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The sounds a pet makes: barking, meowing, or otherwise, and how to manage or interpret them.

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Bark collars and “shock therapy”

We're at our wits end with our dog's barking – he barks aggressively (meaning that if I didn't know him I would feel like he might be a threat if he got out) at pretty much anyone who goes by. He ...
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7 month dog growls/barks at anyone in the house when I am away

I have a 7 month old intact male Border Collie. I got him when he was ~4 months. I live with three other roommates and close to my family. When I first got him, he was timid around people and would ...
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What can we do to encourage our elderly dog to be less yappy?

We have a relatively elderly Miniature Schnauzer (11 years old now). When she was younger, she used to pretty much ignore other dogs when on and off the leash. She's not really one for socialising, ...
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My cat starts meowing constantly when someone is sleeping with the door closed [duplicate]

Due to certain circumstances me and my friend have really different sleep schedules. He sleeps during the night while i sleep during afternoon. As a result whenever we go to sleep we close the doors ...
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My (older) dog is driving my roomate/neighbors crazy

So I have a little poodle mix named Jaxon, he's about 14 years old and weighs about 8 pounds. I've had him since he was about 2 and a half. He's always been a very laid back dog, likes to be around ...
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How can I train my paranoid dog to NOT bark at every stranger she meets? [duplicate]

We live in a shady neighborhood so we bought a big dog (5 months old now) and have been training her to bark on command. We haven't been doing this for long so she doesn't recognize the command ...
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How to deal with a dog that barks at people when the owner is not present [duplicate]

I have two labrador retrievers, both very socialized and outgoing. I take them obedience trials and are fully trained. I am stuck because today my neighbor said one of my dogs barks at every person ...
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German Shepherd barks non-aggressively at children

My German Shepherd (9 months, female) is completely non-aggressive. I only saw her being protective once when a female homeless person yelled at my girlfriend from very close. All nice and fine. ...
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My Australian Shepherd is Afraid of Snow Plows and Garbage Trucks

A little background, my dog is an Australian Shepherd and we rescued him when he was 2 years old from the SPCA. He came from Virginia and has a lot of quirks, but one of the trickiest one is that he ...
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Why do cats sometimes sound like crying babies?

Cats - both housecats and outdoor cats, and feral cats to boot - will sometimes make an eerie sound that sounds very much like a human baby crying. It can be quite disconcerting, hearing what sounds ...
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My 3 year old cat's meow changed from a squeak to a meow

When I adopted my cat, he only made squeaking sounds. He sounded like a kitten but I was told he is 3 years old. Just recently (today) when we came home, instead of just squeaking at us, he started to ...
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What is this street cat trying to ask me for

There's this cat in the neighborhood which doesn't have an owner and I suspect it has never had one since she's very cautious and doesn't get very close. I left her food sometimes, lately for about ...
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My 4 month old Cockateil makes some odd noises as if it is talking with someone else. Do I need to worry about such behaviour?

My Cockatiel which is around 3-4 months old, seems to make noises that resemble "Talking". These noises are often made when it is in a free mood but not in any other uncomfortable situations. I'm ...
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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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Why has my kitten's “meow” sound reduced suddenly?

I wasn't at home from morning to evening. Morning I had given the cat some milk and left for college. When I returned in the evening, I notice that the kitten is trying to "meow" but it isn't able to ...
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Why do cats purr?

There's many questions about purring and some questions about how much purring is normal. Why does my cat (almost) constantly purr while he's awake? How much purring is too much purring? What I ...
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Glassy eyes and very vocal. What does that mean?

So my boy cat has glassy eyes and has been meowing a lot for the past two days. He has been eating well and is also playing with us. I see darkened wet skin around the corner of his left eye but not ...
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Burying and growling

My dog just did something she had never done before. I gave her a treat, but instead of eating it she went outside and started to bury it near our tree. About two months ago she had puppies and even ...
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Why is this cat making this sound?

I want to know why the cat in this video: https://youtu.be/WdbB_6mlCPw?t=521 is making this sound. Is a particular meow of that breed or...?
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Dog barks when my partner is away

We have a rescue dog who wasn't socialised at all and so has a few behaviour problems. The most difficult problem at the moment is that whenever my partner isn't here she seems very anxious and ...
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Dog barks for an hour when expecting owner home [duplicate]

My Friend rex the dog who lives with my neighbour barks his little stubby head off from 4-5:30 pm every day when he knows his owner is coming home. During the day he lives in the yard, waiting. ...
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Why can't my cat meow

My cat can meow, but only when she really wants in the house, other times she makes high pitched noises or no noise at all. It's like, she opens her mouth, wait a few milliseconds, and a small squeak ...
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Stop territorial aggression in my dog

My dog is 7 months old, and is a small dog- dachshund. She's been barking and growling at strangers walking by our house, around our house, or guests coming. If she sees a stranger outside of our home,...
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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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Very affectionate and almost always purring cat [duplicate]

My 1 year old male cat has loved belly rubs ever since he was a kitten- he's only ever lived with us and is both an indoor and outdoor cat. He is always snuggling up to us, rolling over, and letting ...
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How do I stop my dog from barking when I'm not home? [duplicate]

My dog barks a lot when we're not home. We can hear him when we leave, but we had always assumed he calmed down after a short period. Our neighbors complained today that he's been incessantly barking ...
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Dogs barking in their crate at 5:30 every morning

We recently rescued two poodle terriers ages 6 and 7. When we first got them they stayed quiet until we got up. Its been about 4 months since we've had them and about a month ago they started ...
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Ultrasonic Bark Control

We have a dog who is quite a barker – any activity outside of our yard is cause for a loud and often sustained volley of barking. It is driving one of our neighbors crazy, so we've been experimenting ...
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7 month old cat throws up wet food

He threw up twice in 7 hours, it looked like his wet food and 1 of his whole treats. He plays and runs around like normal. He has been purring a whole lot as well. He ate his dry food from the slow ...
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My dog barks early in the morning, but it doesn't carry on

A few months ago my girlfriend and 2 cats moved in, and my dog (9 year old labrador) got shut out from the bedroom. Due to the large attached bath, it was the most logical place for their litterbox ...
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How to stop my dog from barking at other male dogs?

I have two dogs, a 2 years old unneutered male mastiff mix and a 10 years old neutered female fox terrier mix. When I walk them in my neighborhood and we see another male dog, the male dog starts ...
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Cat keeps hissing/attacking dog without reason

I have a calico cat (4f) and my roommate's golden lab dog (5m) in a townhome together. The cat has her own space for litter, food, and a bed. She also has toys in the main space. Generally the two ...
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My Cat Growls at Me When I'm Outside

I have an indoor cat who has no problem with me when I'm inside. She'll come up to me, let me pet her, etc. She even sleeps on my side of the bed when I'm out. But whenever I go outside and pass by ...
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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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My dog barks at random strangers but then follows them?

I have a 2 year old JackChi named Sasha who's incredibly sweet and loves attention, however she is a monster when she's outside. I live with my grandma and sometimes she'll forget to close the door, ...
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Preffered method for applying a barking collar

My dog has been vocal for most of his life, and nothing I have tried has worked; including training (both reward and punishment), keeping him inside (he still barks at almost anything), and I have ...
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Figuring out why one of my dogs barks at one of my roommates

I live in a household that includes 4 people and 5 dogs. Of this group, one of the people and 3 of the dogs are relatively new: a new roommate moved in and brought a breeding pair of min-pins, and we ...
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My dog goes crazy barking when I return home

I can be gone for 30 minutes or all day (work). He goes crazy barking, whirling around, preventing me from walking into the house. If anyone saw him, they would think he is being aggressive, but he ...
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How can I teach my puppy to not bark when we leave the room?

We have a new Samoyed puppy, and he's a vocal little guy. I could ignore it if we weren't in an apartment, but he barks. A lot. It's at it's worst when he sees us leave the room, the house, or ...
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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 to stop early morning barking [duplicate]

I have 2 crated dogs who bark (or at least one of them barks early morning). I work shifts so get up at different times. I have tried ignoring the barking, ignoring the dogs for a period of time and ...
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How to humanely discourage a dog from barking?

After reading this very unpleasant next item (a dog whose muzzle was shut with electrical tape) I became curious: how would you humanely discourage, prevent or forbid a dog to bark excessively ?
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Is there a solution to improve the quality of life for my basset hound?

Our basset hound is 16 years old. Here are his symptoms: vision almost gone, hearing almost gone, back legs very weak and sometimes needs help to stand up, no control over urinary and bowl movements. ...
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How can I keep neighborhood dogs from barking?

I like to walk with my family and dog in the evening around my neighborhood. Unfortunately, I'm surrounded by neighborhood dogs that have not been trained not to bark unnecessarily. It makes what ...
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How can I train my dog to fetch (or at least not bark for me to throw the ball)?

I adopted my dog, 8 year old (Nova Scotia duck tolling) Retriever about 8 months ago. She's super smart and learns new tricks really quickly, but I haven't been able to figure out how to teach her to ...
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Why does my boyfriend's dog hate me?

My boyfriend's dog hates me and I don't know why. He is fine when others are around, but when I'm alone he gets really aggressive towards me. Here is an example of his behaviour towards me this ...
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Female pug getting too excited

I own a female pug, 1year 10months old. She is acting too naughty these days. She digs into our blankets and jeans. She bites the sleeves of ONLY MY 14Yr old SISTER and pulls it. She's been doing this ...
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How can I keep my dog from barking when I don't know what he's barking at?

We have a young male Husky/German Shepherd mixed breed. About a year old, pretty good size. Let's call him Tobias. He has a friend, an older male Alaskan Malamute, named Titan, who is about 5 years ...
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How do I stop my Red Nose Pitbull from barking at my neighbors cat?

My neighbors have a cat that comes into our backyard at night to sleep (so cute) but my meanie Red Nose always goes over to bark at the cat. I understand my dog is trying to protect us but this cat ...
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Cat Vocal Exercises for a cat with a quiet voice?

Ok, I know this one is sort of weird but here it is: Is there any sort of vocal exercises for my cat? Backstory: I had a few cat's and I enjoyed hearing them purr, mew and etc. The problem is that my ...