the option of crawling under my sheets so ...
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My Demon turtle

I have a 100 gal tank I had 4 small turtles and 1 turtle that was a little bigger than the 4 small ones 1 gold fish that was large and some other fish. The one larger turtle ate the head off of 1 ...
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Younger siblings fed cat that is not ours and now the cat won't leave

My younger siblings secretly gave food to a cat that lives nearby, (belongs in the area but not to an immediate neighbour) once I found out I realised this needed to stop. However the cat has taken a ...
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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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Why does my dog want me to basically massage her jaw?

My dog has been very weird lately. She used to lick my hands when she was a puppy, but doesn't do it anymore. This past week or so she does it all the time! She also never had gas, but this past week ...
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My cat still hasn't adjusted to the new house after 2 weeks of living here.

My cat, Marty, is a real fraidy cat. He doesn't like most new people, but eventually he'll grow to like them. We recently moved into my grandpa's house a city over from where we used to live. ...
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How can I make my dog guest show that she needs the toilet rather than that she wants to go home?

My parents have a female border collie of 5 or 6 years old. I have lived with my parents (and the border collie) up until recently. I have my own place now. She’s visiting while my parents are on ...
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How common is this cat pressing forehead under human chin behavior?

I‌ have a ~4 years old male ginger tabby cat. I adopted the cat about 2 years ago and have no idea where and ho he is brought up. It was found in the street, according to the shelter. Whenever I ...
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My cat is terrified ALL THE TIME. How do I fix this?

Three years ago, my wife and I adopted a cat from a coworker's relative. She's a very small calico/manx, and she was about 1 year old when we adopted her. We have no reason to believe she has ever ...
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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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What can we do to encourage our elderly dog to be less yappy?

We have a relatively elderly Miniature Schnauzer (11 years old now). When she was younger, she used to pretty much ignore other dogs when on and off the leash. She's not really one for socialising, ...
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Dog destroying wallpaper at one exact place only

So I've got a situation. We wallpapered our corridor and our 8 month Labrador Retriever decided to scratch off one part of that wallpaper (it's next to the door to bathroom). I've fixed it couple of ...
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Male cats attacking female after 1.5 years of relative calmness

Background: I have had a cat since he was a kitten about 8 years ago, about 4 years ago I adopted another male cat of similar age hoping they would play together and be friends when I started my job. ...
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One of my dogs attacked my other dog after killing and eating a rabbit and again after killing a coyote

I have two dogs that are brother and sister from the same litter (that's what I was told at the rescue shelter) and have always been together. A couple of years ago I noticed the male dog with a ...