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

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How much exercise should a puppy get?

I was wondering how much exercise a puppy should get. I need to know how long the walking time should be, the playing time should be, the outdoor exercise time should be, and how long the training ...
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Dog acts afraid of me when we’re around other people?

I have an adopted 3 year old husky/lab mix. He was very well trained when I adopted him, apparently he’d been a stray, but had two previous adopters who gave him up. The reason being was they had ...
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How to handle potty/pee training in apartment setting on 16th floor

I live in a apartment on 16th floor, I just got a labrador puppy, I am not sure how to potty/pee train him, right now he poops in the balcony and pees on pad, I hope to transition pad to bathroom, and ...
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How To Help A Spoiled Dog? [duplicate]

A great friend just moved in with me and brought with her dog (we agreed before she moved in that this will be fine). Her dog is a pomeranian, knows how to do some basic commands, and is generally a ...
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Dog won't walk unless the whole house walks with him

My dog is almost five and a rescue. I work from home so he spends all day with me; he's always been funny about going on walks without me if I am in the house. If I'm sick and want to stay in bed, he'...
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How do I teach my dogs to obey when we aren't in a formal training session?

My two dogs seem to do fairly well in training thus far. However, outside of their training sessions, they are unwilling to perform commands that they seem to have mastered perfectly well. Now that I ...
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What causes my dog to regularly “meet” me coming up the stairs, walk past me going down and then circle back and follow me up

What causes my dog to regularly "meet" me coming up the stairs, walk past me going down and then circle back and follow me back up. And the same thing when I go downstairs. If she is already ...
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I need help with training “Drop it” command

I have Labrador and he is such a foodie. I want to teach him "drop it", but everytime he smells or senses treat nearby, he just never holds, catches or fetches anything except to eat the ...
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My kittens are terrified of my dog after we got the dog groomed

I have 2 one-year-old kittens and an old dog who we get groomed (shaved) in summer. The kittens were cuddly with the dog before. We have recently got the dog shaved and the kittens are terrified of ...
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Attachment Issues in Adopted Dog

I'm a dog trainer, and I have been working with a family that adopted a 2-year-old dog from a shelter not too long ago. The dog is very well-behaved and is responding well to training, but the family ...
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How to get stray kittens to not be afraid of humans?

There are two kittens that have moved into my backyard. Their body is maybe 8 inches in length and they are able to eat the cat food I put out. They come to my backyard because I put out food and the ...
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Dogs and cane toads

Our dog is five months old, and we often take him for walks at night. We live in Australia, so often at night, especially after rain, there are lots of cane toads out. I know that cane toads give off ...
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How to stop dog chasing any ball she sees

My little Jack Russell X French bulldog has an obsession with footballs, tennis balls, rubber balls, ANY balls. To the extent where she will go over and steal it from the owners. She's very excitable ...
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Is it okay to close a new cat into her safe room when she behaves badly?

Some of you might have read my other thread I've opened yesterday. I have bought a new cat a few days ago, much to my resident kitten (only 4 months old) displeasure. My new cat absolutely hates to be ...
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Older dog being aggressive towards puppy

I have an 8 year old Yorkshire terrier mix that was not socialized too much during her life, as she never wanted to go on a lot of walks and generally didn't like being outside or around people she ...
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Why is my dog playful and lively outside, but docile and inactive inside?

The difference between my dog's indoor and outdoor behavior is day and night. Inside, she refuses to play with any toys (while I'm awake), only eats during the day if I put something on top of her ...
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My dog has 2 personalities

I have a 1 year old, 80 pounds (36 kg) male bernedoodle. At home he is a sweetheart, cuddly, and playful but outside he acts crazy. He jumps on people sometimes and he has also bit my hands several ...
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Cat associates closed door with getting caught

There are a few questions about closed doors, but I feel my question has a bunch of different angles which makes most replies inapplicable. One of our three cats has a big issue with going to the vet. ...
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How can I tell if my dog wants to go outside to the toilet or to play? [duplicate]

We've got a ~5 month old puppy, a Chihuahua/Yorkie crossbreed. She's just about completed toilet training now in the sense that she hasn't had an accident in the house for a while, but there's a ...
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Cat won't use cat flap

We have 4 cats and have recently moved from an apartment with no cat flap to a house with one. 3 of the cats started using it within a week, but 1 is very stubborn and just won't use it and it's now ...
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My dog (border collie half breed) too excited even after workout

We got a rescue dog, vet told us he has a lot of border collie in him, he's about 1 and a half years old. The problem: it seems as if he can't get tired or get calm, it happens everyday. We've had him ...
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Social proof for dogs?

General question: Is there such a thing as social proof for dogs? I.e. can you "induce" a dog to make something by letting it watch another dog do it? Concrete question: Can I "befriend&...
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What if a kitten is still nursing on other cat?

My 3 month old kitten is still nursing. Not on her mother cat but her lola cat. Her lola cat has a 6 week old kitten on her own and I think the 3 month old kitten that is not her biological kitten ...
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Fixing improper potty training. Please help

Dogs in this post: Spook - male, seven-year-old dachshund Ino - female, four-year-old Cavalier King Charles spaniel Situation setup (not necessarily important, you can skip this): Recently my mom ...
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Aggressive dog in certain situations

My wife and I have a Corgi, who is about 9 months old. He is fixed. He gets along with other dogs in general, besides when being picked up by us in close proximity to another dog and sometimes when on ...
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Letting cats outside?

I've temporarily moved to a semi-isolated cabin in Northern Wisconsin for the summer, and I've brought my two cats (sisters, ~1.5 years old each). They've lived most of their lives in the city, but ...
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Indoor urination issues with puppy chihuahua

How to stop my chihuahua puppy from peeing inside although he pees outside every time he goes outside? He is a 10 month old chihuahua and he pees every time we take him out. Then, after he gets back ...
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How to stop dog stealing food off small children outdoors?

In the last few weeks, as folks re-emerge from Covid lockdown, our ~2 year old Labrador has discovered that people - small children in particular - outdoors in parks and other green spaces often have ...
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How to get a 2-year old Husky/Shepherd mix to stop piddling when he's excited?

My daughter is moving back in to save some money, and she currently has a 2-year old Husky/Shepherd mix. He is constantly piddling when he gets excited. I am not familiar with these breeds, nor have I ...
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One of my dogs is scared of another because of a recent fight. How to teach them to play again?

We have two dogs, Milla and Lucy. Lucy gets startled easily and when she is scared can be prone to responding aggressively. She is not highly food motivated, especially when she is agitated. Milla ...
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How can I calm my dog down while crossing the street?

My three-month old miniature poodle has a problem when crossing the street on a lead with me - she constantly jumps around excitedly in front of me, trying to play with me. This is something she doesn'...
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How can I teach tricks to my carey cat?

My cat is about 3 months old, she learned "sit" in 3 attempts and to stand on the back paws in just 2. She follows me without a leash, so I think she could learn more tricks, but I dont really know ...
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How can I teach my cat not to vomit on carpets?

My cat sometimes vomits (usually to get a furball out), but he seems to always do it on a carpet. I moved the carpet somewhere else and he still vomits on another carpet. So what I wanted to ask was ...
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How can I train my dog to release a tug toy safely?

I adopted an 18 month old pit bull from a shelter about a month ago and I have been trying to train him to play tug and fetch to help strengthen our relationship and give him efficient exercise. ...
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How do I gain my dog's trust back after accidentally stepping on him?

So my stepdad use to abuse my dog, hitting him with a broom, and kicking him and more. I did not know about this till I came home from school and saw him beating my beloved dog, I told my mother and ...
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Boxer drinking urine

I got her from the humane society at 2 years old. She gets taken out right before I leave or go to bed and yes she goes when outside. Right after I leave or go to sleep she pees and I can hear her ...
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Coyote pup as a pet?

I recently saved a very young baby coyote from death. A hawk or owl got him, and he laid in someone's yard for two days. We were working on a house next door and the lady came out asking us to get it ...
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Dog pees outside but doesn't know not to pee inside

In January my fiancée and I adopted a 1 year old beagle who was rescued from a lab. We have been attempting to potty train him since then, to limited success. We used the "umbilical cord method", ...
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I can keep the dog from time to time it is loyal [closed]

I want to raise a dog to take care of it when I get home from work. Many people advised me to buy a dog from the time he was born over 2 months old.
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Do cats roll to music, is there a type of music they enjoy?

Our persian cat start rolling when some one of family start hand snapping around him like this: So I like to know do you know this kind of song to encourage this activity in cat and make some ...
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Our cat began hissing at my boyfriend after 6 months

My boyfriend and I adopted a kitten who was 6weeks old. Dixie (the kitten) has always been lovey and sweet to both of us. She was fixed about a month ago and for the last 2 weeks she hisses at my ...
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How to stop gray parrot from biting?

So it is a very special case here. My mother bought a 1.5 month old gray parrot. He was an adorable and very calm bird. At the age of 5 months my brother started playing with him aggressively by ...
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Neck shaking in the indoor arena

I have a 6 year old Arabian which I trained by myself. He is a pleasure to ride and very willing, but there is this one little annoyance: When we train in the indoor arena, he becomes a total ...
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How do I train my dog to not get overexcited when getting on or off public transport?

I have a 6-year old Malinois who is, all in all, relatively well-behaved by now. Taking her on a bus or a train however, is a nightmare. To be more precise, getting on or off the bus or train is the ...
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How to teach my horse to stop when I stop while leading?

I take care of a 20ish year old mare 2-3 days a week. She had her left eye removed due to illness years back and she is used to it. We still lead her on the left side though since that is what she was ...
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Cat stressed by being shut out of bedroom

Typical meowing and scratching at door after I adopted her. I didn't want her in there because I tried it the first night and she stepped on my face at like 3 AM. Sleep is sacred. It's been several ...
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How to stop my horse from pawing the ground when she's eating hard feed

I have a horse who would constantly paw at the ground when being fed hard food. Basically any feed that was given to her in a container. Some background: When I got her she was underweight, covered ...
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How does toilet training a puppy regress?

We have a 4 month old puppy who has done very well in her toilet training. She know's to go outside for a pee and a poo now and we barely have any accidents anywhere else in the house. We have ...
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When can a horse be started under saddle?

I understand this can be a very highly opinionated topic. However, I would like to know when to start a horse under saddle. If possible an answer that provides a "when you can" and "when you should" ...
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My dog goes crazy in a cage and destroys everything. HELP

I have an 11 months old female husky, she has a lot of energy and she’s very sweet. We took a training class and she did very well but lately she started destroying things in the house when we leave, ...

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