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Questions tagged [training]

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

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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?

I already have a 2 year old female toy poodle and I recently adopted a 6 months old female Terrier mix. The terrier is considerably much bigger than the toy poodle and i’m not sure if they are playing ...
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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 ...
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Trying to get a good night's sleep with an overly affectionate cat

TL;DR I would like tips on getting my cat settled into a routine of not sleeping in the bedroom, given that we have just moved house. History We have a 9 year old neutered female rescue cat who we ...
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Temporarily Adopting a Problem Dog

My in-laws had bought a puppy, of the breed Staffordshire Bull Terrier, to replace an elderly Staffordshire that died some 6 months before. They never had a puppy before and had little dog training ...
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Cat: Sanitary Issues and Peeing Outside The Box

I have a two year old Bengal who, since she was a kitten: Doesn't cover her pee or poop in the litter box after she is done. Meaning, if she comes back to a littler box with uncovered pee/poop, she'...
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Adult “house trained” Dog Using Bathroom While In Crate

Our dog uses the bathroom while in the crate. Sunday it was pretty bad, as he was walked around 8 AM, and then was taken out to go to the bathroom at 10 AM. He was then put in the crate. We arrived ...
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Recently adopted 4 month old pomeranian puppy, I am concerned about his behavior

He is a 4 month unneutered male pomernanian. He seems to have a lot of energy and wants to socialize and play all the time. He isn't trained the way he should've been. I have had him for a week now. ...
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My dog when left alone in a room while poop and eat it. Even after walk (with #2)

Hello I have a a 7/8 month old puppy who does not like to be left alone at all, which for the most part she never is. We've trained her to be calm while we are at work but the real challenge is when ...
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How can I get my cat to stop scratching my window screens?

My cat is always scratching at the doors and windows. He's around 3 years old and is in inside cat, we've had him for about a year. I thought it might be because he wanted outside so I've got a ...
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Outside reaction to dogs

I have a female shepherd a little over a year. I have been pulling my hair out on trying to figure out what will work with the same situation. I’d like to note that she doesn’t sleep in the bedroom, ...
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My dog consistently wakes up about an hour before I do

My two-year-old dog seems to only be able to hold her pee for about six hours, which is unfortunately less than the amount of sleep I need to get in a night. We'll potty her before we go to bed, but ...
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How can I train a cat to walk/hike with me on my shoulder?

I am a dog lover. Just lost my two dogs. Stolen by my ex, unlikely to ever get them back. So for now I got a kitten (2-3 months old. Fits in the palm of my hand). Is it possible to train my cat to ...
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How to teach my 2 year old dog to use a potty patch?

My wife and I adopted a 2-year old rescue Daschsund/Jack Russel mix a week ago. She's settling in quite well but we're having trouble potty-training her. We bought a little fake grass potty patch ...
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10 week Havachon menace, tantrum crying/howling in crate and playpen constantly, compounded by biting

We have several problems. Main Problem: Howling/crying bloody murder What happens: Howls, barks angrily, jumping up at the door of crate/barrier Sometimes bites/gnaws on barrier/crate Compounds ...
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Dog does not respect me, like or trust me now

I've heard that a dog should be willing and happy to do what you ask of them, including opening their mouth or holding onto their paw/s/. Snoopy has learned to walk easily, but still tries to pull. ...
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how to train my dog not to be a bully

My dog is pretty obedient though she has just entered the stubborn teenage years (6 months old). I was doing some training at my parents house with my Dog and two other dogs. My goal was to ...
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How to retrain dog to come when called, indoors or outdoors [duplicate]

Our dog was never great at "come here," but now she's gone completely rogue. Sometimes "come here" in the house works a bit, but is stymied by her fear of the cats (she's a 50lb rough coat collie ...
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How to litterbox train an adult dog, that has not be previously housebroken?

I would like to train my small adult dog to use a litter box (or puppy pads). Currently he is not housebroken and messes all over the house. I am not sure if I should use a litterbox (like for a ...
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How do I calm my boyfriend's overly excited dog?

Every time I come over my boyfriend's place and my boyfriend and I hang out the dog suddenly becomes overly excited. He doesn't seem aggressive towards me because we get along just fine usually. But ...
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How do you keep your household pet/s away from your toy collections?

I own a small companion, a mixed Pomeranian and Lhasa Apso breed. Don't let his size fool you, that little bugger can be ferocious at times, chewed off the head of my beloved Snake Eyes (G.I. Joe) ...
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How can I train my paranoid dog to NOT bark at every stranger she meets? [duplicate]

We live in a shady neighborhood so we bought a big dog (5 months old now) and have been training her to bark on command. We haven't been doing this for long so she doesn't recognize the command ...
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How to deal with our growling and biting greyhound?

My partner and I are fostering a retired 5.5-year-old greyhound. He's been with us for a mostly problem free 7 months. Unfortunately, over the last 3 months, he has become growly and known to bite. We ...
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How to deal with a dog that barks at people when the owner is not present [duplicate]

I have two labrador retrievers, both very socialized and outgoing. I take them obedience trials and are fully trained. I am stuck because today my neighbor said one of my dogs barks at every person ...
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How to prevent wastage of food by my cat who loves to play with her food more than eating it?

Cat food is costly and I really can't afford huge wastage of food. But the situation is becoming more and more unmanageable for me as the days progress. If I don't free feed my cat, she will continue ...
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Is it safe for 15lb Min-Pin male to play rough with my 5 pound female Chihuahua

The picture attatched shows the difference in size of Adso, my son's male Miniature Pinscher (Min-Pin) and Zoie my female chihuahua. They are 8 weeks apart in age. Adso weighs 15lbs and Zoie 5lbs. ...
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How to introduce two aggressive dogs to each other?

So, in my colony a friend of mine has a German Shephard - Tyson (1.5 years old) and I have a Labrador - Vector (2 years old). They both are aggressive dogs, Tyson especially. But I want to have them ...
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Livestock guardian dog

I've recently purchased an Anatolian Shepherd to protect our horses from local wild dogs. The dogs are cross bred between the Australian Dingo and local feral dogs (domesticated dogs gone bush). We ...
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Baxter's Downfall [duplicate]

So we've recently become the new parents of a 7 month old American Bulldog. We are his second home adopting him at 6 months of age. His previous owners kept him out side with no training or ...
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How to make my dog walk with me?

Whenever I when out for a walk with my pet dog (with the leash on), he just forgets about me and tries to run for different things like (dogs, cats, car) and it gets harder for me to control him. I ...
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German Shepherd barks non-aggressively at children

My German Shepherd (9 months, female) is completely non-aggressive. I only saw her being protective once when a female homeless person yelled at my girlfriend from very close. All nice and fine. ...
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Help: My German Shepherd has lost his spark

I have a female German Shepherd, 8 months old. When she was young she was playful but also annoying. Things like chewing me so hard dthat I could not walk because you can't walk with a dog hanging on ...
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How To House Break a Stubborn Rescue

TL;DR Everything that has worked for me in the past is failing miserably. When I let her out, she knows to go but she's terrible at alerting me1 especially if I'm asleep; nor does she seem to have ...