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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 to teach my cat to give death bite to rodents?

There are some rodents in my house recently. As usual my cat, Bhutu, is excited about it. But she prefers to play with the rodents. When the rodent freezes with fear she sniffs the rodent and then ...
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How to stop my dog chewing on everything?

Ok so recently my dog(I don't know if this matters but she's a German Shepherd) has been chewing everything outside which I'd presume because she's teething but she is 6 months and I don't know how ...
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10 mth old German Shepard is aggressive/excited toward our cats

I have a 10 mth old German Shepard who is VERY interested in our cats. We have had him since he was 11 weeks old and the cats have been there every day since. He killed a kitten in our back yard ...
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Small dog is scared of my cat

My cat attacked my sons small dog when he was a puppy. I am now living with my son and his little dog is terrified of my cat. How can I get them to live together
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How do I make a cat fall asleep?

Does anybody know how to make a cat go to sleep? I have to take her on a long drive and I want her to sleep so she doesn't get too stressed. I tried using the calming spray but it doesn't work on her. ...
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Cat urination problem [duplicate]

I have a cat urination behavior issue. To start off, I used to feed a cat who avoids fighting with other cats and doesn't fight for food if another cat tries to steal from her. So I decided to take ...
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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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I don't want to be petted. How can I get someone else's dog to ignore me?

Every week, about our entire family meets at grandma's house for coffee and chatter. My aunt has the habit of bringing her dog to those meetings too. He's not too well behaved, begs for food and ...
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Why my cat responds instantly to any movement?

Whenever there is any movement of any kind Bhutu (our cat's name) instantly gets excited. It may be our legs, arms, any vegetable, water bottle, TV remote everything. And she instinctively tries to ...
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How to help my dog remember a long term human friend after just 4 weeks apart?

My friend and I moved to another country with our dog, Jack. My friend left earlier and, after 2 months, I brought our dog to a new place. Now our dog doesn't recognise my friend after 4 weeks even ...
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Which type of cats learn fast? Persian or any other? [on hold]

Which type of cats learn fast? Persian or any other? Please suggest me any one so that I can buy one?
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If I make eye contact with my cat for a long time from close distance, she slaps me

The condition is like this. If I am lying in bed and Bhutu (my cat) is sitting on my chest. If I make eye contact with her and keep it for 2 minutes, she starts getting serious and suddenly slaps me. ...
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what do i need to consider when giving someone a pet as a gift [duplicate]

we give the pet as a gift to someone and owners don’t know how to look after them or didn't really want them in the first place. Don’t add to the death toll by giving the wrong gift to the wrong ...
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My cat demands a lot of attention

I adopted a 7 year old female cat several weeks ago through an organization at a pet store. She had a litter of kittens when they found her who were adopted and she ended up at the pet store to get ...
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My German shepherd puppy is out of control

My German shepherd puppy is fine in the house and is a friendly happy dog but when I take him out he becomes a nightmare. He barks and lunges at other dogs and chases cars constantly. How can I stop ...
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How do I convince my cat not to be scared when the door to my room is closed?

I have a peculiar issue with my cat. We got her from a shelter, and it seems like she has had some poor experiences in the past (very skittish, doesn't like humans approaching). Over a few years, ...
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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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Do dogs get jealous?

Anyone with two dogs will probably tell you that dogs definitely feel jealousy. Is it true? Will it be harmful for the dog's owner?
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My kitten is constantly sleeping or shutting the eyes. Is the kitten alright?

I just got a three month old kitten three days ago. She is very cuddly and purrs every once in a while. The first day we brought her home she mostly slept but played a little bit. The next day she ...
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How to ensure that while in a rough play session with my cat, the cat never gets distracted to any other human and starts to play rough with them?

I thoroughly enjoy rough play with my cat, and I encourage her to play rough with me. But everybody else in my home dislikes it. It often happens that while I am in a rough play session with my cat, ...
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What are these turtles doing?

Every now and then, I find my turtles going to the highest point in their water container with one climbing the other and fully stretching out their heads.They stay this way for quite a while. It is ...
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Why can my cat not sleep anywhere else other than my mother's lap?

My cat has this strange behavior which I think is extremely rare among cats. Her favorite sleeping place is by burying deep inside my mother's lap. If my mother is not there, she sleeps either on my ...
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Long-haired cat has poop caked on butt [duplicate]

I have a 10 year old long-haired cat and for the very first time. Now it is an absolute mess! She Will NOT tolerate a bath. I've always had dogs. So this is new to me. PLEASE HELP!
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Why does my cat acts weird and undisciplined in front of guests?

My cat always behaves so well and listens to me. But when someone comes to my home she starts acting so stupid. She runs here and there and get out of control and do every possible weird acts. What ...
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My cat buries his food. Why? [duplicate]

Being a cat owner for many decades and knowing much about these enigmatic creatures, my new rescue kitten (about a year old), has the strangest behavior: After eating, he scratches the floor, multiple ...
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How do I get my cat to stop pooping on me?

She is an older cat and she just started crapping whenever she gets in trouble or doesn’t want to do something. It's been 2-3 weeks now since she started this. I think she does it to annoy me because ...
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My dog loves eating cat poo. What to do? [duplicate]

Our dog is fed mainly with BARF food and additionally also with carrot, yoghurt and eggs. On any occasion where he spots cat poo, he starts eating it like a favorite food. Lately he started to pick ...
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What should I do to make my cat active?

As my cat is growing up, she is becoming so lazy. She just eats and sleeps. She does not even play with her toys anymore. She is 3 year old. Please help me. What should I do to make her active?
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My dog hurts himself

My dog is given compulsive licking attacks. And It produces wounds in legs and testicles. He needs Elizabethan collar 24/7 but now he has learned to take it off. This behavior comes from abuse but the ...
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We have an 18 yr old male cat who has ALWAYS done his business OUTSIDE. We have recently moved house and he will now not pee or poop outside

We have recently moved house (first time in his life). He is going into other quiet rooms in the house to do his business. Although he is an older cat he is still very astute and understands ...
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Moving into new house, neighbours have sensitive dog

I am moving house and on visits to inspect the property before moving in, the neighbours dog would bark very aggressively whenever I went out to the back garden. The dog does not bark when I am inside ...
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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 cat loves to be petted, hates to be held

I have a female kitten that is almost 8 months old. We've had her for about a month now. We've noticed that she absolutely loves pats, and comes up to us constantly to ask for them. However, whenever ...
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Foot washing cat

I adopted a shelter cat a year ago and from the first day I brought him home he has washed his feet in water..not to assist in drinking but getting his front paws soaked up to his elbows. After ...
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Why would defanged snakes not bite?

Regarding scope, this question is about a situation that occurred in what seems very unlikely to be a private home, but rather type of exhibition or possibly breeding venue. However, according to the ...
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My dog builds a bed out of my pillows and other things off my bed when I'm out

When I go out without my dog, she takes my pillows and other things off my bed and places them around her dog bed in the living room. She has even removed doonas off the bed. She will take my dressing ...
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My dog scratches at the floor during fireworks. What can I do to make him feel safe?

Sometimes when there is a thunderstorm or fireworks my dog will become restless and scratch at the front door or back door. If I open the door he doesn't move, but if I walk away he will begin ...
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My dog adopted the Habit of “Hand Feeding”

So it’s been 4 straight weeks since my puppy, Molly has had a broken leg. So during that time she had a cast on which made eating difficult. We decided to had feed her which was fine. Only when she ...
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Knocking everything over [duplicate]

We have a male cat who is about 1.7 years old. Neutered 5 months ago. Just recently, he has started climbing on cabinets and knocking everything off that he can. He has now reverted to knocking ...
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When and why do dogs “stop liking other dogs”?

When I walk my dogs I frequently meet other people with dogs that say that my dogs can't greet their dog because their dog doesn't like other dogs. This claim always baffles me. Dogs are pack animals ...
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How do I get my cat to leave my room alone?

I have an adult cat named Rizzo. Not entirely sure of age/breed. He's very affectionate, an absolute sweetheart, very loud, and despite being an indoor cat he's very interested in the outdoors. He's ...
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How can I punish my forgetful cat? [duplicate]

My cat, who I can best describe as an unpleasant character, has perfected the art of knocking plates/glasses off tables and shelves, eating my food when I'm not looking, running around at insane ...
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why is my dog is always behind me?

Why does my dog always sit BEHIND me? His bed is about 3 feet away diagonally from my gliding chair, but he will sit behind my glider always. If I leave the room he will sit in his bed or just follow ...
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Troubling Behavior of my Betta [duplicate]

I have a Betta in a 3 gallon tank with a filter, heater, and a bubble stone. He just hangs at the top corner of the tank by the heater and filter and will not eat. Please help me help my Cowboy Roll!
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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 ...