• Can dogs tell the difference between an attractive human and an unattractive one?

    I ask cause sometimes I ask my dog for a kiss and he just turns his head away.☹️
    I ask cause sometimes I ask my dog for a kiss and he just turns his head away.☹️
    79 answers · 4 days ago
  • Don’t want to leave dog behind during holidays?

    I was thinking about going back home to see family for the holidays.... I live in a different state. The family member that i was going to stay with says i can no longer bring my pup. She initially told me i could. She is seeing someone and he is allegedly allergic to dogs. I asked if he is allergic to all dogs,... show more
    I was thinking about going back home to see family for the holidays.... I live in a different state. The family member that i was going to stay with says i can no longer bring my pup. She initially told me i could. She is seeing someone and he is allegedly allergic to dogs. I asked if he is allergic to all dogs, because my pup is a Maltese and is therefore a hypoallergenic dog. To sum things up, my dog isn’t welcome there. I’m not leaving my dog behind. I’ve had him since he was 8 weeks old, he is now almost 4 years old and i’ve never spent a night without him. He is not just a dog to me. So at this point, i’ve decided to either stay at my place, just my pup and I for the holidays or we may take a trip to cali and spend it there. I’m a little upset because the dog wasn’t an issue before. I’m glad that I didn’t book my flight because i would have been livid. My question is, am i wrong for being mad?
    20 answers · 2 days ago
  • Wat would u do with your pets if we had a nuclear attack or kind of emergency where u needed to go to a shelter but they couldn t come in?

    Would you be able to leave them outside to die?
    Would you be able to leave them outside to die?
    13 answers · 19 hours ago
  • My dog keeps killing my neighbours cats. Should I have him euthanased?

    My 4 year old English staffy has killed and badly injured 2 cats. My neighbours cats from both sides of my house ( 2 seperate neighbours) both times the cats were in my yard. He badly injured my elderly neighbours cat last night, I assume it will die from the injuries, it had no blood but was paralysed. The cat was... show more
    My 4 year old English staffy has killed and badly injured 2 cats. My neighbours cats from both sides of my house ( 2 seperate neighbours) both times the cats were in my yard. He badly injured my elderly neighbours cat last night, I assume it will die from the injuries, it had no blood but was paralysed. The cat was in my yard, I wrapped the cat in a towel and took him to the neighbours and appogised. The neighbour usually gives my dog treats every day, I feel so sorry. Should I have the dog put to sleep? He kills anything that enters the yard. Birds, possums and cats :) in Australia it’s nirmsl for dogs to live outside. My house is a high house and he has a kennel under the stairs and he also has a bed under the house where I park the car. It’s not an option to have him inside as I don’t want dog smell in my house.
    28 answers · 4 days ago
  • My boyfriends dog killed his other dog?

    Best answer: First, it is NEVER a good idea to just THROW multiple new dogs into a household, no matter how well behaved the dogs might be. The dogs have to be CAREFULLY INTRODUCED in a NEUTRAL territory away from both the home and the yard- which I am sure was NOT DONE. Secondly, the dogs from his parents WERE NOT well... show more
    Best answer: First, it is NEVER a good idea to just THROW multiple new dogs into a household, no matter how well behaved the dogs might be. The dogs have to be CAREFULLY INTRODUCED in a NEUTRAL territory away from both the home and the yard- which I am sure was NOT DONE.

    Secondly, the dogs from his parents WERE NOT well behaved. They were rowdy and fought or scuffled often - which you say UPSET his dog When dog fights break out, dogs often pile up on one dog - and this may have happened in this case.

    It takes remarkably little to hurt a small dog or animal. It can be suffocated by simply being grabbed around the ribcage. There is no way to know who started it- and whether it was fighting or rowdy play. It is also possible they were playing, since you woke up and had heard NOTHING to warn you of say a major dog fight.

    Further. all of you broke another CARDINAL RULE IN DOGS: it is NEVER recommended to ever put dogs together in a household that weigh more than 25 pounds more than each other, due to the high likelihood of injury, even in play.

    In that you (plural) did not choose to confine the dogs, when you could not watch them (by crating or any other means) there was no way to avoid a problem - whether in play or due to aggression or resource guarding. The incident could (also) have occurred while you were at the grocery store or at work.

    Your Dane is quite large and very unlikely to die from a single puncture wound, unlike a small dog. It will depend on again how the dog is introduced to his dog and whether your dog is OPPOSITE gender (which is best) in this situation. I would make sure the remaining parental dog is out of the household first.

    BF's dog should never have been asked to deal with TWO INVADING dogs to his home and territory. If all were male; even worse. Further, if his dog is not neutered, it needs to happen, ASAP. Neutered dogs bite people and other dogs => 75% LESS OFTEN.

    A refresher obedience course for BOTH your dog and his, might also be advisable, since you will both need good control and good manners in the dogs, if you do a combined household.
    10 answers · 2 days ago
  • I want to get a tiny dog?

    10 answers · 8 hours ago
  • How do you train your dog to sit?

    11 answers · 1 day ago
  • My dog is suddenly getting aggressive?

    My dog just moved into my apartment with me from my parent's backyard. She has never really shown signs of aggression, but the last few days, she's been growling at simple things like me putting on or taking off her harness. I have to use the harness (which she used to love) because she barks at other dogs... show more
    My dog just moved into my apartment with me from my parent's backyard. She has never really shown signs of aggression, but the last few days, she's been growling at simple things like me putting on or taking off her harness. I have to use the harness (which she used to love) because she barks at other dogs and people in my apartment complex when we go for walks/outside to potty. She also used to HATE being in her crate, but now she retreats into it for the entire day. A few minutes ago, I was putting her harness on her to go outside and she got away from me and went into her crate, but the unfinished harness got caught on the crate's hook. She snarled and barked at me when I helped her get uncaught. Please help, I don't want to get rid of her. I need to know why she's like this now or how I can help fix her.
    10 answers · 4 days ago
  • Will these kill a dog?

    Many people with think this is cruel but it’s my only hope of not having to put my dog to sleep. She’s not people aggressive but even though she has been raised with the same dog for 8 years has become very aggressive. I just need something for when they lock on to each other we can separate them. Again I am... show more
    Many people with think this is cruel but it’s my only hope of not having to put my dog to sleep. She’s not people aggressive but even though she has been raised with the same dog for 8 years has become very aggressive. I just need something for when they lock on to each other we can separate them. Again I am running out of options she’s a older pit that’s now becoming dog aggressive. Chances of re homing her are slim.
    12 answers · 2 days ago
  • My dog won’t eat after going to the groomers?

    Yesterday she was at the groomers (she’s an 8 year old Shih Tzu) and now she keeps quietly whining like almost a quiet grunting noise. She’s holding her neck out and also won’t eat. She’s drank some water though. She’s been coughing as if to puke but hasn’t eaten so won’t puke. Not moving around much. She’s always... show more
    Yesterday she was at the groomers (she’s an 8 year old Shih Tzu) and now she keeps quietly whining like almost a quiet grunting noise. She’s holding her neck out and also won’t eat. She’s drank some water though. She’s been coughing as if to puke but hasn’t eaten so won’t puke. Not moving around much. She’s always had skin problems, so maybe having her fur shaved irritated it? Seems to be something internal though. Any ideas of what might be going on / treatment ideas? Definitely will bring her to the vet if she doesn’t eat soon.
    29 answers · 6 days ago
  • Should I get a puppy?

    7 answers · 10 hours ago
  • Which dog name do you like best?

    1. Chewie 2. Charger 3. Chori 4. Cheddar 5. Chuma Or, if you don't like any of them please help me think of a name that starts with C or Ch, thanks!
    1. Chewie 2. Charger 3. Chori 4. Cheddar 5. Chuma Or, if you don't like any of them please help me think of a name that starts with C or Ch, thanks!
    17 answers · 4 days ago
  • What is the best dog to have as a first pet?

    Best answer: Labrador Retriever
    Best answer: Labrador Retriever
    8 answers · 2 days ago