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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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Going on a Vacation with a dog, beach and sea

We have a 2 year old German Spitz. We didn't take her on any long trips or beaches. This year we're going to the beach/sea and we want to take her with us. The temperatures will be around 28-32 ...
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Recently adopted dog fur pattern changing? Is this normal?

My girlfriend and I recently adopted this 3 year old little dog, about a month ago. She had bald spots on her chest and tummy which has started to grow back, but her fur colouring seems to be changing ...
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Dog vs children

I have a 5yr old pitbull that I rescued from being chain up in the backyard of an abandoned house. I have had him for almost a year now and he has become a huge part of our family and has fully ...
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Chorkie - Posy Op - Red Blister

my pet had a spat on 13th of May. After a visit post op her scar was healing nicely and things were fine. Recently she has come up with a blood type blister on the scar which she has been licking and ...
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Dog with Congestive Heart Failure - Rapid Heart Beat

My dog was diagnosed with congestive heart failure roughly 8 months ago. Though her breathing has been the thing we have noticed and discussed primarily with the vets, that seems to be under control ...
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Can you leave a pug/pug puppy alone for 7 hours

I would like to buy a pug puppy in September but I work for seven hours across the street. I can check on my pug every 5 hours and would provide with water, pee pads, crate and toys. But I don’t know ...
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Is Rehmannia safe for dogs? Is it effective for arthritis?

Our 8 year old dog - a suspected doberman/labrador mix - has recently been diagnosed with arthritis in his back and rear legs. Our veterinarian has prescribed Rimadyl, which has seemed to help his ...
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How can I get my dog to stop burying her food?

My dog is a little under a year old and she usually just buries left over bits of meat we bring back from restaraunts (we don’t do it often but it used to be the only time she’d bury her food). She ...
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Pomeranian hair not growing back after shaving

My pom, did not grew hair back after shaving for surgery. Now it has been one year after the surgery, and he got only like 30 percent of his hair back, and unevenly. Now I know that the poms should ...
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Dog is rubbing his chin on the carpet and whining

My 15.5 y/o male unfixed schnauzer keeps rubbing his chin on the carpet and whines while doing it. He is taking 1 mg thyroid tabs. He has also been tilting his head. He's not eating all his food at ...
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My female dog(shih tzu), doesn't want to mate with my other male dog(shih tzu)

I think my female shih tzu is the Alpha of the pack in our house. She's already 2 years old. And already had her 2nd heat this year. She's getting angry when my male dogs is humping her. Is there ...
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My dog hates the bell ring [duplicate]

I have a Maltese Bichon that every time the house bell rings, he starts barking as if it were going to kill him. We have tried to ignore it, to try to silence it, but once we look away from it to open ...
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What was my dog trying to communicate with this part-howl while meeting new people on a walk?

I'm guessing that's a tricky question to answer, so I'm going to provide lots of details. Thanks for your patience! tl/dr: I was out for a walk with all of my kids. My dog does well with kids (...
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How do I stop aggressive behavior?

I have a small 14 year old dog (chihuahua/miniature poodle mix). She has grown aggressive over the years and is to the point that she'll randomly attack my other dogs and people if they move near me. ...
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What means “ad libitum” related to an animals diet?

I feed my two rabbits according to the diet model "ad libidum". For me it is common, but I assume for some people this is new. I hope to collect under this question: What means "ad libitum" and what ...
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Dog chewing the fur of its companion and vomit it later

My 1 yr old maltese shitsu Harley keeps chewing his fathers , Tubby, fur. He has chewedvoff all his ear fur and all his chest fur. Hoe can i stop this as Harley keeps vomiting large fur balls. I dont ...
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My Dog and my Cats have fleas, and Im getting Bites, Is there an infestation?

Both my Border Collie Dog and my 2 Cats, are getting fleas, we noticed from the immense Itching. I also started getting MANY bug bites (I counted around 20 or more) like Mosquito Bites, but not like ...
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Is there a way to teach a dog a general lesson in Direction?

I have somewhat taught my border collie to do a lot of things, from Bang, Sit, Lay Down, Hug, Shake, Shake Fur, and even hold his tail in his mouth as he runs around in circles (very funny) (kinda ...
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Which types of fruit can I give to my dog?

When I am eating in the garden my dog always comes near me. As one of the things that I eat frequently is fruit, I was wondering about which types of fruit are safe to feed him/add to his diet and ...
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Puppy - How long to ignore whining

I adopted two sibling puppies in the weekend and I'm having tons of trouble with one of them. Due to a bad first night experience, she realized that whining works and has been constantly whining ever ...
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Why does my female rotty stare down my female cat?

We recently picked up a medium to large 5-year-old Rottweiler, and she is very well behaved. Rarely barks, loves to cuddle, quiet, timid, knows release, heel, and sit. When handing her treats she ...
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Behavior of Cushings chihauhua who was taking Vetoryl and stopped medication briefly

Background: I have a predominant Chihuahua/mutt who is about 16 years old and was diagnosed with Cushing's Disease about 3 years ago. She has been taking Vetoryl during this time with little to no ...
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First time owner dealing with parasites in stool

I am a first time owner of a puppy. I have recently taken him to the vet and today the vet called telling me he has a parasite in his poo. The vet told me that he is going to give him a powder. I was ...
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Is it safe to put a bow on a puppy?

My puppy is a 13 week Goldendoodle and my wife wants to put a clip on bow clipped to her fur. Is this safe and ok for the puppy? The clips don't weigh much at all so they won't be weighing her down at ...
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My dog, Jack Russell, is jealous of others showing me affection

We have a ~10 month old, 5 and a bit kilograms, Jack Russell bitch, "Smudge". Smudge is hardly perfect, but one piece of behavior is a bit worrying. She had tended to yap and feint-lunge at me/us if ...
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What is the best way to keep lawn alive with two big dogs?

I'm about to move into a brand new house with a brand new lawn and I have some concerns... First of all, I want to be able to leave my dogs outside when I go to work, but they will dig. (And I know ...
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Correct identification of “adult dog weight” when using dry food

I have a little zwergpinscher and we are using dry food. There is a table to identify proper amount of food for day. It depends on weight of adult dog, but it's not obvious how to detect it. I thought ...
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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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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 [closed]

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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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 ...