Questions tagged [dominance]

For tagging questions related to behavior where dominance and pack hierarchy (e.g. "alpha dog") are assumed to be factors between 2 or more animals, including humans.

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My 2 cats never faught each other. When we moved, fighting was common. How could I resolve this?

Could I condition them? I'm gone for 10 hours a day. There are toys laying around. I play with them once I'm home & through the rest of the day. Could I effecively condition them to not fight, in ...
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Post bath - ferret full blown attacking other ferret!

I have 2 jills that have lived together, for the most part, peacefully for the past 4 years. I have recently bathed them and used a new ferret shampoo that is lightly scented. After bathing, I did the ...
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Does a change in pecking order imply illness?

I have had four guinea pigs for a little over a year now. When I got them, they soon established a clear order amongst themselves. When I feed them they have always gone to the food and/or my hand ...