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Behavior of the pet, including social interactions with either humans or other animals.

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Have you ever heard the saying, "A tired dog is a good dog"? It's true. Dogs that don't get enough exercise are prone to bad behavior. Well, they aren't trying to be bad, but they generally start …
answered Jan 11 by elbrant
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The first dog I had (decades ago) used to pee every time I came home after being a work. It wasn't because she was scared. She was just excited to see me and couldn't hold it -- even though she didn't …
answered Jul 23 by elbrant
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You (almost certainly) adopted two feral cats. Let them be outdoor cats. They are adept at it and appear more comfortable with free roaming. Offer them kibble but don't obsess. They are satisfying the …
answered Dec 30 '18 by elbrant
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The easiest (fun) low (human) energy cat entertainment I know of is bouncing ping-pong balls off the kitchen floor. The balls are light weight with substantial bounce. Our cat loved this game. The bal …
answered Feb 26 by elbrant
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Two things could make a dramatic difference in situations like this. 1) Sleep in an old Tshirt a few nights, then allow the pup to have it in their crate. The shirt will "smell" like you and be comfo …
answered Nov 26 '18 by elbrant
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I tend to think that your pup is just having issues adapting to the new environment. Turn off all of your lights before bed tonight, then look and listen. Try to experience the house the way your dog …
answered Jul 21 by elbrant
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, but the cat cannot bite down if it's jaws are being shoved open and naturally release the hand. The cat will, in turn, forget about biting altogether. No solution for the face bites, except to say that the cat may automatically stop that behavior once it finds biting the hand is pointless. …
answered Jan 14 by elbrant
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Try offering her absolute favorite food, or a couple hot dog pieces (which dogs seem to find irresistible). Then take her for a really long walk. Keep her moving for at least a half hour. The movement …
answered Jan 30 by elbrant
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her (hunting/hound dog) instincts took over. Despite appreciating that she wasn't intentionally trying to hurt the other dog, it still horrifies me. And it's... "inappropriate behavior". How can I teach my dog that she can roughhouse with some dogs, but not other dogs? …
asked Jan 13 by elbrant
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Don't ignore the fact that you just moved and now he has this huge yard to protect. Give him some time to explore. And remember, just because you think he is going non-stop doesn't mean he is. He may …
answered Jan 22 by elbrant
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Just treat the pup normally. Jack's been through a lot in the last couple of months. Your friend left, you moved, he probably went into quarantine for a little while, and instead of going back home, h …
answered Dec 10 '18 by elbrant
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I am fortunate enough to be able to take my dog on an afternoon outing (nearly everyday) with the goal of wearing her out. We typically stop at one of the local grocers on the way home for any missing …
asked Mar 14 by elbrant
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Most, not all, dogs understand simple commands: "no", "lay down", "off", etc. Perhaps the best thing would be to teach the dog to interact with you differently. I'm not saying that you need to spend h …
answered Dec 11 '18 by elbrant