Questions tagged [vocalizations]

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

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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, who is one year and ten months old. She is acting too naughty recently: she digs into our blankets and jeans, bites sleeves--but only those of my 14 years old sister--and pulls ...
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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 ...
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How can I keep my dog from crying when he's kenneled in the car?

When I take my 2 dogs in the car, they travel in the same kennel in the backseat. My Boston Terrier is fine, but my Peke cries the whole way wherever we're going, but he's quiet on the way back. He's ...
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How do I stop my dog from barking at random strangers

We have a 3 month old puppy who is 50% Anatolian Shepherd and 50% unknown (though we suspect some bloodhound). She is very gentle at playing, loves meeting and playing with new people, and has never ...
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How do I stop my dog from barking when I bring him outside?

Every day we tie our dog up outside because we live in the country, and he likes to get into a lot of mud. But whenever we bring him outside, he always starts barking like crazy to go back inside. ...
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How do I get my dog to stop barking in the morning?

Our charming rockaway wolf is about 9 months old and is turning out to be a great alarm clock. He is up at 5:55 am every morning trying to nose us out of bed. If nudging and blanket yanking and elbow ...
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Positive reinforcement to diminish barking

This is a question for my friend who has a (female) Chihuahua (8 years old) named Maple. She has a tendency to bark at pretty much every person who enters the house, even if it's family and friends. ...
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Why are dogs afraid of fireworks and thunder?

When my dog was younger she had no visible reaction to fireworks or thunder. At about 5 years old it started to be an issue, and now (at 7) she panics and hides under the table, shaking, when some ...
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How often do Beagles vocalize?

I live in an apartment and am reluctant to obtain a Beagle mix due to the reputation for excessive vocalization. My question is whether Beagles can learn not to bark with extended professional ...
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How do I stop my Shiba puppy from screaming at the top of his lungs everyday at 6am?

How do I stop by Shiba puppy from screaming at the top of his lungs everyday at 6am, both in the short term and in the long term? He is currently being crated at night and for a few hours during the ...
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What does this cat want from me when meowing accusingly?

My girlfriend has an indoor cat that now lives together with us. I never had any pets before, so I have a hard time interpreting. Sometimes, she will approach me and meow in a voice that sounds like “...
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Do rabbits make any sounds?

I'm considering a pet rabbit and I am wondering about noise issues. If dogs bark and cats meow, do rabbits make any noises, or are they silent?
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Why does my dog make a fuss when my wife comes home?

George, my 9 year old German Shepherd Dog/Border Collie mix, will make a huge fuss when my wife comes home. If he even thinks he hears her car coming, he will start barking, whining, and making lots ...
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How do I stop a crated dog from barking?

We recently rescued our dog (6-12 months old), who was very undernourished and slept quite often. As we've done with other pets, we attempted to crate train him. At first, it didn't appear that he had ...
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Why does my cat's nose get wet when purring?

I noticed that my cat's nose gets wet from time to time. I called the vet and he told me that I should observe the cat's activities: whether it starts being miserable, whether it eats less, etc. ...
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What distinct sounds do guinea pigs make? and what onomatopoeias are commonly used to describe them?

I've been reluctant to ask this question as there many lists like this all over the net. However, another question I had about cavies made that there isn't a good list of all synonyms and what ...
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How can I get my dog to stop being so sensitive to noise?

I have a 4-year old dog who, at times, is very fearful. We can deal with her fearfulness, but the problem we can't seem to resolve is her sensitivity to noise. If someone slams a car door outside and ...
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5-month puppy first day at home: guarding couch, growling, biting

Apologies for the long post in advance! After our beloved Dobermann passed away some time ago, we decided to get a new dog. We picked a cute 5-month mixed race puppy from a local shelter. In the ...
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How to teach a dog how to bark?

I have a 5 year old male German Shorthair Pointer / Black Lab mix. When I let him outside, I would like him to bark to get back in, so that if I am not in the room to let him in, I could hear him bark....
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How can I stop my dogs from barking at animals on television?

I have 2 pugs. When they see an animal on television, they alert and bark like crazy. If I tell them to stop, they will stop barking loudly, but continue to growl. If the animal stays onscreen for a ...
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Why do cats often screech when mating?

My friend has two pet cats. I saw them mating. After mating, when the male jumped off her back, the female cat screeched. This is not to be mistaken with cats fighting, he didn't bite her or anything....
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Why does my cat (almost) constantly purr while he's awake?

I've heard cats purr to show contentment (though humans who want that to be true may be imagining it). WebMD suggests they purr (1) to get our attention ("feed me!"); (2) when content ("petting time")...
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Why is my cat growling at his toys?

I have an adolescent cat that I adopted as a kitten (not this one :P ), and he growls when playing with his toys. At first I thought that he was growling at our other cat (also adopted as a kitten) ...
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How to stop my dog from howling all through the night?

I noticed that for the past few day, my dog howls a lot in the night. I initially thought it was because I forgot to give him food before going to sleep but yesterday and the day before, I'm sure I ...
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How much purring is too much purring?

I have an adolescent cat that I adopted as a kitten. For some time now I have noticed that he is purring a lot. I know that when giving affection this behavior is normal but my cat seems to start ...
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How can I prevent my dog's frantic behavior when the doorbell rings?

My 5-year-old pug barks, whines, runs, jumps and lunges at the door when the doorbell goes off or if we have people come to the door. Since she is the largest and loudest of our 3 dogs, she gets the ...
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Why might my cat whine at night?

My cat whines occasionally some nights, and although annoying, I'm actually concerned that something might be hurting him. Are there any common cat problems that cause them to whine at night?
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How do I stop my dog from barking at people through the fence?

What is the best way to stop my fenced-in dog from barking at people who are passing by on the street?

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