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

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Remedy an adult dog that was trained that it's okay to go to the bathroom inside

I adopted an adult, 4-year-old Jack Russel/Italian Greyhound mix a year ago. The previous owner would leave him locked in a small room all day at work, and the owner before that kept him outside all ...
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Due to roach infestations in the past, i began feeding my cat on paper on the dining table. Now she won't eat from her dish again post-bugs

I have been feeding my senior cat on the kitchen table for a while since I was having problems with roaches getting into her bowl. Now i bought a brand new feeder but she still looks for her food on ...
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Dog Food And Anxiety [duplicate]

Background My dog, an American Staffordshire Terrier Mix, is a rescue dog. We got him at about 12 weeks old after he was found with his brother in a dumpster. I adopted both and his brother seems to ...
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Dog having potty training accidents on rugs

We are having a 15 weeks old goldendoodle and he is trained to go outside to do his business on a pad on the balcony. However, our floor is tile and when we were adding back our rugs, we noticed he ...
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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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Overly tired or hyperactive puppy?

A month ago we adopted a Lurcher X Border Collie puppy. She is 4 months now and I'm struggling to understand if she is a very high energy puppy or just overly tired. My husband walks her for 30 ...
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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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Should I reward or punish my dog who runs away but eventually comes back?

This question is related to Best way to train my dog not to run outside? If my dog runs away - often scarpering when the door gives him the slightest opportunity, he often refuses to come back when ...
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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. Does anyone have advice on the best ...
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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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What should I use to discourage my small dog from pulling while walking?

I have a small adult Chihuahua-mix who pulls very strongly when I walk him. I currently use a harness, but was wondering if a training slip leash would work better to reduce pulling? My concern is ...
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How do I "apologise" to my cat?

How do I apologise to a cat / undo accidental actions? Let's say, I'm going to the bathroom at night, my cat tries to weave between legs and accidentally got kicked. Or, I'm drinking water, the cat is ...
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15 month old moodle crate regression

At my wits' end here with my adorably small and affectionate 15 month old toy moodle. I crate trained her when she was a puppy next to my bed. It was a hellish few weeks but she ended up coming good. ...
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How can I get my dog to drop the ball AFTER playing?

My 5 year old lab/pit/mutt mix dog loves playing ball. We use 2 balls in rotation, I throw one, she brings it back and drops it in anticipation of the next one, and then I throw the other and pick up ...
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How to exercise when you have a dog?

I’ve got my Labrador about a year ago and since then have been completely neglecting any exercise beyond walking the dog. Recently I’ve tried to restart my morning exercise routine (stretching and ...
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How do you medicate multiple cats at once?

We adopted a bonded pair, and after they settled in for about two weeks and got comfortable with us, we took them for their first vet visit. They both got prescibed antibiotics. We are able to ...
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Dog doesn't walk away from incoming car in driveway

One of my dogs doesn't stand up and walk away from my car as I am parking it in the garage. Not even when I honk, she just looks at the car a bit annoyed and goes back to sleep, or chewing something. ...
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Magpie robin raising

I found a baby magpie in my backyard; his parents had abandoned him because of other chicks. I tried to keep him in the nest, but everytime they pushed him out of nest and I finally brought him inside....
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What should I do if my dog fails a cycle of her separation training?

I'm training my dog to feel more independent when she's alone. I have her lie down on her bed in the bathroom, tell her to stay, and close the door. If she's lying down when I open the door, she gets ...
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How can I train my dog's reaction when she goes into full panic mode?

When my dog sees or hears something scary, then she can go into full panic mode, and in there she is uncontrollable. For example fireworks. She can handle 1, max 2 explosions, after that it's full ...
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Aggression in puppy after getting a small object into his mouth - how can it be corrected?

I have a serious question today, and I am hoping that the answers will reflect the seriousness and use sources to back up their information, this is something I don't want to mess up. My 5-8 month old ...
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Have a routine for my cat that wants to go out

Problem Description and Situation I recently moved to a new apartment with my cats Moe (female) and Joe (male). They are brother and sister. It didn't take long for them to get used to it. Moe started ...
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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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Conditioning a positive response from my dog to a roommate

My wife and I have a six-year-old German shepherd mix who is a beautiful sweetheart. But she is reactive to unknown men in "her" house. We are staying with my dad for the summer and she has ...
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How to convey to a dog that we are not playing with her because she bites?

We have taken in a 4 year old Icelandic Sheepdog almost one year ago from a shelter. At first she was shy with us, then playful. Over time she has become increasingly aggressive, biting adults and now ...
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What are some long term strategy to keep cats off counters?

What are some effective ways of keeping cats off the TV counter for a long term? My cat loves to climb my TV counter, which it probably shouldn't because it can cause him some serious damage with ...
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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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Hound/Retriever keeps escaping

I have a mix of Hound and Retriever who just wont stop escaping. Here is the story: We got her from a rescue shelter about 3 years ago, and she was the only one that was laying down and kept quiet, so ...
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How do I get my cat to stop jumping on things?

My cat has the tendency to jump up on things. I had my food on my table and he knocked it over. How do I get him to stop jumping up on things?
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1 Year old kitten doesn't like playing with 2 year old cat unless she is initiating it

I've had her for over 6 months and my 1 year old kitten refuses to engage in play when my 2 year old male cat tries to chase and play. She always bugs me to play and is clearly more attached to me, ...
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My bunny will not stop kicking her litter out of her litter box, what do I do?

I got bunny and she is an inside bunny. Well, she will not stop kicking her litter out of her litter box. I would like for her to stay an inside bunny, but my dad said if I do not get her to stop, she ...
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Could a dog (hypothetically) respond to two names?

Often, when playing with my puppy, I interchangeably use his name with labels, such as "good boy" and other various lovable labels - I just can't resist my dog's adorableness. ;) I call my ...
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How to teach my dog an once-taught, but now forgotten trick?

My dog ​​knew how to give the leg and sit when the order was given, but I had gone to live elsewhere and she was left without anyone to play with her for some years because I was the only one who did ...
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How do I potty train a puppy who just cries when I take him outside?

We brought home our 9 week old miniature dachshund yesterday. Having read lots of puppy training information, we decided to crate train. He has taken to the crate very well and sleeps in there happily....
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My dog won't behave even when he knows he's wrong

This dog has been trained and everything. But huh, he knows, he really knows what's legal and illegal in my house, he ate some socks, he bites furniture, he obeys when I convince him with a treat, but ...
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My cat hates being held, and only likes being pet occasionally [duplicate]

I have a long haired kitty, almost a year old. Ever since we got her she has had a touch aversion. She is not aggressive whatsoever, but you can tell she doesn't really enjoy being petted when she is ...
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How to stop my 7 month old Belgian Malinois from biting, grabbing and pulling the garden hose?

My 7 month old Belgian Malinois pup has an obsession with the garden hose. He bites, chews tugs and drags the hose around. He's like in a trance and doesn't listen. He will run from one end of the ...
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Is it possible to train a dog to not have separation anxiety right from when it's 8 weeks old?

Breeds being considered: Mini Aussie, Golden Retriever Apartment type: Studio (Meaning, there is a kitchen and 1 room and 1 bathroom) The ONLY thing that I'm concerned about having my own dog is that ...
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How to train a German Shepherd so that it is not agressive?

I just wanted to know how to make a German Shepherd less aggressive, so it doesn't bite and snap. These dogs are around 1 to 1.5 yrs old. And they're owned by most of my friends. Most of these GSDs ...
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10 month old GSD going crazy in crate - how to stop this?

My "bad" dog is crate trained for bed. At night he's great, but not when he goes in there for naps--he doesn't nap, he just goes crazy. He's mostly focused on my "good" dog (who ...
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Why does my cat chew through bags to get to food?

I have an 8 month old kitten and she has recently started destroying (chewing through) treat bags, food bags (both cat and dog food), and anything else that looks like it has treats in it. I have ...
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Can a 4yo cat be taught not to binge eat?

This is a 4 something year old Siamese cat. It is used to being fed precise meals. I would love to train it to eat only as much as it needs. Currently, it eats everything in the bow, possibly vomiting....
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Why doesn’t my dog come out with me?

I’m in an interesting and weird situation. I have a boxer. She doesn’t want to come out the house with me; for instance, I can’t take her outside to pee or poop; I can’t take her out at all. But when ...
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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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How can I dissuade a cat from entering certain areas of the house?

For her entire life, my cat has been indoors and as best I can tell has no desire to go outside. However, she still regularly wants to go to certain parts of the house, which could potentially be ...
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Potty training troubles

I have a 4 month old Rottweiler puppy, and she’s outside quite often as she’s very energetic and loves to run around and play. The problem I’m having though is that even though she is outside for ...
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Is there a way to stop my kitten from digging his claws into my arm for no reason?

So I recently adopted two new kittens, both of which are remarkably well behaved for their ages and breeds. The only real problem I have is with the male, a black cat that's a mix of Maine Coon and ...
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Dog won't drop ball while playing fetch, but he will drop other toys he fetches?

I have a 2-year old Golden Retriever who seems to love chuck-it balls above all else. He plays fetch just fine when it's with other toys, as long as they're not balls, and he drops them on cue or even ...
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How to make a cat feel comfortable with wearing clothes?

I live in a very cold house. Now that we are in the coolest time of the year, my cat spends the day looking for places to warm up and hide and does nothing else. It's a bit sad because he is a very ...
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My Dog Growls When I Try to Pick Her Up

My nine-month old English Boodle is very sweet and playful. She's never shown signs of aggression towards me or my family, or any other dogs - sometimes she tries to play with the cat, but usually ...

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