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How to reduce the attachment of an overly attached stray dog?

About me I am ~20 y/o student and live in college provided hostels. I share room with one person who hates stray dogs while having some at his home. I started getting familiar with dogs ~1 year ago. ...
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What book(s) to read before getting a dog?

I want to get a dog, and I want to be well informed before doing so. Are there books for aspiring dog owners that could help me? I need to know what I am getting into. I tried browsing relevant ...
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Foster Agency Not Taking Back Dog

I have kept a ~50 lb Husky/GSD named George for several months now. He was originally kept by an animal hoarder with 50 other dogs. Although he was initially very timid, he became moderately reactive ...
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How to help my dog with his “fear” of my baby

tl/dr: My dog seems spooked by my baby crawling around the house. The dog runs away anytime the baby gets even remotely close to him. We make sure that the baby never actually bother's the dog, ...
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Dog Aggression In Crate

I have a Labrador retriever that is two and a half years old. He has some odd aggression when he is put in his crate. 90%-95% of the time, he goes in his crate with no abnormalities. He even goes on ...
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Is it possible to train a dog to never bark

My dog barks all the time and it gets very annoying. He is a Jack Russel Terrier mix. Is there a way I can train it to never bark? Thank You
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How can i get rid of pet hair?

I recently started renting a room from a homeowner with multiple pets which I'm allergic to. The entire house is full of dander, my clothes, carpet, etc. are already covered in it. What are the best ...
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My male dog is aggressive to his sister

My dogs usually fight when there’s food around but only growl at each other never bite each other. But recently my male dog keeps randomly biting/ attacking her. He does this maybe once everyother day....
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How can I tell the gender of a dog?

I know that the easiest way to identify the gender of a dog is to look between the hind legs, but that doesn't always clarify the gender of a dog, and sometimes (like on the below picture) it's not ...
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Adult lab just neutered came from the desert with strong prey drive

I've adopted a 4yr old recently neutered lab with no training. Was found living wild in the desert. His training is going well. However, his prey drive is like a wild animal. He is 90lbs and has ...
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If sterillising dogs and cats deprive them of sex hormones, does that not cause the likelihood of osteoporosis the way it does in humans?

Someone told me that surgically removing these organs negatively affects their hormone profiles, and that people started vascectomising male dogs and cats for this reason, but I don't know if a ...
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Difference between regular dogs and Conan?

This may be a dumb question... I know. Today I was reading this The NY Times article about a military dog participating in last week's ISIS raid that killed al-Baghdadi. So I'm thinking... this must ...
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It looks like my dog had his third epileptic seizure. Should I do anything about it?

Last night my beagle started trembling and could barely stand on its legs. It urinated on the sofa as it happened. This was over in about 10 minutes and the dog returned to normal, but it looked tired....
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How can I get my dog to obey and do his business in the garden instead of inside the house?

N.B.: I'm not living at the same location as my fiancée right now, so I can't take action directly. My fiancée has a Shih Tzu who'll soon be 5 years old. He had a habit of refusing do his business ...
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What dog breeds are good at both running and swimming?

Perhaps a mutt - part hound and part water dog would be the best. But are there any known purebreds that are good at both? For context, by running I mean 10k+ on trails and swimming I mean 1k+ in ...
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What is this wound on my dog's nose?

Any idea as to what this is? it started happening about 3-4 days ago. we think it might be something in his kennel so we have been making him sleep in a different room, but it keeps getting worse over ...
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Rescue puppies don't want to get touched

2 weeks ago I adopted 2 dog puppies (sisters). Before adopting them I only went to the shelter once and didn't really ask many questions about their character, thinking that puppies couldn't have ...
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How do dog daycares/hotels protect from pests?

Clearly, animal shelters inspect dogs before taking them in. I also imagine there being quarantine areas for newcomers. How do smaller for profit doggie hotels/day cares or grooming shops deal with ...
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Moving dog from warm to cold climate

We recently adopted a rescue dog from Houston and we live in Colorado. He's never experienced a cold winter and for sure not one like Colorado gets. Given that adopted him so close to winter will his ...
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Keeping a crated dog occupied while I'm at work?

I have a Border Beagle (6-7 years old) who is just the sweetest thing, and although I give her all the attention I can while at home and she's as happy as can be, we have to keep her in a crate while ...
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How do I teach my dog that certain behaviours are off limits when I can't enforce it?

I have two dogs (~2 years old) which have lived with me in my apartment since they were 3 months old. There are certain boundaries that I want to teach them (no putting the paws on tables, no eating ...
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How does my dog know that I arrive home?

I ask here the opposite of this question. My dog is at home. A few minutes before I arrive home by car, he gets excited that I arrive (I know because the parents tell me so). He keeps his excitement ...
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Bumps from mites or something else?

My dog started becoming very itchy and had tiny bumps on her skin so we assumed she had mites like she had in the past , we are working on getting her into the vet but now recently she’s developed ...
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How will dogs on heat react to “Sentry Stop That” spray contaning pig pheromone?

Since our dog was badly attacked a few months ago we have been investigating many many different techniques and products to help stop attacks in progress (on top of preventative measures) and one I ...
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Why does my male chihuahua (5y/o) drinks my female chihuahuas (13y/o) urine? [duplicate]

They arent related and my female dog is fixed. My male dog is not fixed. Its so gross and annoying bc my male dog gets so excited and wants to lick people with pee mouth!
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My dogs lips and gums are changing color

I have a 1 and a half year old Male Rhodesian Ridgeback and in the past 2 months his lip and gum is changing color from black to a whitish-red. I have taken him to his vet but the vet just said it's ...
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How does my dog know we're almost home?

When I'm driving home from some place and my dog is in the car, he always knows when we're close to home (say, a minute from home) as he gets all excited. My question is: how does he know we're almost ...
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A dark spot appeared on my dog's anus and seems to be growing

She is almost 2 years old and is a a mix or red nose pitbull and I believe Golden lab with faun color short hair. She weights about 50lbs and very agile acrobatic and so intelligent. What is this ...
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Dog Being Occasionally Defensive

I have a miniature dachshund who is about three years old and so I know it might be a little bit more in their nature but lately he's been getting a little bit more defensive. I pick him up and carry ...
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Did I Traumatize My Puppy?

I have a 5 month old puppy who's pretty much attached to my hip and feels super comfortable around me. However, I have noticed recently that he seems to get agitated sometimes whenever I try to pick ...
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Can dogs become lovesick?

Our dog (male, a bit less than 2 years old, not neutered) has changed his behavior for a few days now: He whines quite often, a lot more than he did before he eats only half of his bowl of food, and ...
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Do dogs interpret decibels the same as humans?

One of our dogs was very badly attacked a few months ago by another dog (thankfully she survived) and we have recently been looking at methods to deter anything like this happening again. One of the ...
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Found a just born puppy on road [duplicate]

I found a 2 or 3 day old puppy on the street his eyes are not open yet. Please help me I can't handle him for long I have no experience with pets.
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My dog killed a bunny in my yard

I adopted a lab from the local shelter about a week ago, he is about 1 year old. I have a cat at home the dog is playful by his demeanor with his interaction with my cat. I have adopted this dog for a ...
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Is Arrow a dog species?

"Me and My Arrow" is a song written and recorded by American singer-songwriter Harry Nilsson for his 1970 album The Point! The song was composed as the theme for Oblio, the pointless boy, and his dog,...
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Dog obsessed with one of my cats

I've got a border collie (-ish) 8mo and two cats. He's completely fine with one of them (assertive cat, now they've got an understanding about personal space and not getting scratched), but he's ...
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Are all dog whistles created equal?

I have just been browsing Amazon's listings for dog whistles, and found the vast number of choices to be quite surprising. I'm now wondering if "you get what you pay for" would apply in this situation....
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Dog pee on wrong place but only when I'm awake

I have a 3 months old pug and at first he can roam around the house but noticed he needs to be house trained. Now he's allowed only in my room where I can monitor him and let him go out if I'll go ...
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Jogging with my dogs - they are killing me :-)

I'm an out-of-shape jogger. I can jog about 1km, maybe (0.6 miles). Trouble is, when I jog with my dogs, they go berserk and I can last less than 500 meters (or yards). They get excited, pull, chew ...
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What could I feed a dog if my budget is small?

After reading this question: Is cheap human food for street dogs good for their health? I thinking about cheap foods for dogs (for example stray dogs one wants to support), if one does not have the ...
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Is cheap human food for street dogs good for their health?

I live in a place where there are lots of stray dogs. The number is quite high. I try to feed most of them but they are a lot in number. I'm a minor and do not earn much, so I feed them some cheap ...
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Very lazy puppy

Three days ago I got a pup from a shelter home. He is 3 months old. The mum is a mixed breed with some Border Collie in her. He looks like a German Shepherd and also like he's going to be quite a big ...
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How to stop my male dog licking other dog urine? [duplicate]

I understand this is all instinctual. He's a mastiff mix and he isn't cut. The big issue is it makes his hormones go crazy and he ends up bleeding (spotting, really) from his man biz. It also makes ...
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Why is my dog very weak and having difficulty to move?

My dog has been with us for 14 years. He's not a pure breed but probably around 3 feet long. I woke him up yesterday to give him some food. And he could not stand up properly to eat the food. He ...
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How to keep Husky/GSD from slowly increasing the effort he puts into pulling?

I have a ~47 lb Husky/GSD who is probably less than 1 year old, and was given up by an animal hoarder. Initially he was very skittish, and shy, but he has made a lot of progress. My goal is to ...
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Transfer two pets from China to India

I have two pets: one golden retriever, age 3.5 years and one Labrador, age 1.5 years. Now, we are planning to move from China to India. I read the travel documents and vaccine issues. However, the ...
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Is it safe to feed a dog bones imported into the USA?

I live in the USA and I’ve always heard it was bad to give my dog bones/raw hides produced outside of the country due to the fact that they have to put pesticides on them to get through customs. Is ...
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Senior dog constant ear scratching? [duplicate]

I have a senior citizen doggie that keeps scratching her ears. I assume she has an ear infection. I haven’t taken her to a vet because she’s very old and has a hard time moving around. She also doesn’...
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Dog hasn't eaten for four days, is pregnant. What to do?

I discovered my dog is pregnant after I took her to the vet yesterday for not eating for three days. Today it has been four days of no eating. I got her to take a tiny bite of wet food last night, and ...
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How can I stop my dog from killing wild rabbits?

I have a 3 year old Samoyed. He likes to chase squirrels and birds, sometimes rabbits. But rabbits are not as common as squirrels and birds, and he's always on a leash, so I didn’t pay much attention ...