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Negative reinforcement like crating your dog if he didn't pee actually makes lessons harder to learn. The dog has to understand the link between (missing) behavior and punishment and this link needs to be reinforced. Positive reinforcement makes lessons much easier and much more fun to learn. So try supervising him again for a week and every time he pees or ...


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While "resource guarding" of a toy is more common in dogs than cats, it can happen; in these cases, it's better to stick to supervised play with the toy in question, to help prevent any extreme escalation of the aggressive behavior. Most of the tactics for addressing resource guarding in dogs depend on training tactics that don't work well in cats, ...


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You should tell him that this behavior is not allowed, but in dog language. When humans get angry, they often start hitting or slapping dogs, but this is less effective than other gestures and in the worst case can lead to aggression. So please don't hit your dog or cause him pain in any other way. Yelling or screaming at the dog is also not effective. It ...


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I have two kittens who are 3 and 4 months old respectively. The younger one, Salem, LIVES to see me sweep the litter up. I caught him in the act of trying to scoop the litter out of the box and onto the floor, and I am CERTAIN it's so that he could see me use the dustpan. They both come running and watch me clean the litter box and swat at the broom as I ...


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