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Dog acts afraid of me when we’re around other people?

I have an adopted 3 year old husky/lab mix. He was very well trained when I adopted him, apparently he’d been a stray, but had two previous adopters who gave him up. The reason being was they had ...
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How to handle potty/pee training in apartment setting on 16th floor

I live in a apartment on 16th floor, I just got a labrador puppy, I am not sure how to potty/pee train him, right now he poops in the balcony and pees on pad, I hope to transition pad to bathroom, and ...
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How To Help A Spoiled Dog? [duplicate]

A great friend just moved in with me and brought with her dog (we agreed before she moved in that this will be fine). Her dog is a pomeranian, knows how to do some basic commands, and is generally a ...
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Toy Poodle Pees Everywhere

I have a Toy poodle who just turned 2 on October 5th. I will admit that, as pet owners, we have been relatively just spoiling him and not giving him anything for a while. In the past couple of months, ...
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Dog won't walk unless the whole house walks with him

My dog is almost five and a rescue. I work from home so he spends all day with me; he's always been funny about going on walks without me if I am in the house. If I'm sick and want to stay in bed, he'...
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How do I teach my dogs to obey when we aren't in a formal training session?

My two dogs seem to do fairly well in training thus far. However, outside of their training sessions, they are unwilling to perform commands that they seem to have mastered perfectly well. Now that I ...
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Where to Get a Golden Retriever Puppy?

So because of quarantine, I've been considering on investing a 12 week old Golden Retriever puppy. After doing my research, I've learned that many puppy mills and puppy stores abuse, neglect, and ...
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Is my neutered dog infected?

It has been a week since my German Shepherd was neutered. He has been wearing his collar cone, but it came off a few times. Today I noticed redness and when I tried to touch his testicles he moved, so ...
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What causes my dog to regularly “meet” me coming up the stairs, walk past me going down and then circle back and follow me up

What causes my dog to regularly "meet" me coming up the stairs, walk past me going down and then circle back and follow me back up. And the same thing when I go downstairs. If she is already ...
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What temperature would be best for my Labrador dog?

I have a female Labrador dog, about 2-3 years old and weighing 25 kg (55 lbs), with a light coat. Her dog house is outside, but she's inside the whole day. Where I live, in the daytime it is 20-23 ...
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How do I introduce my new kittens to my roommate's dog? [duplicate]

I decided to adopt two Maine Coon - Siamese cat mixes since they were bonded and I did not want to separate them. My roommate has had a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel for the past two years and he has ...
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What should I research about before getting a puppy? [duplicate]

I'm thinking about investing into a puppy, only I do not know much about them and I don't know where to start in my research. Which are the crucial topics I need to research on? What books and ...
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I need help with training “Drop it” command

I have Labrador and he is such a foodie. I want to teach him "drop it", but everytime he smells or senses treat nearby, he just never holds, catches or fetches anything except to eat the ...
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Dog red area around pyometra suture

My Dog had a pyometra surgery in middle of September and she has been on the road to recovery - her activity levels are normal now (touchwood) and she is eating food normally. But over the last week ...
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How do I identify a good site/app for pet adoption?

How do I identify a good site/app for pet adoption? Are there any examples for good sites/apps? Either for finding a pet to adopt, or for putting up a pet for adoption.
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Why our dog seems to protect me but not my significant other?

My wife and I got a dog about two months ago. It was 8 months old when we got him and now he is 10 months old. We have noticed a funny behavior of his, which is that it seems that he defends me ...
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Which pets should populate the house first?

Two sides of my family will soon converge in one home. One side has 3 cats, and the other has 2 dogs. All adults. The groups will have to learn to coexist to some extent. Since the house will be no ...
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Attachment Issues in Adopted Dog

I'm a dog trainer, and I have been working with a family that adopted a 2-year-old dog from a shelter not too long ago. The dog is very well-behaved and is responding well to training, but the family ...
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How to soothe dog when startled by noise?

When walking the dog around 22:30 before going to bed, there are some kids playing with fireworks around October, November, December and January. This can be kilometers away, but you still can hear a ...
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Family loyal dog for long-term travel

I'm in the process of downsizing my life. Putting the kid through college and moving into travel trailer living. As a single woman I'd like a dog that is loyal and admittedly a little intimidating for ...
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Husky howling repeatedly - what can be done for it?

I am wondering what can be done for a husky who howls whenever the owner is leaving and then absent from his or her home.
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Should I get a second opinion, my high energy dog with at rest coughing fits was diagnosed with potential heart murmur

My collie poodle can be very active and loves to chase other dogs for fun. Recently I noticed that once a day or every three days my dog at rest (just walking in the house) would have a standing ...
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Dog Atopic Dermatitis

I have a Scottish Terrier with major skin issues and food intolerance. Only eating Royal Canin Hypoallergenic food. This has reduced itchiness, but the skin is still red and flaky. The Royal Canin ...
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Dogs and cane toads

Our dog is five months old, and we often take him for walks at night. We live in Australia, so often at night, especially after rain, there are lots of cane toads out. I know that cane toads give off ...
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My dog ate small beef pieces that were cooked with onions. Is he poisoned?

My dog ate small pieces of beef that had been cooked with onions (seasoned) when I looked away from my kitchen table. He's a small poodle (~ 5 kg), body length is around 50 cm, give or take. I'm ...
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I need to make chicken breasts that my little dog will eat. She has some conditions that require this [closed]

How can I make chicken breast tastier, but not spicy or salty? And what is the best way cook said breasts?
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What can I put around the doorknob to keep the dog from scratching the door?

We moved into a new apartment with a wood stained door. The dog misses us when we leave and sometimes jumps up and scratches around the doorknob, trying to get it to open. It has scratched the door ...
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Does my dog need boots for winter?

Winter will be early in my country this year. I have Labrador that is going to be one year old by then. And during extreme cold, temperature may fall below 10 degrees Celsius, but no snowing. I have ...
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How to stop dog chasing any ball she sees

My little Jack Russell X French bulldog has an obsession with footballs, tennis balls, rubber balls, ANY balls. To the extent where she will go over and steal it from the owners. She's very excitable ...
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Can I use a human grade bug repellent for my dog?

I have a Xoloitzcuintle (Mexican hairless) and this time of the year in my part of the world, bugs really start to attack him. As far as I know there are no commercial bug repellents for dogs, hence ...
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Can I feed very soft cooked bones to cats and dogs?

I sometimes cook chicken broth in my Instant Pot (electric pressure cooker), using chicken carcasses from free range birds. Yesterday I was picking the cooked meat (aka pet treats or diet food) from ...
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Dog has a blister on incision

My dog had a pyometra surgery almost three weeks ago. She is ten years old. Today we noticed a small blister on her incision. I have attached the photo. Is it just a blister or something else? I ...
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3 month old Mini Dauchsund Suddenly Doesn't Want to Play Fetch

Until the last 48 hours, fetch was my puppy's favorite game. He would play it with any toy, but especially his favorite which is a rubber squeaky pacifier (he actually has 2 of these now, since one ...
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Could my dog get infected with SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus and suffer from COVID-19?

I have heard, that dogs too could get the actual coronavirus. Is this real?
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How do I stop my dog from barking early in the morning?

My dog is 4 years old. She sleeps downstairs and always has. All of a sudden she's started to bark at early hours in the morning. I have taken her out to do her business, but not long after she barks ...
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What can I do now that my cat is terrified of me after I broke up a fight involving her and two other pets?

I really need some help and advice. I have two cats and a dog. This morning, my dog was with me in the kitchen and one of my cats ran up to him and started attacking him. It just turned into an all ...
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Puppy goes in tantrum when leaving for a walk

We have a 12 weeks old Cavalier King Charles. Leash training is going so so, but it's going. The issue is that my puppy's trigger is leaving / approaching the house. When we are leaving for a walk he ...
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Older dog being aggressive towards puppy

I have an 8 year old Yorkshire terrier mix that was not socialized too much during her life, as she never wanted to go on a lot of walks and generally didn't like being outside or around people she ...
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Why is my dog playful and lively outside, but docile and inactive inside?

The difference between my dog's indoor and outdoor behavior is day and night. Inside, she refuses to play with any toys (while I'm awake), only eats during the day if I put something on top of her ...
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Is it normal for a long haired doxie to like yogurt? [duplicate]

My 9 month old puppy loves yogurt and I don't know if that's normal or not. Is it normal for a long haired doxie (Dachshund) to like yogurt?
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Do dogs and other intelligent animals (cows, etc.) blink to communicate?

Cats are known to blink as a form of smiling. I believe I have also noticed that the dogs and cows here often look and blink at me when they are upto something. E.g.1: when one of the dogs is play ...
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Appropriate dog crate size UK

I have a friend who has a 6-7 month old working Golden Retriever pup. He’s still quite a small dog as he is young. She has been informed that she has had a complaint from a neighbour to the police and ...
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My dog has 2 personalities

I have a 1 year old, 80 pounds (36 kg) male bernedoodle. At home he is a sweetheart, cuddly, and playful but outside he acts crazy. He jumps on people sometimes and he has also bit my hands several ...
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German Shepherd with horrible smelling oral tumor

Our German Shepherd has had this growing tumor for a year and half. It has grown so big and has destroyed her teeth and the inside of her mouth. The tumor smells SO BAD we don’t know what to do. ...
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Where is the best place to search for recommendations on reputable dog breeders?

We are not interested in adopting. Places we have tried: Petfinder (little success), Yelp (little success), Nextdoor (little success). Respectful, helpful, reputable breeder-focused recommendations ...
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How should you groom a dog with a double coat and severe matting?

In this question, the answers state that there are two types of dog breeds: dogs with a single coat that consists of a coat with a single type of hair, and dogs with a double coat, with an inner coat ...
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Why do groomers tell you not to shear a long-haired dog in warm weather?

Specifically, I have a Great Pyrenees. I've had groomers tell me that a dog's fur keeps them cool in hot weather as well as keeping them warm in cold. This argument holds as long as the environment is ...
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Will behavioral issues occur in dogs that don't leave their mothers?

Information regarding separating puppies from their mothers, generally, only talks about at what age is it appropriate to remove a youngling from its dam. There isn't much information about whether ...
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Girlfriend's chihuahua very aggressive with me at night while being already awake

My girlfriend's chihuahua is generally very protective with his uneaten food, or when he has a bone to play with; which is fine as long as he doesn't bite for it (and he doesn't, he just growls). He ...
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Can dogs exhibit politeness?

Can dogs exhibit politeness? I come from a science background and in general am very skeptical of anthropomorphic claims that people make about their pets. I also have considerable experience with ...

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