Fucking how do I manage this? >tried redirecting >tried lip pinching >tried No and Leave It and sudden obedience training >Tried fingers down throat >Currently trying Timeouts.
She just gets to a manic state sometimes where she just endlessly tries to attack feet and hands and won't stop for anything. I don't want to smack her or spray her or something but argh... I know it's a aerially... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Assuming it's not because of lack of bite inhibition (if it is, I can't help you. I have a year old cat that still fucks me up because it left it's mom and siblings too soon) I would say get him a bunch of different chews. Antlers, bones, ropes, doggy teethers, whatever, and see if he likes those any better than your hand. If not, the dog trainer I trained under would fucking screech when a dog would bite or scratch her to 'train' the dog that it's not ok. I'll be honest, I've yet to see that work and it just sets off my anxiety, but it's... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Sometimes, I come to the conclusion that - if I ever manage to have my own house (lol, fat chance) - it would be good for me to get a dog, so that at least I can have someone to keep me company and who can miss me, but who will also make me have to be responsible, so that I don't get too detached from reality.
I think I want a rottweiler, or a labrador.
My only question is: how do so many normalfags have dogs? Housebreaking and general training seem to be pretty time-intensive, and I'd probably only be able to do it if I were a NEET, because there's no way I could do it with an 8-hour job.
Also, I keep hearing about how shit dog food from the stores is, so would it be a good idea to feed it scraps from the table? I mean as in: bits of chicken or beef or lamb that I discard and don't cook, some eggs every so often, stuff like that (I know they aren't supposed to eat chocolate and avocados and a whole bunch of other vegetables onions).
This is all hypothetical, since I'm about as far off from purchasing my own home as humanity is from colonizing the galaxy.
P.S. Why is it most dog-owners on the internet are total assholes? I've seen a bunch of forums with well-meaning people asking legitimate questions like "Why is my puppy acting this way? Did I do something wrong?", and so many people who are currently dog-owners reply with the most condescending shit like "WOW, maybe it's YOU who's acting wrong" or "LOL, it's so obvious that puppy is more intelligent and assertive than YOU," or "HAHA, YOUR PUPPY WON'T EVEN LISTEN TO YOU? YOU'RE OBVIOUSLY NOT MEANT TO OWN ONE, GET A CAT"
>>2015547 Labs are super high energy puppies, but easier to train than a rottie. I've had 2 labs and a rottie when I was a wee lad. A lot of normal people don't train their dogs more than sit and shake, maybe lie down. Which doesn't take much time at all. Housebreaking really doesn't take too long of actual effort. Just get a bell and hang it on your door handle, that speeds up the process.
>so would it be a good idea to feed it scraps from the table I would say no, because it will expect more, and be nosy while you are cooking, and pissed when you don't give them any. >Why is it most dog-owners on the internet are total assholes? I never really got that impression, because for each asshole like that, there are a ton of nice people willing to help you.
>>2015562 Would you rather he tell you no just so your fee fees don't get hurt. Dying, even for humans, rarely ever is in a comfortable place, surrounded by family and painless. Time to wake up to reality.
I want to get another animal... either a kitten or a dog. But I already have two cats, and two cats that don't get along well at all. They mostly tolerate each other, but still. I feel bringing in another animal would just disrupt the tense harmony my house has.
So how do I stop wanting more animals? Like I know it's a bad idea, but I can't stop wanting to adopt another. How can I finally just convince myself to not to?
I wish I had a big fuzzy tiger to play with, but I am completely against removing endangered species from their habitat, especially when they are infants. I hate fucking Saudis for having such a high demand for cheetahs as pets.
I have pic related in a corner of my living room by some windows. My cat absolutely loves it and spends most of the time he isn't sleeping playing around in that corner. I'd like to get him something else to add to that corner of the room to make it "his" a little bit more. He already has a cat bed, a condo, some tunnels, and cardboard scratchers elsewhere in the house. Any idea for what I could add that I'm missing?
I got my first Cactus half a year ago, and if these plants ain't just the coolest shit around then you don't know whats up. The little guy has absolutely exploded i ngrowth though, at least tripling in size since I bought it, even with low light and only being watered once a month, it just won't stop. It's so fast I can wake up the next day and notice another almost milimeter of growth. I almost think it's too fast though, the skinny part is starting to lean under it's own weight. What the heck did do to get it to grow so explosivley? Pic related... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>i'm alone downstairs >my old black lab is laying down >I lay down with him wrap my arms and blanket around around him >remember all the times I was upset and how no matter what he always had that big dumb look on his face and was always happy to see me >remember the times he woke me up at five in the morning with his tail thumping on the floor >start sobbing like a child Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
One of our cats has been sick on and off for awhile now. We just got a call from our vet saying that he's almost certainly in or about to go into renal failure. His recommendation was euthanasia. My wife and I are talking about whether to have our 5 year there when it happens. Growing up I was there for my pets, but my wife wasn't. I think he's old enough to understand what's going on but my wife disagrees and thinks he's still too young and it would just upset him. We had another cat die of old age... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Hi /an/! Anyone here have experience with medical alert dogs? I really want to get a puppy and train it to alert me of impending migraines, (Which have become debilitating over the past few years) but since I live in an apartment and probably will for the next 10 years, I need a small dog, preferably 30 pounds or less. I'd also like for it to be able to do /out stuff with me like hiking, etc.
Any breed suggestions? It seems like most medical alert dogs or service dogs are the size of golden retrievers or larger.
>>2015262 Yeah, they go through the same training as diabetic shock alert dogs. I've heard of all kinds of dogs being able to detect whatever "migraine scent" is, so I guess I'm looking for trainability.
>>2015394 Despite all the anti-misanthropy, this is actually the best option. Life on Earth will always be a cruel struggle for most animals, but industrialised breeding and slaughter takes the cake. Most other species would be better off without humans(both as species and as individuals).
So I adopted a pitbull about 8 months ago. She a year and 2 months now. She is such a sweet, beautiful dog, but she is aggressive towards other dog (normal for a pit) and aggressive towards humans she doesn't know (not normal for a pit). Does anybody know a way to make her less aggressive? I'm scared she'll bite somebody and the state will have her euthanized. All help is appreciated! Pic related, it's my pupper.
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