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

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We adopted a rescue dog that we are pretty sure was abused. After about a week hes started peeing on my daughter

He doesn't seem afraid of females or kids. About a week after we got him he started walking up to my adult daughter and lifting his leg and peeing on her. He doesn't seem afraid of her so I wonder if ...
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Training a really stubborn puppy

so our puppies name is Ollie. Ollie is an 18 month old American bully mix, with lots of energy to play. Recently I started working with him more, and he picked up basic commands really quickly, but I'...
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What to do about living with roommates and their misbehaved dog?

My fiancé and I have a small 1yr old dog and a cat, both of which we raised and trained since they were 10wks old. The roommates we're about to move in with have a big 1.5yr old gsd and a cat. They ...
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Doggy door: Dog will go outside but not inside [duplicate]

My dog knows how to use the doggy door. She would go in and out. I’ve only had it for a week however. Now she just goes outside but seems to forget how to come back inside. She will just stand at the ...
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My dog growls at me occasionally when I come back from being out for long periods

My Dobermann and I have a really good relationship. He goes to my partner for play and to me for emotional regulation and cuddles. Whenever I go away for long periods of time or whenever his routine ...
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Is it normal for a cat to eat kittens? [duplicate]

I don't want to go into the grisly details (horror-movie stuff if a human were involved). But one of our tomcats just ate the days-old kitten of another of our cats. Is this normal? I remember reading ...
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My dog won't house train and has difficulty being left alone

I recently got a dog with separation anxiety. He won't go in his crate or go to the bathroom outside. How can I house and crate-train him?
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How can I train a cat to stop being underfoot?

My wife and I recently adopted a cat from a local shelter. She's about a year old, and was understandably pretty shy at first, but has warmed to us over the past few weeks and become very ...
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My dog won't let me sleep at night and it's driving me crazy

It's 4:30am as I'm writing this. I'm very sleep deprived as a result of my dog and as you might be able to imagine, it's wearing me out. My medium/large male German Shepard mix dog stays inside the ...
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How to handle overly energetic dog

I know people might hate me for this but I am at my wits end. Sorry for the long post. For some context: We (as in my wife and I) adopted a stray puppy a while back. It was in the street all alone and ...
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Young dog has begun persistent attention-seeking behavior in the evening

Background I have a ~16 month old rescue dog. He's a mutt (great pyrenees/coonhound/husky/"supermutt") For the past 8 months we've had a pretty good routine going, with 2-4 mile walk in the ...
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My 30lb Catahoula ripped open a pack of instant yeast

My 11-month-old Catahoula pit ripped open a pack of dry instant sourdough yeast. I got the packet before he ingested any of it but I think a small amount definitely got in his tongue. Should I be ...
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How do I get a minilop rabbit accustomed to drinking from a drinking bottle

I just bought a minilop rabbit last week. She is 8 weeks old and this is my first time getting a rabbit, so I have basically no knowledge of looking after rabbits apart from what I know from research ...
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What is the best way to correct dog’s barking at home against sounds from outside?

What is the best way to correct dog’s barking at home against sounds from outside? If you tried something that worked, please share it.
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Does white noise work for barking problem?

For stoping dogs from barking, and correct barking problem, some websites suggest the devices that produce white noise. Anyone here know if they really work? My dog barks a lot, specially when he ...
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Do dog silencers really work?

For the problem of dog barking, there is a device called a dog silencer, for example this one here. Does anybody know if these kinds of device really work? My dog barks all the time, making me and my ...
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How to train an outdoor, free roaming dog

I live in a very small village in Galicia in Northern Spain. I love it because it is very tranquil and quiet and the road ends right outside my house so there is no traffic. I also like it because ...
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Thinks she’s supposed to pee inside

I take puppy (7mo) outside during the day. I let her sniff around for 15 min or so. When she goes, I praise her and give her a treat. Other times, She goofs around and holds it until she gets inside. ...
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Deterring Neighborhood Cat (Humanely) [duplicate]

A neighborhood cat is entering our yard and going to the bathroom, killing unsuspecting birds, chipmunks, and other wildlife. The cat's owners will not keep her inside in the short term--they've made ...
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How to discourage an apartment cat from disturbing soil?

I have too many plants to cover all the soil with some net or mulch. The cat it a just kidnapped stray of 3-4 months of age. Furthermore I intend to keep it somewhat feral by occasional forest picnics....
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Dog won't chase ball for my husband

Our small dog is 8. As a puppy my husband taught her to chase the ball. She reliably brought it back for more. Suddenly this year she will ONLY chase the ball if I throw it. If my husband throws it ...
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My dogs EXTREME seperation anxiety. When do i give him the treat?

if he isn't barking he is trying to escape. how do i positively reinforce my dog when he never stops the bad behavior? I never know when to give him a treat because he NEVER stops the bad behavior. ...
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dog nails; how short is too short?

I've never cut his nails this far back and I've gotten his quick a couple times myself. As we were leaving the tech said "it's normal for their nails to bleed a bit when cutting" but ...
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How can I help my cat lose weight and be healthy?

I have a five year old male cat named Marble; unfortunately he is overweight, although he is a big boy with bigger frame. I want him to avoid developing a potential life threaten condition. I lost my ...
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How to train a cat to use an inhaler?

I have an adult cat (about 10 years old) who has asthma and heart disease. I'm managing the latter with a combination of injectable and pill medications. For the asthma, the vet recommended an inhaler ...
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My dog won't use his new dog door to enter the house without permission

We recently got a new dog door to replace our two existing dog doors with a stronger flap than our old dog door, and mounted a little higher. We had to teach our two dogs how to use it, alongside a ...
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How to stop unpredictable aggressive behaviour in a rescued dog?

Monte is a mixed breed rescue dog and the vet estimates that he is about a year old. Monte lives on a farm with my sister and another mixed breed rescue dog: Gina a bitch that is 6 years old. History: ...
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My dog won't go on walks without my partner

My dog will not go on walks without my partner. She will stop as we get down the street, put her tail between her legs, face back towards the house and will not move till we go back home. She has ...
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How to train my dog to sit somewhere for a long time?

My dog is now about 8 months old, so technically still a puppy. I am trying to teach him to sit somewhere and stay there for a long time, for 20 min or more. Is that even possible? And if yes, what ...
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How to train my dog not to bark at sounds coming from neighborhood?

My dog is about 8 months old, so technically still a puppy. He barks at sounds coming from neighborhood, such as other dogs barking around, sounds of kids, etc. Is there a practical way to end up this ...
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What does it mean that "training a Caucasian Shepherd Dog can be difficult"?

Foreword: I have no strong decision about a purchase. Not even a weak decision. Just a strong wish - at this moment. I have this idea in my mind for several months, to get a dog. And according to my ...
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Why my 7-year-old dog barks when I leave home while when my parents leave he doesn’t bark? [closed]

I own a 7-year-old Jack Russell and since he was a puppy he started to bark every time I was leaving; it may seem like “usual” behaviour but it gets strange because when my parents or my sister also ...
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Why is my bonded pair of cats suddenly fighting?

I have a bonded pair of cats: 1 male and 1 female. They are the same size and both were adopted from the shelter as kittens. Now, two years down the road, my male is suddenly attacking my female. I ...
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How to keep my dog from rolling in dirt?

I have an english bulldog and she loves finding dirt patches on my property and rolling around. Not a big deal. I don't mind her getting dirty and having fun. The issue though is that it often leads ...
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How do I make my dog comfortable taking a bath?

I have a female english bulldog. Very sweet, playful, and never had any behavioral issues. Typically follows every command I give her. Until bath time... She has a habit of playing in dirt and loving ...
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Young dog is too excited to greet other people; what can we do?

TL;DR; Young dog is so attracted to other people that it becomes unsafe. He rushes to greet them, apparently expecting reward, and we have trouble controlling him. What can we do, apart from isolating ...
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Can I play an audio of a small puppy's whining or crying to calm a neighbor aggressive dog?

My neighbor's dog barks loudly and continuously whenever it hears the sound of my typing on the computer keyboard inside my house. The dog lives in the neighbor's backyard 24 x 7 and can hear that ...
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Parrot rehab from leg amputation

About a month ago, my Senegal parrot Tycho (~150g, 24 years old) started chewing on his leg, and wouldn't stop. Without going into agonizing detail about this -- other than to say he's been in ...
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My dog is occasionally aggressive in various situations

We adopted my dog from the street a few weeks ago most of the time she's docile but occasionaly, probably 1 interaction in 20 she'll become very aggressive. These aggressive interactions include ...
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Acquaintance will be having his guard dogs fed spicy food by a stranger so they "learn not to accept food and comfort from strangers". Legitimate?

He mentioned that he will be doing this while training his new dog. He uses his dogs to guard his place of business overnight... He assured me that it's an actual training technique to "prevent ...
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Rewards worked too well. Dog only goes potty outside if I'm watching

I adopted a 6-year-old Jack Russel that the previous owner let pee on the carpet. At first, he would go inside whenever he felt like it. I've gotten him to the point where he'll hold it until he goes ...
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How can I help my 2 Border Collie puppies (3 years old) learn to play with my older toy-breed dog (12 years old)?

I have two 3-year-old puppies that I got when they were just a couple of weeks old. I also have a 12-year-old Pomeranian-Chihuahua male whom I've had for a lot longer, and who seems to have been ...
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Cat won't let us close door on carrier during training

I've been trying to train our cat to let us put her in the carrier, in anticipation of a long car ride. She absolutely never lets us hold or handle her directly without freaking out. No purritos ...
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How can I stop my puppy from barking in her crate while I'm away?

I have a Brittany that is 7 months old that barks when she is in her crate when I'm away (I have a webcam set up so I can monitor her while I'm gone). She knows that she only gets let out once she is ...
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Dog obsessed with the back door

We have an 18-month old Papillon. He is generally well behaved and learns things quickly. The problem is that about 8-months ago, another cat was bullying our cat to the point where he was afraid to ...
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Help! My dogs are bored >.< [duplicate]

So my dogs are super spoiled. They literally had everything they wanted growing up. Got a new stuffed animal like every week till they got bored with them after a year or two. Used to go crazy for ...
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How to prevent my dog from licking turf at the dog park

I have an 11 year old non neutered goldendoodle. We just moved to the city and there is a dog park there with artificial turf. I noticed that he often sniffs the turf very intensely (nose practically ...
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Dog afraid of water bodies (not water / bathing)

My 1 year old mongrel is perfectly fine with water and getting baths, etc. However, he is terrified of water bodies like lakes, the ocean, etc. For example, I recently took him to a lake and he was ...
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Problem teaching my one-year-old Rottweiler how to "drop it"

Even after several months I seem to be having a problem teaching my one-year-old Rottweiler how to "drop it", basically try to get her to drop anything that she shouldn't have. Our dog ...
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Dog hasn't had friends; how to make new friends?

My 9 year old greyhound-terrier mix has not really ever had long term dog friends that didn't live in the house. We had two dogs for several years, but the other dog wasn't so active, so they didn't ...
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