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

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Why my cat uses paws to bring food from plate to floor and then eats it from floor? [duplicate]

My cat doesn't like to eat from plate. She rather likes to eat from floor. In case of large food such as a piece of fish she will kick the food on plate a few times. Then she grabs the piece with ...
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does one have to prevent a dog from being on the couch?

I read in few places that if a puppy has an access to high places like the sofa, bed or being on our knees, it leads him to feel his the "alpha", and therefore be less obedient. Does this theory have ...
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Why is my dog suddenly peeing whenever she gets into the trash?

She's 5 years old and very well house trained. She hasn't 'gone' inside in over 5 years and hardly ever did even as a puppy. The only negative behavior I haven't been able to stop is that she gets ...
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How to dissuade my cat from jumping on my bed?

During the day, my cat loves to jump on my bed to groom himself there or have a nice nap. But I don't like that, because I don't like cat hair on my bed, and also as he is free to go out, he brings in ...
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Dog door training: he will go out but won’t come back in!

Recently we have purchased a dog door to allow our dog to go in and out of his own accord - however, although he will go out of the door to investigate noises he will not come back inside until ...
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How to teach my dogs not to wander on their own?

I have two dogs. No idea of the breed, they're from a shelter. I live in a house with a relatively large garden, on the slope of a forested hill in the middle of town. The garden would be ideal ...
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Dog running away with toy

I have searched this site and didn't find a question with the specific issue we're facing. We've tried to teach our dog fetch and came across an issue we didn't know we we're having prior to this and ...
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How do I train puppy to avoid running into people?

A 35 pound 5 month old careering around at 30 mph can be very dangerous. I have been knocked over a couple of times, thankfully no damage to him or me. He seems not to make any effort to avoid me or ...
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how do i get my kitten to stop chewing my wires? [duplicate]

I have a 2 month old kitten and she likes to chew/play eith my tv cables and wifi cables. Eveytime she does i say NO! or go snd move her but she just keeps doing it. Im at my wits end with it. The ...
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Why are horses broken in when they are grown up?

Why are horses broken in when they are grown up? Wouldn't it be easier to do it when they are little?
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How to treat car anxiety in dog?

I have a 4 year old Husky/Shepherd (70lbs) mix I adopted as a pup. I've had great success in training him and teaching him tricks, as he is highly food motivated. However, there has been one ...
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How can I correct disobedience when my dog is frightened?

I have a 4 year old Border Collie and she is very sensitive to noises. Not just loud noises, but any sort of "bassy" noise. These noises often occur while I'm out walking her, and when they do, she ...
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How to get cats to stop eating sound proofing material

I have sound proofing/deadening material up on my walls to help acoustics, but our cats like to eat it some times, and I can't imagine that's good for them. Is there something we could make/get to ...
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Hostile hamster - Biting hands whilst holding

I recently got a Syrian hamster at the age of seven weeks. Now, at the age of three months, he is not curiously nibbling me, but actually biting until I am bleeding (three times already). What am I ...
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How do I reduce my hound's intense prey drive (towards squirrels and cats)?

I have a Plott hound mix - rescue. He's a sweet heart. I've had him for 4 years and we've managed to smooth out most of his edges. I'm still struggling a bit to handle the [very] sporadic meltdowns ...
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Friendship between a boxer and puppy pitbull

I am worried about the relationship between my 4 year old boxer dog and my new pitbull puppy (3 months), which I buy today, because when I take my pitbull puppy to my apartment, my boxer kept looking ...
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How to administer medication to feisty cats

I wonder what other people do to get their cats to allow them to do flea treatments (advantage) or ANY other kind of medication. I have 4 cats, two older females at the age of 11 and 12 years and two ...
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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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6 week old staffy crying all day

I've only had my 6 week old staffy girl for a few days but she just CANNOT be left alone because she cries non-stop. I keep reading that I shouldn't pick her up out of the crate/playpen until she ...
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My kitten won't stop biting [duplicate]

He is about 3 to 4 months old. I read that kittens can start biting when they start getting their permanent teeth but he bites all the time. We play with toys and I let him bite them but he keeps ...
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Cat in a electronics hobbyist house

I really want a cat, but the problem is that my hobby is electronics. Half my house is a lab. I don't have dangerous equipment, but I do have tiny pieces. Most of the time are inside boxes, but when I ...
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how to stop my dog from bullying shy dogs

Whenever I take my dog to the park, the following happens: When a dog barks at him, even if it is a small Chihuahua, he immediately gets scared and jumps back. Otherwise, he just plays normally: ...
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Make A kitten Follow me

I have 2 1/2 months old male persian kitten , I bought it a month ago and the kitten does not seem to be friendly as I thought, sometimes it just get scared and keeps on running away. How much time it ...
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Is a 3-4 Month Puppy Too Young to Start Using a Gentle Leader?

I have a 14-week old Shepherd mix puppy who definitely pulls on his leash when we walk, but that's as to be expected at this age, so that's actually not why I was thinking about getting him a gentle ...
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Getting dog to sleep in another room

My girlfriend has a pug-chihuahua cross. I am moving in to her place and I am a light sleeper. The dog has always slept in bed with her. We have now trained her to sleep in her own doggy bed. It ...
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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 kitten pooping downstairs? [duplicate]

We got a kitten a while ago. She was about 8 weeks. We had her litter box downstairs but eventually moved it upstairs because she figured out how to go upstairs and was spending all her time up there. ...
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How Can I Bring My Newly Mid-Crate-Training Puppy to My Partner's House to Sleep?

I have a 13-week old puppy for almost a week now. He's a very good dog but with a lot of very normal puppy qualities (about 50% there on potty training, pretty good at crate-training, chewing on ...
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How to train a stray cat where I will feed it?

For several months we have a stray cat visiting our house regularly. She was pregnant, and has given birth to 4 adorable kittens on our roof. When she was pregnant, we had forbidden her from entering ...
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Train grown outdoor cat using the litter box

I have a grown outdoor cat. We will move in a few months and then we want the cat to stay in the house for the first days in the new home. So in those days my cat has to use the litter box. How to ...
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How to teach my cat not to bring toys to my bed?

My cat sleeps on my bed by my side. Even if I make separate bed and put her there she would not listen and come to sleep by my side. Anyway I kind of like it and has no problems. But the problem lies ...
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Snapping fingers in place of a clicker

I don't own any pet but I was considering getting a dog pretty soon. (A Basset Hound to be exact, gosh these guys are cute.) I'd like to teach my future companion a lot of things, from the basic "...
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Is it too late to train my cat out of biting? [duplicate]

My cat is now 8months, and I think I've been too permissive when he was younger, since I played a lot with him allowing him to give me small bites. Now he bites a lot, even when I'm just petting him ...
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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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Is my dog the aggressive one?

we just adopted a three year old dog, she is very friendly towards people when they come at the house or approach her, and outdoors she isn't even interested in other people. I've been practicing ...
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How to get a grown up cat to stop scratching while playing if it was used to it since it was a kitten?

I have a female cat that rips my hands while playing, but that isn't really the problem. The problem is that I used to always take her scratching and only stop playing when it got far more out of line ...
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I can't train my dog with treats

I have a six-month-old dog. I don't know his breed. I adopted him. So I try to train him by myself. Before start, I put some treats in my pocket. I give him the command or I throw the ball. He does ...
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Training multiple pets: separately or together?

I'm using a clicker to train two cats. I would like them to respond specifically, i.e. I want to be able to direct a command to one cat and not the other when both cats are present. If I train them ...
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How to stop a cat from breaking glasses?

When my cat drinks water from her water bowl she leaves in peace. But whenever I give her water from another bowl, she drinks then tries to break the glass. She pushes it with her nose and throws it ...
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Can a DOG learn to cover it's feces?

I'm wondering what other ways can we teach a dog to deal with it's feces. Can dogs learn to cover their feces? Is it even natural for them? And why don't usual dogs cover their feces? Is it 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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Dog all of a sudden scared of living room wall

My dog is a rescue. She has a very skittish, submissive personality--she gets scared by things fairly easily, but usually I can at least figure out why. But recently she has been avoiding coming into ...
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How can I stop my dog barking and growling at strangers and guests?

My dog is a 7 month old chihuahua/ dachshund. She's actually really playful and nice if she knows you, but she will bark and growl if your a new person. She won't let you pet her, and I really need ...
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Keeping my cats in a room while I am at work

Recently, I had to move back with my parents for various reasons, but one of which is to save up to buy a home. This process should take roughly a year or so. I don't have anyone with me so my cats (...
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My puppy doesn't want to walk (Newfoundland/Bernese Mountain Dog)

We have a puppy that is 3 months old (Newfoundland/Bernese Mountain Dog). He is very intelligent and he listens good but only when we are in side the house. When we are outside he gets dominant and ...
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My dog won't go and play in the yard anymore after I told him to stay on the deck once

I told my dog to stay on my deck while I cut my grass one day, and now he will not leave the porch at all, no matter what I do. How do I get him to go and play in the yard like he used to.
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Dog won't give the ball back

He's an American Bulldog btw. The thing is, he won't give you the ball back. He will chase it, get it and come back but he will just stand there with it in his teeth. I tried food (he's normally VERY ...
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How do I correct play biting?

I have two dogs, ones a 4 year old male Siberian husky with double hip dysplasia and the other is a 1 year and 8 month old female husky malamute mix of some sort. We just got our girl dog and she is ...
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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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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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