Questions tagged [vocalizations]

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

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Why does my cat cry outside the window when it is open enough for her to come inside?

I live in a ground floor flat. My cat has demonstrated that she is well able to come and go through any open window in my flat - even the high one at the top of the window frame. Sometimes, however, ...
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3 mo. old dachshund puppy is quiet in crate for an hour, then starts barking

Our 3 mo. old dachshund puppy has gotten pretty good at being in his crate for about an hour to an hour and a half during the day. We've never had any trouble at night. He'll sleep 8+ hours and doesn'...
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What was my dog trying to communicate with this part-howl while meeting new people on a walk?

I'm guessing that's a tricky question to answer, so I'm going to provide lots of details. Thanks for your patience! tl/dr: I was out for a walk with all of my kids. My dog does well with kids (...
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Integrating a kitten - meowing back

We've recently gotten a (10 week old) kitten and we're trying to integrate her into the household. There is already an adult cat in the house, but we haven't arrived at the point of introducing them ...
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Puppy barks at other dogs [duplicate]

We have a 13 weeks old hybrid puppy. It's a mix between a black Labrador, Golden retriever and Australian Shepard. She is very happy to meet other dogs and gets along with most of them. The problem ...
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How can I rebuild my relationship with my cat?

I have a very sweet 3 year old male rag doll and I adore him. However last year was difficult because I lost a baby and went into a severe depression that I am still recovering from. Thankfully my ...
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Stopping bad behavior/aggression

How do I stop my dog (3 year old) from barking and running at my nine year old daughter when she comes down the stairs or gets up from the couch, talks or if I talk to her? The bark sounds mean but ...
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How do I stop Screaming while riding in the Car

My dog screams as soon as my husband and I start to drive. She wants to go and is upset when she is left at home. But, when she is in the car, she starts screaming. I bought a Thunder Shirt but this ...
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Is my kitten growling at her sister while playing with toys?

I recently adopted 2 kitten sisters and they are 3 months old now. They play together everyday, with toys and each other, chasing each other or play fighting, climbing and other activities. However, ...
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Anxious dog howls and screams when we take our other dog out

So we have three dogs of ages: 5, 3, and 7 months. We take the two older dogs outside to go potty at the same time and take the puppy separately because she gets distracted to easily. Whenever we take ...
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What can cause a senior cat to have episodes of loud plaintive meowing?

My indoor, neutered, male cat, probably age 10-12 (shelter adoption so unsure), sometimes suddenly starts meowing very loudly and plaintively while wandering around the house. At times when I've seen ...
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What do you call the cat sound that comes out from the throat like "pigeons"?

I looked all over the net, but I couldn't find the answer. My cats sometime do this weird nose without using their lips. it's cute and funny. The sound comes out from the throat as if they are ...
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Moving into new house, neighbours have sensitive dog

I am moving house and on visits to inspect the property before moving in, the neighbours dog would bark very aggressively whenever I went out to the back garden. The dog does not bark when I am inside ...
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Chattering weird noise! [duplicate]

My 1year old cat has started to chatter makes a weird movement with his mouth, mainly when hes doing nothing! Not like hes seen something to catch, the total opposite! Could this be anything to worry ...
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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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Why has my 8 month old puppy started to whine?

I have a 9 month old mastiff/pit male puppy who, for the most part, is an exceptionally well behaved pup. However, his persistent whining is getting out of hand. He was only 7 weeks old when I got him ...
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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 asking for, with continuous meowing?

There's this cat in the neighborhood which doesn't have an owner, and I suspect she 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? [duplicate]

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 [duplicate]

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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Scared of my dog's behavior - is it anxiety or some superstition stuff?

I have a problem with my 8 (soon 9) year old Labrador. At night, he runs away and always comes back really tired, but keeps going outside every night. From time to time, he howls outside the house (...
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Why can't my cat meow, unless she really wants in the house?

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 one 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 ...
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Why does my cat meow a lot more since moving?

I've moved from a two bedroom apartment into a two storey house. My cats have a lot more room to roam around in. My older cat meows a lot more now. He almost never did before. When he does it, he does ...
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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 "...