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

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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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What arguments are there for lure-and-reward (with or without some use of a clicker) as opposed to “pure” clicker training with dogs?

By "pure clicker training" I mean a programme that keeps strictly to the cue-click-reward structure and does not involve any luring, for example with food. Rather, the trainer "captures" behaviours or ...
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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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How to stop submissive urination?

My 6-month old puppy pees when we scold him... I read that you're not supposed to yell at the dog when they mess up, but just now he ran out of the door even though he knows he's not supposed to and ...
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Female always hanging off males throat

We have two dogs - brother and sister from different litters. Albert is 20 months and Ursula is 1 year and was the runt of her litter. Ursula joined us when she was 3 months old and Albert was 11 ...
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Toy poodle seeking attention

My 1 yr old poodle always seeks attention from me when I get home after work (he is usually confined in the kitchen). He will whine non-stop when he sees me and hoping I will let him out. The reason ...
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Is it possible to train dogs to detect Hypoglycemia?

Is there any evidence that dogs can detect hypoglycemia in humans? If yes, how is that possible? How is it possible that we can use that ability to train a dog to alert a diabetic when sugar levels ...
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How to get a roommate's dog to stop harassing girlfriends?

The problem: I bring over a date to the house. Roommate's dog does not leave us alone. Well first, violence is not an option since it's usually a big turnoff to company. Separating the dog from us ...
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Should I make eye contact with my relative's aggressive dog?

I am visiting family for the holidays. One of the relatives has brought a dog that lays on the couch and barks whenever I come within, say, 10 feet of it. (For example, let's say I'm looking for the ...
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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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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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What is the best way to keep lawn alive with two big dogs?

I'm about to move into a brand new house with a brand new lawn and I have some concerns... First of all, I want to be able to leave my dogs outside when I go to work, but they will dig. (And I know ...
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How do you keep your household pet/s away from your toy collections?

I own a small companion, a mixed Pomeranian and Lhasa Apso breed. Don't let his size fool you, that little bugger can be ferocious at times, chewed off the head of my beloved Snake Eyes (G.I. Joe) ...
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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 ...