Cat owners, I need some advice on how to calm down a cat in a (soft) carrier.
I'm going to be flying from Berlin to Barcelona. It's mercifully not a long flight. My first cat is pretty much fine with being stuck in a carrier; a friend will be carrying him. My second cat goes nuts, so I'm going to be carrying her.
For context they've had the carriers around for three weeks now, they've been regularly fed treats and given toys inside. When she is placed inside and zipped in though she presses her face extremely hard against the mesh front... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Hey. I've just adopted a cat. It was a feral and has a few behavioral issues (scratching the sofa, jumping on things, chewing window blind pulls, etc.). I've tried the recommended training methods like putting foil on things, anti-chew spray, positive reinforcement, putting scratching posts and toys out, spraying with water, and many more, but the behavior continues. Wut do? I was thinking about getting something like a remote collar that makes an unpleasant noise when I push a button, but can't find anything like that. Any tips? I want to give her more freedom... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Your cat sound bored and under exercised. I suggest a fishing lure type toy. Two 15 min play sessions a day should do it. You want your cat laying on his side, breathing heavy.
As to training, use a squirt bottle. Make a loud "psst psst" noise when you use it. If you are consistent, you will eventually be able to stop any bad behavior instantly with just the "psst psst" noise.
>>2064537 Humans traveled and left trash and detritus behind, wolves ate the scraps. Over generations, wolves that were more prone to associate with human beings had a selection advantage due to this extra food, until some wolves started coming to humans for food directly.
It's my opinion that this whole mechanism, going back hundreds of thousands of years, is why dogs "look guilty" when they do something wrong: I think it was an early adaptation that dogs learned to look guilty and pathetic, so people... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>doing small farm chores Kek. Anyway, you have never worked on a farm in your life. You don't have time for video games and anime. There's ALWAYS something that needs to be done. I don't even see my friends anymore.
my father retired and now lives in a mountain village in northern Italy since he loves hiking . He has a house with a small garden there and really loves big dogs. He wants to take one but always delays, so I was thinking about getting him one for his birthday. My first choice would be a Bloodhound since it looks cool and funny to me but I don't know much about their temper. They are famous for their sniffing skills right? Temperature where he lives is obviously cold during winter but fresh during summer. Do you think a Bloodhound could be a good choice? Any other breed suitable for mountain life?
Hello /an/, I've never posted here or really lurked, so I don't know how fast this board is or if I should have found a general. Apologies in advance.
My partner has has recently reserved two 6 week-old ragdoll kitten brothers; pic related. They've had all the tests and we'll get them after vaccinations and desexing, at about 12-13 weeks.
Pedigree cats aren't my thing, but I do like that ragdolls seem pretty happy as strictly indoor cats. My partner has loved them for years, has done all her research and chose a really good small breeder... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Alot of the problems you will encounter you just won't know until you get them. I found a rag doll mix in a drain and kept him. He was the best cat. Just slept by the pool all day and didn't/couldn't jump the fence. He was super cuddly too, you'd just be sitting there and he'd jump on your chest.
Or at night you'd hear little pitter patters of feeties and a little scooter purring around your face.
Just look at YouTube training and obedience videos. Some are super smart (probably the inherited Burman trait) or they aren't bright... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Cheers, man. That's reassuring stuff. About your cat jumping on you and at night is really good to hear, exactly what she's wanted in a cat.
After some Google, we'll them each their own litter tray and food bowl, and they can share water. But there's a lot of conflicting or overly vague descriptions of feeding schedules... is one wet meal and two dry meals enough for one day? Morning and night only? And what changes should be made for an adult cat other than the formula of the kibble?
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I have had 2 ragdolls for going on 10 years. They are great cats, but can be some work. Have a regular vet because they can have some health problems but can be kept under wraps if you work at them. Pic is my ragdoll
reminds me of that terrible post maybe two months ago of the person who has a daschund who was from an abusive home and was antagonized into supposedly biting one of its owners hard enough to draw blood so they were going to get it put down the next day
was evidently a troll but still pisses me the fuck off
>>2061644 Get a small 5 gal tank and get a dwarf pufferfish. So much personality, they actually watch you and pay attention to what your doing in the room. Perfect fish with large personality, in a little tank.
>>2061644 Get a small scorpion Don't need more than a 5-10 gallon tank. It's an interesting animal to watch, but if you want something to interact to, you're out of luck here. This is my H. Arizonensis
So I got a Foxhound a couple of months ago and he's gone from aloof and indifferent to starting to be a family dog.
Like my old dog, I wanted to train him to run along side a bike. My old dog had picked up on this very fast and he liked it so much he'd freak out and spin in circles beside my bike as he waited for us to get going..
After a week of just walking the bike along side my Foxhound I felt he was ready for a slow coast down a one way street. He did okay for the first couple trails. I coasted downhill slowly and kept my right foot out to keep him at a safe distance. I always keep the leash at a length where the dog can't go in-front or behind the bike.
We kept practicing the slow coasting trails for two days and he seemed to be getting better and more comfortable, he started understand me saying "left" and "right" and what to do.
On the last day however, someone's dog flew in out of no where. Russel (the foxhound) is quite afraid of dogs charging him. He then tried something my older dog had never tried, he tried to slip under and IN-BETWEEN the two tires.
Figuring it to be a safer option I kicked him back. We we already breaking at this point and he got jolted a little by the leash as he recoiled.
I nearly fell off the bike and got up and shouted at the pit who was running up at us, the pit fucked off, but Russel thought I was also yelling at him.
Now Russel is afraid to even go on a simple walk. I take him out and he gets in-front of me and jumps up to sort of hug me to get me to stop and go back inside. He gets as far a the end of the driveway before he just anchors in place and I can't convince him to go any further.
My older dog had actually been in a crashes with me, but he is not nearly as sensitive as Russel. He is a cattle dog and I suppose he's just more of a rough and tumble dog where as Russel will act as if he's been punched in the face if you just yell at him.
I've always found the "dog riding next to bike with a leash" cringe-worthy. Seeing it always make me angry. It's like you're forcing them to run and I always hear about accidents like this happening. If you want your dog to run next to you, just don't use a leash. If the dog will run off, just do it in a fenced in area.
Hey /an/! I just bought a 7 week old kitten and wanted to know about any tips or common mistakes that you can think of. I've worked with cats and other animals for a while, but never raised one before. Thanks!
It's also a good idea to get it used to things you want to do with it later. Especially if it is a longhaired cat get it used to brushing. and if you plan to trim it's nail get it used to that in small steps
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