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

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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 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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7 Week Old Husky Puppy Cries In Crate

I have a 7 week old Husky Puppy, and he is very sweet. Potty training is going well, and we are very happy with him. Our only issue is that he absolutely hates his crate when he is awake. I ...
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On average how long would take to give a dog advanced training

By advanced training, I mean empty its bowels and urethra before leaving home so it can't mess the street; never threaten strangers while walking unless directed by the owners; and when directed to ...
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New puppy very playful and happy inside, super scared outside

We recently (3 days ago) got a Shiba Inu of 4 months, she's was with a breeder in the country side whilst we live in a fairly noisy city. She got comfortable at home very quickly, she is joyful and ...
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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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Dog vs. coffee grinder (how to control barking)

Our sheltie has a loud bark - as most shelties do. When someone comes to the front door or when the garage door opens, we get to hear the loud bark. However, if I say quiet and hold my hand up, she ...
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How can I train my cat to stop “demand meowing”, but not “request meowing”?

By demand meowing, I of course mean that loud, aggressive, nonstop meowing. I understand that you can positively reinforce silence by rewarding a cat when it stops meowing (eg, "Training your cat ...
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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 bites me when I hold her collar

I got my dog at a far too young age. I don't blame her problems on that but I would recommend that anyone getting a puppy should only get him/her from a breeder who only lets them go to their new home ...
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Fact or fiction - have I ruined the chance to teach my cockatiel to talk?

I have a young male cockatiel. He's about 7-8 months old. He mimics all sorts of whistles already like the wolf whistle, pop goes the weasel, charge!, and part of Darth Vader's entrance song, he even ...
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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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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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What are the pros and cons of using a target together with a clicker in dog training?

(Note: I phrased this question after reading the help file. It is intended to be "constructive subjective", "[inviting the] sharing [of] experiences over opinions" and soliciting only "opinion [that ...
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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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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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Dog being overprotective

I have had dogs all when I was growing up, but never had to train one. I adopted a dog, yesterday, and the dog is very sweet to me. He did fine in the dog park and walking along the trails in ...
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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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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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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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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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How do I stop my cat from knocking over items on shelves?

I have had a brother and sister pairing of cats since they were 4 weeks old (same litter too). The male was definitely the bolder, always being the one to check out an area before my female came ...
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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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How can I train my kitten not to eat my food?

My new kitten tries to eat my food. (And quite often succeeds, since I take my time to eat, usually while working) She has her own food dispenser with lots of food in it that she eats regularly, but ...
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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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How to transition away from dog walker?

Background So currently we have a puppy that is approaching 6 months of age and is a Miniature Golden Doodle. Both my wife and myself work jobs where we will be both be gone for about 8 hours a day so ...
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How can I train my dog to sleep quietly in a crate when he misses his dog friend?

Two weeks ago, we got my wife's dog in house after it lived with another dog and slept in a crate with that dog for 9 years. Obviously we didn't sleep that well for the first few days. Now our dog is ...
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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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Dog gets crazy when he sees people he loves

About the dog I have a puppy cockapoo (mix Cocker Spaniel and Poodle). He is almost 3 months old and we have had him for a bit less than a month. He is now house trained, crate trained, obeys to "...
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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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Puppy crate training

I need some advice. I have a 9 month old female puppy who I'm trying to housebreak. I work Monday-Friday, leave at 6am and get home at 5pm. I understand it's a long time for her to be alone. I've been ...
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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 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 discourage her from walking on the keyboard, while encouraging her to come ...
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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 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 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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Preparing a dog to stay alone without crating

I have a 6 month old ridgeback who has been crate trained since I got him as a puppy. His house training is going well and I am prepared to start trusting him with a bit more freedom around the house....
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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 to reduce the attachment of an overly attached stray dog?

About me I am around 20 year old student and live in college provided hostels. I share room with one person who hates stray dogs while having some at his home. I started getting familiar with dogs ...
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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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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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Trained dog to ring bell to go out, now he rings it all the time

My roommate has an approximately 2 year old, 17-pound mixed breed rescue dog. We have trained the dog to ring a bell to go outside; this part of the training only took a day (the dog was already ...
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Affectionate pawing and meowing

Why does my cat affectionately paw me on the face every time I sit on the toilet? It is quite cute. Only on the toilet. At other moments in the day, why does he meow as if he is talking to me too? ...
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I don't understand crate training. What am I missing?

Kennel training is driving me crazy. I have read article after article on the subject and I have a few unanswered questions. For example, I see a LOT of people saying that you need to take your puppy ...
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Newly adopted Black & Tan Coonhound lunging at 2 young children

I have a small rescue dog and recently adopted a young black & tan Coonhound girl ,named Shandy, to a family with 2 young elementary school age children. Shandy is a sweet dog, but sometimes she ...
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Saint Bernard puppy pulling and biting problem

My 7 month old Saint Bernard dog would bite strangers out of excitement while being on walks. He is not a tiny dog, this scares people and they think he is trying to be aggressive. It is embarrassing ...

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