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Do dogs eventually bite their owners if they feel annoyed? Or misinterpreting playing as an attack even though you're their owner? Or when you're hugging them too hard? You know what I mean.
Have you ever had that happen to you?
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No, an adult dog would never do this unless you abused them or something. A puppy might accidentally draw blood because of their razor sharp little puppy teeth, but they'll learn extremely quickly anyway.

Pitbulls would do this, though, as they are naturally viscous animals who were bred to bite and inflict pain.
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I once saw somebody kicking and slapping their large dog (I think it was rottweiler) and the dog didn't fight back. But the dog did something naughty so maybe he felt like he deserved it? I don't know. I'm not a dog expert.
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Bump. Guys share your stories please.

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>go to local zoo
>3 tarantulas in bug house
>2 of them are horribly obese
>other one is new, they haven't had a chance to stuff it yet

Why do they do this? You would think a zoo would know how to take care of a tarantula right?
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Is it supposed to look more impressive?
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Bird eater
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Uhh, how can you tell?

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I need help with my dog.

I am probably starting obedience training with my dog in a week. I say probably because part of me is convinced it won't do anything.

As soon as we go outside, he doesn't listen. I know this is a common problem, but as I try to retrain him outside, he doesn't care. I try to get his attention with a treat, but he just keeps sniffing. Saying his name won't break his focus. The only way I can control him is with a leash.

Would obedience class help him at all if he doesn't give two fucks about treats or food...
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>>2126489
pls respond
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Yes, this is very common with training. Going to obedience classes can help, your trainer will give you ideas to help find how to motivate the dog, and it will be good to practice in a more distracting environment
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>>2126537
But what can I do in the mean time? He doesn't listen to me and tries to sniff into the street and eats all kinds of garbage on the ground. I really don't want to hurt him.

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How can a goose be this much of an asshole?
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>go fishing
>huge flock of geese rolls up to hassle me like a 50s motorcycle gang hassling a shopkeeper
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Their dinosaurs.
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>>2126404
>tfw you bro out with geese

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What would have happened here if my pupper hadn't been on her leash, /an/?

The rabbit stared at us for a second and then ran the wrong way before finding a way out of our yard, so if I had been taking my pupper out just to play instead of for a walk I'm positive she'd have caught the bunny. Would she have just instinctively killed and eaten it?
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>>2126330
depends. It might have tried to play with it or something.
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Maybe not killed and eaten it, but it would have injured the rabbit either way if she tried to play with it.
I had a dog who tried to play with a young chicken who got out, the dog was pretty small but the chicken still got fucked up
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>>2126330
Depends on the dog.
My puppy's been noticing birds more and more lately and looking at them intently.

I wonder if she'd think the rabbit's a cat, she likes hanging with cats and always asks my aunt's to play with her, brings him her toys and stuff. [spoiler]He never wants to play.[/spoiler]

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I was walking around and found these beautiful trees in a park. I had to stop and stay there for a while because the smell was very very good.

This is Canada and spring is barely starting so any idea what this tree is? Other than that I can say the smell was very nice and sweet.
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Closer
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>>2126297
>>2126298
And another
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Looks like a Cherry blossem Tree

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Can strays imprint themselves onto the people who adopt/rescue them?
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Toxoplasmosis thread?
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>>2126212
What's the big deal? People hardly feel its effects. I'm not a pregnant woman.
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>>2126197
Yes they can but that doesn't mean they always will

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I found this orphaned kitten while landscaping yesterday. It was huddled up next to a drain gutter and looked pretty ill. I took it home and tried feeding and watering it but it doesn't seem to want the cat food I bought for it. Any suggestions /an/?
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This is stupid.

Opossums will eat everything.
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Feed him some wet cat food.

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Okay, I've never been to this board, but google isn't helping me.

If I encounter a curious bear, and I really don't have anything to lose, is it a bad idea to just throw some food to it? Like a raw steak or something?

I'm not a good runner and I'm not entirely keen on trying to punch a bear.
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It's worth a shot? I know I'm sure as hell not playing dead if I run across a bear in the wild. I don't care if they say I can't outrun a bear, I'm fucking trying my best.

But yeah throwing food at it seems to be the best option. Or maybe pee on its face a little
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That's a terrible idea.

People who feed wild animals are fucking retarded.
>>2125686
Buy a revolver in at least .44 magnum.

.454 Casull is better though. Trying to run or playing dead with a bear is fucking stupid. Shoot the damn thing.
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>>2125692
I'd outrun a bear easy senpaichi

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What does /an/ recommend for dogs that try to escape their collars? I want to make sure my dog won't escape and run into trouble. Harnesses seem like a good option too but I don't know if he'd wiggle out of it.
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>>2125644

What kind of dog you have?

www.rogueroyalty.co.au has a nylon superr tuff range that is good if you have pitbulls, mastiffs, huskys or any other really strong dog
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Look for a step-in harness. I have no idea how a dog could get out of one of those.

Also, martingale collars were designed for this exact problem.
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>>2125685

If the dog has especially high drive a martingale wont help.

Op will need to purchase a solid collar and leash then seek the assistance of a proffesional trainer.

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How does /an/ feel about doggy daycare?

I was thinking of putting my puppy into daycare twice a week so she could play with other dogs, but I feel super guilty about it. I'm not trying to get her out of my hair or anything, I love spending time with my pupper, walk her three times a day, lots of play inside and in the yard, but there's no dog park around and I don't have any friends with dogs (or friends period).

Am I a horrible man?
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I don't see why it's a bad thing
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dogs don't need the company of other dogs if that's what's worrying you
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>>2125639
Socializing wouldn't hurt

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Post your pets!
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>>2125606
all of them?
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Round
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>>2125606
That's a cool frog.

So i am making an animation and i need "animals" that represent the top 20 countries by gop.
Here us my list so far the more offensive the better.
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>>2125381
you should use arooster for France t
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>>2125390
France has to be frog.
French are refered to as frogs already.
I get the joke but i chose rooster for mexico because Mexicans do not have heads due to the cartels.
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I might make canada the Canadian goose

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is dry cat food really as bad as crazy pet fanatics make it out to be? am i really some terrible horrible degenerate for feeding my cat dry cat food the majority of the time? i give him wet food occasionally as a treat but i've heard even wet food gives them diarrhea.

should i hire a chef?
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>WAAAAAHHHH! Make me feel better about compromising my pet's health, because I'm a cheap ass who doesn't want to spend a couple extra bucks to provide a healthy diet
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my aunt feeds her cats garbage and they all live to be in their 20s

i don't like cats so i say go for it
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>>2125269
Cats don't have as high of a thirst drive, so wetfood should be provided even if it's the cheapy shit and you only feed it once a day.

Other than that, there are advantages and disadvantages to everything. Take your cat into the vets once a year for a good checkup and they'll let you know if you need to change anything that you are currently doing.

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One of my cats is freaking out and I'm hoping someone here can give me some advice.

I have two cats, a Siamese and a tabby, both girls.

The Siamese got sick and I had to take her to the vet and leave her overnight. I brought her back and the tabby is freaking out. She keeps hissing, shooting and growling at her whenever she sees her, then runs away and hides. If I pick her up she does the same thing while whining and chattering and her tail is tucked up right underneath her body.

I called the vet and they tried to sell me some $40 calming vitamins,...
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Spitting, not shooting. Also she only runs when the Siamese gets too close, otherwise she just watches her and keeps fussing.
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How long ago was the vet trip? Was it like yesterday or earlier today? If so, just give it time. Your Siamese probably smells weird so your tabby no longer recognises it
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>>2125179
It was the day before yesterday she went to the vet, she came home yesterday evening and she's still fussing and whining.

I had thought about giving her a bath but she's still slightly sick and on antibiotics, I didn't want to risk making it worse.

I've been spraying calming spray that I have from when I first got the Siamese around but it hasn't done anything.

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