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Questions tagged [training]

Training includes correcting problematic behavior and teaching a pet new behavior or habits.

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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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My cat mixes up the floors in my building. How can I help him?

My cat comes from two home cats with English shorthair father and Russian blue mother. I live in an apartment and he enjoys walking through the corridor and sniffing everything. The problem I have 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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How do I stop my cat from peeing in her crate?

I have a 3 year old female cat whom I have to put in a crate (a large dog crate) at night or when I leave the house, because otherwise she'll tear up cords and get on the counters inside the house. ...
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How to make a cat remember where did he placed his toys?

My cat is 4 months old now. He always takes his toy off the bed, and once he doesn't want to play, he left his toy somewhere and just forget it. And when he wants to play with his toys, which I ...
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It's not the cats fault it's mine [duplicate]

So I got a cat about 2 months ago. They were not specific of the age as they found her outside fairly young. I don't think they had her long, I'd imagine she's like 5 months old now. She's great with ...
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Introducing harness/leash training to cats in a new space

My two indoor kitties have stayed with me in a second floor, 540 sq ft apartment for two years, and enjoyed watching birds outside safely from the balcony. Perhaps letting them get used to a bit of ...
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Alternatives to walking a dog

Dogs need to be entertained and physically and mentally stimulated to feel happy. Many behavioral problems are either caused by boredom or could be treated by engaging the dog in different games and ...
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Kitty goes from cuddly to murderous without warning

I have a Maine Coon which was a rescue. She was wild for about five months before the shelter picked her up. I got her at about 5 1/2 months, just over 3 years ago. I figured she'd remain near-...
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How do I teach my dog to “play nice” with smaller dogs?

I have a sight hound, small (22#) female, spayed, not quite 2 1/2 years. We go to the local dog park regularly so that she can run and play. I usually take her to the small dog side, but have taken ...
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training a dog to herd

I am interested to learn how to train a dog (of course of specific breeds) to herd (ducks, other animals). Is there a guide, book, or research results available? I already made a cursory search in ...
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Belgian Malinois training

I just got a Belgian Malinois female dog (she is 4 months now) and I've been wondering some things. I also have an 12 years old female German Shepherd, they get along, even though sometimes the ...
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Bunny pees on bed

I live in a small two rooms apartment (living room + bedroom) with my girlfriend. We adopted a two-years-old rabbit in September and, after the first two weeks, he is a very easy-going rabbit: he ...
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I don't want to be petted. How can I get someone else's dog to ignore me?

Every week, about our entire family meets at grandma's house for coffee and chatter. My aunt has the habit of bringing her dog to those meetings too. He's not too well behaved, begs for food and ...
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Any tips for dogs jumping fence/wall?

I have two 1 yr old Labradors that keep jumping to my neighbors backyard. I installed a fence on top of the wall and now they're jumping to the next door backyard. I can't find any training exercises ...
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Keep the dog off the counter

So I have a big ol' St Bernard well actually I have 2, but the newest one is having a big problem he won't stop taking things off of counters and tables. For the first one I just used negative ...
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what do i need to consider when giving someone a pet as a gift [duplicate]

we give the pet as a gift to someone and owners don’t know how to look after them or didn't really want them in the first place. Don’t add to the death toll by giving the wrong gift to the wrong ...
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My German shepherd puppy is out of control

My German shepherd puppy is fine in the house and is a friendly happy dog but when I take him out he becomes a nightmare. He barks and lunges at other dogs and chases cars constantly. How can I stop ...
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Entertaining a house-bound high energy dog

I have a one year old border collie who has kennel cough. He is vaccinated, I'm not sure how he got it, but here we are. He is confined to the house/yard, and he is losing his mind. He normally goes ...
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My dog is really afraid of whistles

Over the past few months I noticed that my dog has developed an incredible fear around football (soccer) fields or when he is in a room with a TV playing football. At first I thought the shouting and ...
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My dog builds a bed out of my pillows and other things off my bed when I'm out

When I go out without my dog, she takes my pillows and other things off my bed and places them around her dog bed in the living room. She has even removed doonas off the bed. She will take my dressing ...
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Will my dog learn to avoid trees with thorns?

I have about 2 acres of woodland set in a larger (15 acres) wood. I regularly take my dog with me when I visit the wood. She is a 4 year old Vizsla / Staffie cross approx. 19 kg. The woods are a ...
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Calm Dog became agressive towards a younger pup

My roommate has a dog (say, Rex) that I sometimes take out to the dog park. I am not the owner of the dog but he does seem to listen to me in our interactions. Also, he is quite obedient and friendly-...
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Knocking everything over [duplicate]

We have a male cat who is about 1.7 years old. Neutered 5 months ago. Just recently, he has started climbing on cabinets and knocking everything off that he can. He has now reverted to knocking ...
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Retraining elderly cat to use litter box

I have an elderly cat who has a history of digestion issues. A couple months ago he started having severe constipation, which he alerted me to by pooping on the floor in front of the litter box ...
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How i can stop my parrot bad habbit to not cut my shoes or sandal stone?

How i can stop my parrot bad habbit to not cut my shoes or sandal stones?
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How do I get my cat to leave my room alone?

I have an adult cat named Rizzo. Not entirely sure of age/breed. He's very affectionate, an absolute sweetheart, very loud, and despite being an indoor cat he's very interested in the outdoors. He's ...
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Do Crimson Rosella male parrots learn quicker than their female counterpart?

In a parrot community, do Crimson Rosella male parrots learn quicker than their female counterpart?
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How can I punish my forgetful cat? [duplicate]

My cat, who I can best describe as an unpleasant character, has perfected the art of knocking plates/glasses off tables and shelves, eating my food when I'm not looking, running around at insane ...
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How do I stop my blind kitten from biting/clawing living things?

I’ve trained many cats and kittens, but I recently adopted a new challenge, that’s proved to be, well, a bit of a challenge. I’ve adopted two kittens, brothers, and one is a special needs cat: he is ...
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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, ...
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Boyfriend's dog peed on me

So my boyfriend has an almost ten-year-old pom/Yorkie dog. Before moving in with him he did tell me that she didn’t really like females but she seemed to like me. Well, when he lived with another ...
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Can goldfish jump out of water?

Previously I asked "Can goldfish be Trained?" and the answer was yes. But my plan is to train my fishies to jump out of the water get food. I did a Google image search and it looks like goldfish can ...
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Puppy great in public but bad in puppy class

My 6 month shepherd mix Rooney has been in puppy class since he was 5 months. He started out being the star of the class. These last few weeks he seems to be showing aggressive behaviour toward the ...
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Can goldfish be trained?

I've recently got a family of goldfish and I want to encourage them to be interactive. Can they be trained? Background: I have 3 comet goldfish. During the transition to their tank, I must have ...
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How can I improve my relationship with my Husky, and it's living situations

I just got a Husky puppy just over week ago, she is now nine weeks old (her name is Nova). She has several bad puppy habits I am attempting to train, and her living situation could be improved but I ...
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Bulldog hates other small dogs

I have a 3 year old English bulldog who is generally very happy and playful with people and big dogs, but she always tries to pick a fight with smaller dogs. We also have a Labrador at home, so I'm ...
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Dog goes crayze on leash when sees other dogs

So I have a Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriver that goes everyday of the week to a dog-kindergarden. So the whole day stays with other dogs, plays, sleeps and whatever dogs do there. However, when we ...
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How can I make my dog guest show that she needs the toilet rather than that she wants to go home?

My parents have a female border collie of 5 or 6 years old. I have lived with my parents (and the border collie) up until recently. I have my own place now. She’s visiting while my parents are on ...
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How do hunters control their beagles, terriers etc while working?

The usual advice is "Don't hike off leash with a Beagle, she'll find a squirrel trail and you'll never see her again". However that's exactly what hunters do. They hunt with their dogs off leash, and ...
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Cat meows for wet food in morning despite dry food being available

My kitty has been waking me up early every morning begging for wet food. He has dry food available but obviously prefers the wet. I've tried ignoring him, but he will meow for over an hour straight ...
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My Dog stares into my neighbours yard

My dog tends to stare over our backyard wall an look at my neighbours the whole day. Its just weird because he will randomly be looking into their yard even when we call him. Its not like my ...
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Dog destroying wallpaper at one exact place only

So I've got a situation. We wallpapered our corridor and our 8 month Labrador Retriever decided to scratch off one part of that wallpaper (it's next to the door to bathroom). I've fixed it couple of ...
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Why does my pet dog bite and drag my other dog’s neck?

Can you please help me out on what is to be done?
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How to stop dog from entering kitchen

I'm looking after my friend's dog for the summer and he's staying at my house. The kitchen is entered from the living room, and does not have a door that I can close. Whenever I'm in the kitchen to ...
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My Dog Has Started Growling at Specific Guests

My dog has never growled. At first, she was always happy to see guests and has wanted their attention. We moved and there was really no behavioral changes. When my stepbrothers friends come by, she ...
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How do I win over a large protective adopted dog?

I'm adopting tonight a female bull mastiff 1.5 years old. I like her, except she was very protective of her owner and suspicious of me, including some barking and growling (we met early morning in an ...
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Issue with fearful/anxious dog I occasionally petsit

Occasionally I look after 4 chihuahuas. 3 of them are always 100% fine, but the 1 dog is timid/anxious/fearful. When the owner is there, she is ok though still timid/shy, but as soon as the owner is ...
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Nippy conure wants lots of affection

I am dealing with a bit of a paradox in my green cheek Conure. She constantly wants to be in contact me and is very affectionate, but nips constantly whenever my hands go near her to move her, get her ...
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How do I keep my cat off my keyboard while not discouraging her from seeking attention?

I appreciate when my kitten comes looking for attention. Except when she walks on the keyboard. Then it's trouble. How do I 32eeeeeerrrrrrr discourage her from walking on the keyboard, while ...