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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My dog claws at me when he wags his tail. Why does he do this?

My dog wags his tail and then paws me with his front paws and I am at a loss as to explain what he wants. This rarely occurs while I eat, and usually occurs when I am doing normal things, like being ...
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Two male dogs: one neutered, one intact; they were fine until one was neutered, now he goes after intact male; will neutering other male help?

I have 3 dogs: a female Ellie (7 yrs), male Blake (2 yrs), and male Bosco (9 months). Blake was neutered a few months ago and since then has gone after Bosco completely unprovoked. Blake is half the ...
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Is it normal for a breeder to refuse to send AKC registration number until after the purchase?

I'm looking at pups from puppyspot. I've asked them if I can have the pup and parent's AKC ID so I can verify their registration. They responded that they cannot hand those out to the general public ...
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Why does my dog lick her lips while being petted?

My dog (well, my landlord's technically) seems to love being petted, running to my bed when I first let her in my apartment where I usually pet her, and reaching her head towards me begging me to ...
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Why is my dog scared of me all of a sudden?

I have a mix of hound and retriever and she is the love of my life; we got her when she was about 1 year, maybe a few months old, and raised her up. However, she will all of a sudden just be scared ...
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How can I walk a springer spaniel who’s never been walked before? [closed]

I have been trying to walk my boyfriend's English springer spaniel and she’s unbearable to walk. She has never been walked before and they have had her for about five years. When we try to walk her, ...
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My bfs mum is neglecting her pets. I need advice [closed]

My boyfriends mum doesn’t look after her pets and I need help My boyfriends mum isn’t looking after her pets So I thought I’d come here to ask people’s option. I have been with my boyfriend for almost ...
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Can dogs get bored of a walk?

I take my four-month-old puppy on about three walks per day. The walks are almost always a 15-20 minute loop starting at my house. It goes through several neighborhoods, a park, and on a waterfront ...
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Should I be concerned if my dog swallowed a battery?

My dog may have swallowed the battery off his invisible fence collar. How concerned should I be? The battery is the flat, round type that is roughly the size of a quarter (button cell). Update: the ...
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What is the minimum safe room temperature for puppies?

My puppy is four months old. What is the minimum room temperature that he is comfortable? I plan to set the room temperature to 68 °F (20 °C) at nights. Is this OK? ========================= I have a ...
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Aggression or rough play between my two dogs? [duplicate]

My two dogs won't stop biting each other. This concerns me because of their sizes, I'm afraid that my big dog gets out of control and ends up hurting my little one. What can I do to stop them from ...
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How hard is it to train a dog to use a human toilet?

I'm growing exhausted. My Beka is a year old and she knows to go outside. She knows it so well, for the first few days her only accidents were right by the back door where she was clearly waiting for ...
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Should I take my dog's favorite tug-of-war toy away from her to prevent her from potentially eating pieces of it?

So I've been leaving my dog's toys scattered about; she'll come ask me for fetch or tug by bringing me a toy. I've been recently reading, however, that I shouldn't leave tug ropes out, because she'll ...
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Genetic diseases/conditions in Golden Retrievers

I'm not talking about conditions that the Golden Retriever is prone to develop in the future like cancer, but things like hip dysplasia that if the dog is guaranteed to inherit, may make it live in ...
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My dog ​doesn't want to eat in the morning

She is very underweight, so the vet told me that she had to eat dog food all day. However, she only eats in the afternoon, regardless of whether it is human food. Never, but never, eats in the morning....
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Is it a good idea to get anti rabies vaccines or booster shots regularly for myself as well as my pets?

I am new to taking care of or adopting puppies. I just adopted a 4 months old puppy, and am planning to get her vaccinated later next week. But in the future, with plans to adopt more puppies, is it a ...
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Should I worry that someone will steal my puppy while he is in my backyard unsupervised?

I live in a pretty to a very safe area in the USA. My backyard is large, grassy, and safe (no manmade objects, choking hazards, poisonous plants, etc.) so I let my puppy be in the fully fenced in the ...
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Is it okay to keep a dog chained in a room at night with proper food and water?

I recently got two stray puppies. One puppy died because a stray dog had bitten him. We tried our best to save him, but unfortunately, he died. They used to sleep together in a separate room. Now ...
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Could a dog (hypothetically) respond to two names?

Often, when playing with my puppy, I interchangeably use his name with labels, such as "good boy" and other various lovable labels - I just can't resist my dog's adorableness. ;) I call my ...
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Does anybody know what this lump on my bulldog could be?

So my bulldog has a lump that seems to look like a wart, as it is dry on the top. It is growing, but it's causing him no discomfort. However, he has suffered with his skin a little.
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How to teach my dog an once-taught, but now forgotten trick?

My dog ​​knew how to give the leg and sit when the order was given, but I had gone to live elsewhere and she was left without anyone to play with her for some years because I was the only one who did ...
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Why the discrepancy in price and supply between Golden Retrievers and Labrador Retrievers?

The reason I ask this question is that Golden Retriever's are booked until 2022 and they're much more expensive (3000$+) than Labrador Retrievers, which are comparatively MUCH cheaper (1500$ - ...
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Why is my dog separating one pup and moving him?

My Shih Tzu is almost 2 years old and had her 1st litter 4 days ago. She keeps moving one pup, yet still nurses him. No physical problem or cleft mouth. I’m scared she’ll eat him, I’ve heard horrible ...
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How worried should I be about this cough?

My dog began showing symptoms by throwing up; after that, she's made horrible hacking noises every so often like she wants to throw up but can't. I think this is a "cough"? It doesn't sound ...
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Are dog nipples erogenous zones?

Posting as a guest just in case this is weird but, I like to fiddle with things and my dog likes belly rubs. I sometimes absently find myself fiddling with one of her (very prominent) nipples. Is this ...
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How do I potty train a puppy who just cries when I take him outside?

We brought home our 9 week old miniature dachshund yesterday. Having read lots of puppy training information, we decided to crate train. He has taken to the crate very well and sleeps in there happily....
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Golden Retriever puppy with one retained testicle

We are planning to buy a Golden Retriever puppy from one breeder and we liked one male puppy which we are keen to make him our family member. He is now 7 weeks old. Breeder recently took all of his ...
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One month old puppy pacing in circles and crying

I picked up a stray puppy from the side of the road 3 days back. She is an Indian breed. She was crawling on her belly into shade when I found her. I picked her (brown) up along with 2 other (black) ...
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My dog is not eating her food

My dog only likes human food, but I can't give her it, because she vomits. If she doesn't get human food, she won't eat, and is sick, because she weighs 10,5 kg and she should weigh from 16 to 22 kg. ...
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Fixing my dog's relationship with me after I hit her [duplicate]

I have a 12-year-old giant French poodle. She is almost blind but still sees well. She does not like to eat dog food, only human food, and it cannot be given to him because she vomits. She was being ...
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Is whisker layout in a dog a constant?

Is the layout of whiskers in a dog constant over time, or do whiskers fall out and regrow in different spots? This is a lost dog situation, and there is a foundling that looks very similar but whisker ...
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My dog won't behave even when he knows he's wrong

This dog has been trained and everything. But huh, he knows, he really knows what's legal and illegal in my house, he ate some socks, he bites furniture, he obeys when I convince him with a treat, but ...
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My dog spots got darker, is that normal? [duplicate]

We recently rescue a terrier mix, he was 1yr old when we first got him and he's now 1.5yr old. Since we got him, he always had those spots on his belly, inner paws and groin area. They look like ...
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Is my dog's neuter incision infected? [duplicate]

My boy Odin came home from his surgery yesterday and I want to confirm this is a normal amount of redness. The incision has a small sort of "knot" at the front of the sack. It looks a little ...
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German Shepherd - Australian Dingo mix puppy

Are German Shepherd - Australian Dingo puppies good around very young children? I know they are sometimes used as guard dogs but is it possible to train them to be more socializable and friendly?
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Maxidex Eye Drops use in dogs - safe or just ineffective if stored below recommended temperatures?

Our dog had a red/bloodshot eye and we were prescribed Maxidex (dexamethasone) eye drops for our dog. The first two times we used them they were stored at room temperature (bottle just store below 25°...
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My dog will not stop going potty in the house and will not rest at night

For background, I have a 2 year old Siberian Husky and she is the love of my life, we hike a lot and have another dog she plays with throughout the day PLUS daily walks and play time in our backyard. ...
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How to deal with the parvovirus infected dead body?

Our little puppy died because of this dreaded parvovirus. She was on a drip with other necessary meds. She lived 4 days fighting the disease, but today she died very painfully. We have 4 more adult ...
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How to stop my 7 month old Belgian Malinois from biting, grabbing and pulling the garden hose?

My 7 month old Belgian Malinois pup has an obsession with the garden hose. He bites, chews tugs and drags the hose around. He's like in a trance and doesn't listen. He will run from one end of the ...
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Is it possible to train a dog to not have separation anxiety right from when it's 8 weeks old?

Breeds being considered: Mini Aussie, Golden Retriever Apartment type: Studio (Meaning, there is a kitchen and 1 room and 1 bathroom) The ONLY thing that I'm concerned about having my own dog is that ...
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How to train a German Shepherd so that it is not agressive?

I just wanted to know how to make a German Shepherd less aggressive, so it doesn't bite and snap. These dogs are around 1 to 1.5 yrs old. And they're owned by most of my friends. Most of these GSDs ...
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Ochrobactrum intermedium infection in a dog

My vet found a bacteria in my dog's wound: Ochrobactrum intermedium He does not know this bacteria and therefore does not know what antibiotic to give. Unfortunately, the condition of my dog is ...
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10 month old GSD going crazy in crate - how to stop this?

My "bad" dog is crate trained for bed. At night he's great, but not when he goes in there for naps--he doesn't nap, he just goes crazy. He's mostly focused on my "good" dog (who ...
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Why does my dog act normal when he is alone with me, but acts afraid when my wife is around?

He is a rescue dog that belongs to my wife, so I know he was abused and I know I am the the rule maker and my wife didn’t really have rules for him before, but he only acts scared of me when she is ...
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Why is my dog losing all his hair?

Our Boston is losing hair, bottom half of him is hair-less, now his back is starting to bald. We have been to our vet, skin tests, blood tests, no answers. Our Veterinarian suggested Possible Allergy....
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Calming aggressive puppy

Me and my girlfriend got our puppy (German Pinscher) 4 weeks ago. Everything went on fine so far, he is quite an energetic comrade, but we try to give him as much rest as possible. Sometimes, it is ...
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Why does my dog become so anxious to come to my lap?

So here's what happens, I have a small dog, that loves to sleep on my lap while I'm working. She'll often even ask me to pull her onto my lap. The thing is while she's down on the floor, I'll extend ...
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Why doesn’t my dog come out with me?

I’m in an interesting and weird situation. I have a boxer. She doesn’t want to come out the house with me; for instance, I can’t take her outside to pee or poop; I can’t take her out at all. But when ...
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Canine Physiology | Pomsky Vocalization - How Advanced For Speech?

There's been demonstration with some birds, such as with parrots like African Greys - e.g with Alex, with the work of comparative psychologist Dr. Irene Pepperberg, who also studied its intelligence ...
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Should I change veterinarians?

English Mastiff developed round infected lump and swelling in web between first toes that made walking difficult, one year ago. Vet said it was cheek grass and did surgery. Found nothing. Sore between ...

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