Can you suggest articles or books that are anecdotal descriptions of people taking opposite-sex sex hormones? [more inside]
I've got a friend with an adopted son. The kid has some adjustment problems from his early treatment and adjustment here. She's looking at using meds to change his behavior. I think that's not a great idea and she should look to enrolling him in martial arts classes. They are in San Diego. Can anyone recommend a program in that area? [more inside]
Why was my boyfriend so extravagantly romantic with his ex but not with me? [more inside]
Dogs seem to be easy to train to do tricks, cats, not so. I have taught her to eat treats off the furniture (and she often fluffs that) but not much else. She doesn't respond to commands or perform any tricks on demand. Can you give me hints or tips I might employ to make my cat become a star?
Has anyone done any sociology-type studies about online message board behavior between users? The stuff that we're used to - flame outs, pile ons, and the like. Bonus points for any books that might be a good read.
I hate cooking. I hate cooking. I really, really, really hate cooking. I need to learn how to love it. [more inside]
How do we handle our aggressive, epileptic dog? [more inside]
Classy behavior: What are some examples of classy behavior in everyday life? (And NOT in sports, please) [more inside]
Our new, ten-month old adopted male (but fixed) cat does this (knead, get down on his haunches, and hump). Unlike the previous poster, however, he does this to our heads whenever we lay down. Is there any way to get him to stop? It's not the best way to wake up. [more inside]
Does anyone have suggestions on how to deal with a cat that is evil? [more inside]
How can I help a cat to ease the loss of her buddy cat? [more inside]
Dog Whisperer Filter: My 2 y/o neutered German Shepard has suddenly become dog aggressive. [more inside]
Any ideas why my dog won't eat out of his food bowl any longer? [more inside]
Something to do with my hands that doesn't make me look like a serial killer? [more inside]
Can I make different categories of link text on a web page show as "unvisited" after different intervals?
Cats & behavior: How can i keep five cats off a new car? [more inside]
Is there anything I can do to help my child adjust to her new custody arrangement? (And possibly make life a little easier on me, too?) [more inside]
Why does my dog have a fear of storm drain openings along curbs and gutters? I have a small (10 lb) dog who absolutely will not walk past a gaping storm drain. On our walks, every time we encounter a drain, I have to pick her up and carry her past. Any ideas why she has this fear, and any suggestions on how to cure her of it?
How do I get terrible images and memories out of my head? [more inside]
How do I find a cat whisperer/pet behavioralist in Santa Barbara, CA? Is there some sort of association or something out there? [more inside]
Help my wife with her impossible standards. [more inside]
Men: are you aware of who the resident alpha male is around your office, on your bowling team, in your circle of friends? Is this a shifting position? [more inside]
My cat begs for attention when I am on the computer. I have tried to wear her out before I get online with lots of love and play time, and I've also tried distracting her in appropriate ways (fishing pole and laser pointer) while I'm on the computer. The problem seems to be getting worse, and it has just occured to me that I've accidentally trained her to think of computer time as play time. What do I do? [more inside]
Strange Cat Behavior Filter: My beloved old cat had what looked like a transient dizzy spell last night. What could have caused it? [more inside]
I need help training/controlling my cats before they drive me even more crazy than they already have. [more inside]
[catfilter] Why does my cat go into corners, look up, and meow? Three locations, 2-3 times a week, 9 years: Living room corner (behind the lamp), bedroom corner, studio corner. She'll do it for a 10 minutes sometimes, just looking up and meowing. Sometimes she'll get up on the coffee table and meow, but mostly it's in the corners. Why?
I've found that some deep seeded personal information manifests it's self through much more casual every day behavior. I'd like to learn how to spot more of these traits. Examples and clarification inside. [more inside]
How aggressive should we late the older Pug be with the new puppy Pug? [more inside]
Our recently adopted, very sweet, very clingy male kitten is showing some signs of aggressive behaviour. Is this typical of intact males? Will his behaviour change for the better after he's neutered or should I be worried? [more inside]
I am interested in adopting a Basenji, and am wondering what your experience has been - positive/negative. [more inside]
How do I get my dogs to use the doggie door? [more inside]
How to keep my dog from freaking out and barking and lunging at other dogs when we go on walks? [more inside]
How do you go about integrating two very different pairs of cats into one happy household? [more inside]
Help!I think I'm "catching" a nervous tic. How can I stop this before it gets out of hand? [more inside]
Boys! And their manifestation of physical energy + why do they have a love/hate relationship with trying to kill each other?
Does anyone know a source for this story? I once heard about a railroad crossing that had quite a few fatal accidents, because drivers would routinely duck under the barrier gates as they closed instead of waiting several minutes for interminable freight trains to pass. But there's a twist ... [more inside]
Cats are mysteriously drawn to me. [more inside]
I need an animal behaviorist who works with dogs in Houston. Any suggestions?
Has anyone ever known a cat who liked to eat wool? Was it a medical or a behavioral issue? Was it ever possible to discourage this behavior? [more inside]
Advice for how to stop a 2.5 year old boy from annihilating his 1 year old sister. [more inside]
My indoor-only cat meows like CRAZY every time I go near my front door. Does my cat hate me and want to escape? Or, is it separation anxiety?? AskMe cat experts, please please help... [more inside]
My girlfriend's cat has an incredible knack for destroying my furniture. I've got an opportunity to replace my uncomfortable fabric couch with a farily nice, comfortable, microsuede couch for cheap. I'd like to avoid having this piece of furniture become yet another unintended scratching post. What's worked for you? [more inside]
CigaretteFilter -- Lately I notice a LOT more pig-people throwing cigarette butts and other trash from their car windows. Is it just me noticing? If not, WTF?
Advice wanted on how to use a carrot (instead of a stick) to reduce a bunch of very frustrating behavioral issues with our 5 year old... [more inside]
ParentFilter: What do you do about an almost-three-year-old girl who screams excessively? [more inside]
My kitty won't walk on the floor, and much of the ground outside. [more inside]
I'm looking for statistics about how often the average Internet user changes his/her email address. [more inside]
Dog behavior question: My friend recently adopted a 3-year-old dog from a shelter. It doesn't seem to "get" the whole idea of fetch and retrieve. [more inside]
I have a four year old son who simply refuses to eat his meals in a timely fashion. This has been an ongoing problem since he was two years old and we've been trying various approaches, but have mainly been hoping that he grows out of it. But it's at the point that every single meal has become unpleasant because of his refusal to eat. [more inside]
Cat Filter. We just lost an elderly cat, leaving us with only one. Potato Chip is 4, spayed, playful, and large-and-in-charge. (Really, she's like 20 lbs.) She used to bully the older cat--eat her food, ambush her out of the litter box, etc.--and doesn't seem to notice that she's gone now. I like to have 2 cats around and intend to get another. My question is, how can I minimize the bullying and maximize the peace of our happy home? I'm thinking a kitten, since a kitten would naturally be submissive to an adult. Does that sound right? Should this kitten be male or female? (Neutering will be done before we bring new kitty home, if necessary.) Rambunctious or shy and retiring? It's really a crapshoot, I know, but all opinions are welcomed.