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Questions tagged [dogs]

Domesticated canines commonly kept as pets. Please mention the breed / sex / age in your question if you feel it might assist in getting a more focused answer.

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What foods are suitable for a 40 days old Cocker Spaniel?

I have been feeding my pup baby food for last two days. She is 40 days old. Is it ok to give her milk? What else can i feed her?
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Should I carry my elderly cocker spaniel out of the car?

I own a 13 year old cocker spaniel. I like to drive him around in my 2002 Toyota highlander. I'm worried though, because he has to jump about 2-3 feet down whenever we get out. I think this may damage ...
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Is this American or English Cocker Spaniel? [on hold]

I need help in identifying the exact breed of this pup. https://i.stack.imgur.com/nLveC.jpg
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Can I get rabies from a stray puppy [duplicate]

I adopted a stray puppy about 2months old. The mom was abandoned near our home our neighbor took in the mom. He likes nipping clothes and shoe ties and I'm worried if I get bitten. Can I get rabies ...
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Dog won't eat without an explicit order

We feed our 5 year old mixed breed 3 times a day (Royal Canin, gastrointestinal, 3/4 cup recommended dosage per day for her 10 lbs weight), around our own meal times. She never gets table scraps, ...
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Adult Golden Doodle needs to stay home alone for 10 hours on weekdays, having trouble with accidents

I recently moved an hour away from my job, my 5 year old male Golden Doodle is house trained, he never has accidents when I'm home nor did he while I was at work before I moved, but now that I'm gone ...
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What are the pros and cons of using a target together with a clicker in dog training?

(Note: I phrased this question after reading the help file. It is intended to be "constructive subjective", "[inviting the] sharing [of] experiences over opinions" and soliciting only "opinion [that ...
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Is it normal for a dog to eat it's dead puppies when giving birth?

I was following the progress of a pregnant dog. When she gave birth the owner said two of the pups were born dead and she ate them. I'd never heard of this and a dog breeder told me this was normal. ...
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Scholarly article on the percentage of vets who recommend spaying/neutering

Today I've been told by the vet to consider spaying our almost 3-year-old Jindo dog. We haven't spayed the dog for four reasons: A while back, doing some light research on google (meaning I only read ...
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Scholarly article on health effects of spaying a dog

Today I've been told by the vet to consider spaying our almost 3-year-old Jindo dog. We haven't spayed the dog for four reasons: A while back, doing some light research on google (meaning I only read ...
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Is this dog a pitbull? [closed]

Can anyone understand what is this dog's race? It looks like a pit-bull. If not what kind of dog is this? Is this dangerous when it grows for my cats?
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What arguments are there for lure-and-reward (with or without some use of a clicker) as opposed to “pure” clicker training with dogs?

By "pure clicker training" I mean a programme that keeps strictly to the cue-click-reward structure and does not involve any luring, for example with food. Rather, the trainer "captures" behaviours or ...
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What books explain most comprehensively the lure and reward method of dog training?

Having first read some reviews of several books on canine clicker training, in the hunt for works that experienced trainers would list among the "must read" books on the subject, I have now finished ...
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my dog is changing colour [duplicate]

I have a 3 and a half year old dog named Daisy. She's always had multiple colours on her such as black,brown,grey and blonde but about a month ago an orange colour started to appear. Daisy is mostly ...
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Can a pug be trained for extended hiking

We are thinking of going on a long hike. About 15 km per day for a week. Weather will be mild. We have a five month old healthy pug. At the moment she appears weary after 2 hours walking with us. I ...
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Which home made foods/meals can dog eat? [duplicate]

I don't want to buy packaged dog foods. What meals i can offer for him? E.g spaghetti, bread, milk? I mean not specially prepared food but foods that human eats.
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Dog reactive seeing dogs on walks but fine meeting dogs indoors

I have a rescue dog (Luna) who's a wonderful and affectionate dog inside the house but very reactive to other dogs when we're out on walks If she catches wind of another dog (even at some distance) ...
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how can i stop my dog from begging for human food?

My mom taught my dog to beg and now I can't get him to stop. He begs for everything we eat and it gets so annoying.
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Sump Pump Aggression

My dog is obsessed with my sump pump. This has gotten so bad that she will rush down the stairs every chance she gets and sometimes just sit at the door until someone would open it. Now it’s to the ...
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Training or Protection?

Critical ages for puppies So after reading many sites, it seems that at the 8-16 week period for a puppy, it is ideal to enroll them into training classes and socialize them, however; vaccination for ...
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Microchip Registry questions [duplicate]

My dog got her microchip implanted in Korea. When we moved back to the US, I was told by a vet that I have to do the registering myself online. So I did. I used petlink.net, but it seems like they ...
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Attempts at stopping nipping - puppy

Who she is So I will start off with who my dog is. She is a Golden Doodle of 9 weeks old so still very much a puppy. We have had her for about 3 days so I understand that a lot of training will take ...
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Puppy barks at other dogs [duplicate]

We have a 13 weeks old hybrid puppy. It's a mix between a black Labrador, Golden retriever and Australian Shepard. She is very happy to meet other dogs and gets along with most of them. The problem ...
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Bulldog skin problem

Friends, it is kind of complicated to describe the exact problem as a person that his main language is not English, but I'm trying my best. I have got an 8 years old male bulldog, recently I realized ...
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Dog has eaten plastic 'doggy' bags

Recently my dog has picked up an unusual habit of eating small plastic 'doggy' bags that we keep in a basket by our front door, 2 days ago we found one vomited up on the floor and was a little off his ...
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Leave a dog alone during night/daytime?

Where I live there are some regulations about leaving your pet alone. I don't know the details but I guess it is ok to leave a dog alone for a couple of hours, while fishes probably can be left alone ...
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Training for Canine Parking Lot Anxiety (?)

I am fortunate enough to be able to take my dog on an afternoon outing (nearly everyday) with the goal of wearing her out. We typically stop at one of the local grocers on the way home for any missing ...
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My dog after 7 years is now walking behind me; she now hates her harness

My dog always walked at my side or a little in front of me, both positions allow me to see her clear and predict if she is sensing a dog nearby. She used to be slightly to moderately reactive. But ...
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Should I stop my dog from attempting to defecate more than needed?

When I simply let my dog out to use the bathroom, she will always go normally without issue. The problem I am concerned about happens when we go on longer walks of about 2 mi. (3.2km). She stops ...
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Injured street dog

We have rescued a two month old puppy after it met a car accident. It is not able to stand as it's hind legs are injured. However, we don't see signs of any severe bleeding. The dog has been resting ...
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Can dogs shed back to their original coats?

We have a schnoodle and his coat changed from black to silver by his first birthday just like other pups I’ve read in some previous threads. Now he’s aged to 14 years now and he’s starting to spot jet ...
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Dog with open wound on leg and no vet available

I found this dog in a graveyard, probably waiting to die, with a huge open wound on it's backside 2 days ago. I've been feeding it, helping it regain it's strength but I'm concerned, the wound may get ...
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I got bitten by an almost 1 month puppy [duplicate]

I got bitten, on my nose, by an almost 1 month old puppy. I had a scratch. I bled for sometime and then stopped. I had applied alcohol to the spot. I don't know whether the puppy has rabies or not. ...
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Does this look like a purebred German Shepherd? [closed]

I am planning to purchase a puppy today for my family and I am hoping the puppy is purebred; now the area where I live is based on the good ol boy network and I know some are just out to make a quick ...
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Male dog was forcefully removed from female dog

A male dog mounted my female dog for like 2 minutes and my brother forced the male out of the female, will the male release sperm in her?
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Milk seems to make the dog gentler and calmer — why?

Whenever the dogs hear me steam milk at my coffee machine, they come running because they know I'll give them a fingerful of milk foam from the inside of the empty milk container. This is a treat they ...
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Why did my dog pee on my sister?

Apparently last night my dog pee’d on my sister without her knowing. My dog was sitting on her lap and just peed on her with no warning. My sister didn’t notice until she was getting ready to go to ...
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My dog has been acting strangely around one of my cats' butt

Our family has a dog and four cats. The dog's name is Brutus, he's male, 6 years old and a Boston Terrier/Beagle mix. The cat relevant to this question is named Smudge; he's a male gray tabby cat, ...
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Why the dog of my girl change the behavior when I am with him?

My girlfriend has a dog He is 5 years old We can not understand why when I'm with him he changes the behavior. If I take the little one and put it on top of me with my belly towards the ceiling. He is ...
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I over correct my dog and now he's scared

I and my roommate both have dogs and we recently (6 months) moved into a new place. I thought the dogs were getting adjusted fine, we walk the dogs around the new area to get familiar and now have a ...
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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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What is this on my dogs face?

Any idea what that is on her face? Should I be concerned that it might be something serious? I added another picture. I hope it helps.
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6 yr old dog peeing/pooping upstairs when alone at home

I have a 6 year old greyhound who started to pee/poop upstairs when we are not home, even for a short time when he has been taken out. He goes from 7:30pm to 7:30am without an accident and the door to ...
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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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What could be this on gum of boxer?

Yesterday I notice my 5 years old boxer had something weird on his gum (right hand side of his mouth). At the top of this weird piece of extra gum has many little red dots. My boxer does not complain ...
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How do I stop Screaming while riding in the Car

My dog screams as soon as my husband and I start to drive. She wants to go and is upset when she is left at home. But, when she is in the car, she starts screaming. I bought a Thunder Shirt but this ...
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My dog is squeezing between chair and side table, and also, between bed and wall [closed]

Why does my dog walk/squeeze between bed and wall, and also tries to go between chair and side table? Both areas are small, confined areas.
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Dog keeps hyperventilating

Several years ago a smoke alarm inside my house went off and my dog started to shake and hyperventilate. Since then she does this after various beeping type noises, such as a computer booting. In the ...
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Diabetic and anxiety

My dog has been diagnosed with diabetes. Today he will not let me pet him he just starts yelping. When my husband came near him he climbed on my lap but when I touched him he started yelping. I know ...
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Dog scared after near miss with traffic - how to get him used to going out for walks again?

One evening while walking my dog he jumped at a moving truck and was nearly hit. The truck run over his leash but luckily missed him. Now he is scared of going out for walks (previously he was very ...