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

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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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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 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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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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Should I use a harness with a house line?

I am soon going to get a Shih Tzu 8 week old puppy. Many places have mentioned that at a young age these small breeds have very fragile necks. They don't recommend using collars for their leashes and ...
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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 get my baby blue tongue skinks to get used to being held?

When ever I try to pick them up they tend to run away. They have never hissed or bitten me, but I would like to be able to hold them.
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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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Help - How can I help rescue this young stray kitten?

So there's this young stray kitten (can run and eat solid food) that got stuck outside our window on the 3rd floor of an apartment building. We helped bring her down and brought her inside the house (...
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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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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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What books explain most comprehensively the lure and reward method of dog training?

Having first read some reviews of several books on canine clicker training, in the hunt for works that experienced trainers would list among the "must read" books on the subject, I have now finished ...
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How Can I Reward My Puppy for Chewing His Toys Instead of Everything Else When He's so Food-Motivated?

This question is admittedly similar to this but with some differences that I wanted to see if folks had any more specific advice on. I have a 13-week old likely Shepherd mix puppy who's definitely a ...
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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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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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Dog hiding under bed until about 2am every night

Leading on from my previous post where I had a puppy who is not keen on sleeping in her crate 15 month old moodle crate regression I gave up. The crate is no more. She has free reign of the house and ...
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What's the best training for a reactive dog?

I live in the city and my dog, 11 month corgi, is so reactive to every person or animal we pass. Walks take far too long since he wants to stop for everything - including playing with every dog we ...
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My dog won't relieve herself unless we're asleep

My dog has separation anxiety and seems to get spooked at everything even if there's no need to be. I tried feeding her at certain times and she won't eat until she wants to. I wait until a while ...
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Canine Physiology | Pomsky Vocalization - How Advanced For Speech?

There's been demonstration with some birds, such as with parrots like African Greys - e.g with Alex, with the work of comparative psychologist Dr. Irene Pepperberg, who also studied its intelligence ...
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Having Trouble Harness Training my Macaw

I have been trying to harness train my 1 year old macaw, but it is not working out well. She is comfortable with the harness around her and I have been trying to convince her to overcome her fear of ...
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Sweater training my pig

I have a ~5mo (mostly) American mini-pig/potbelly mix. It's starting to get a little colder where I am, and already the little guy is getting hesitant to go outside (and shivering/running back in ...
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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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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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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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Why is my dog sleeping in my bed (previously she was trained to not get on the bed)?

My dogs know better to not be on my bed because they pee on it. I have trained them to pee in their pee pads and they already know to do so. For the past two night, my female dog, Lexi, tends to jump ...
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How to get closer with my budgies?

I have 2 budgies (male and female) since last November but there are 2 problems: First, they appear really scared of me; they're not chicks so I know it takes time to become friends with them but ...
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Dog charges at other dogs

I have a Boston terrier, female, 2 years old. We've been socializing her ever since she's been a puppy and she's generally well behaved. She sometimes tends to be stubborn, but is a good dog overall. ...
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How can I train my dog to be calm when greeting friends?

Our Bernese mountain dog yelps incredibly loudly when he sees people he knows. He reacts to cats and other dogs too yelping and crying to try and get what he wants. We don't give in and as soon as he ...
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How do you start training a dog for treibball?

I have figured out training my dog to hit the ball with the nose and a closed mouth but I'm not sure on the next step to take. Do I start with multiple balls now or should I teach getting the ball in ...
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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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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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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 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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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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Guidance Needed to Prevent Corgi Puppies from Barking At night while outside

We have twin boy Corgi puppies born in February this year. We have tried sleeping them outside but they bark incessantly - at cars passing by our house, at cats in our yard or adjoining yards, at ...
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How to teach young cat to groom after using the litter box?

I recently (~14 days ago) adopted a young cat from a non-profit organization. He's a domestic short hair, about 8-9 months old, neutered and knows how to use the litter box - he found it right away ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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Dog sudden aggressive towards dogs shes played with before

We adopted a 2 month old female lab mix 1 year ago. she's always been extremely friendly toward all dogs shes met. We have a dog park at our apartment complex that she used to love playing with other ...
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How Can I Put My Food-Obsessed Dog in His Crate and Keep Him Occupied Without Freaking Out?

My four-month old lab/shepherd mix is doing pretty well with crate-training. Especially when he's tired. If he's even close to tired when I need to put him in there, he'll fall asleep pretty quickly ...
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Any cure for a nervous bladder?

We have a female chihuahua/terrier mix, about a year old, and she has a bladder discipline problem. She pees when I hook her up to the lead so she can go outside. She pees when she's excited. She pees ...
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How can I train my dogs to let the water drip from their mouths over a certain area after getting a drink?

Kind of an odd question, but when my dogs go to get a drink, after they finish, water drips from their mouths [quite a lot of it]. Since my apartment is nearly all carpet, the water drops get ...
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Temaril-P and agression in dogs

My 5 month old Keeshond puppy is taking Temaril-P and has been exhibiting some aggression (VERY out of character for her). The vet said she will be back to normal once the steroids are out of her ...
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