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I am hoping this is for /an/. The context is a little weird, but hopefully I can find an answer here. A dog is in the middle of this mess. I feel really bad about it all, but essentially, I cannot fix the situation. Or I don't think I can.
>have bf of three years
>lives in family home with his sister, parents, and two of his uncles
>sister has a 5 year old mini poodle, looks like pic
>his 30 year old sister hates me with a passion, other family members like me though
>since the first day I've ever met his family
>not sure why, bf just says she's a bitch
>the poodle was very defensive at first, but understandable
>it bit me one of the first times, but it was scolded a bit
>months pass, dog is still aggressive with me
>we attempt to calmly bring it in room with bf and me, so it can be assured I am safe
>sister finds out, tells us to never play with her dog follows with "don't put my dog near trash again" and lame insults
>whenever I go over, she praises dog for snapping at me, growling or whatever
>been like this for two years
>tried so many times to assure dog I am safe, sister is reinforcing dog to hate me
>sister uses idiot "dogs can sense bad in people" to justify dog's actions
>obviously dog's behavior is reacting to her emotion of me
>I love dogs, I have owned so many dogs in my life time.
Is there any way we can get this dog to like me without the help of the sister (who is it's main care taker)?
Animals getting high
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I know this is a sort of controversial subject, given the fact that you definitely shouldn't get your pets high on purpose, but I wonder if this have ever happened to you?
I like to smoke a joint once in a while and my cat won't leave me alone every time I do. She rubs up against me, begins purring and sniffs after the smoke. She won't leave my face/weed alone and will eventually, after much coaxing, settle on my lap and flatten out. She practically comes running when she smells the stuff.
Have I accidentally made a stoner out of my cat?
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/an/, I'm at a loss.
I adopted 3 fostered kittens from a rescued litter towards the end of July. They're all friendly, playful, people-loving cats, but they were mouthy when they came to my home. I made sure my family never used their hands to play and provided plenty of toys to chew on instead, and whenever they bit, I'd give a loud, sharp "ah!" and ignore them for ~30 seconds. Two of them caught on quickly and have greatly reduced their biting, but the largest and most dominant kitten refuses to learn.
He doesn't show aggressive body language when he bites except for sometimes lashing his tail in excitement and hasn’t drawn any blood yet. He'll come to me on the couch purring but almost immediately start biting at my hand when I pet him. Sometimes when we're playing with toys, he'll go for my hand instead (I stop the playtime immediately). He doesn't do any of this with my mother, and late at night when I'm the only one awake he behaves very well. He gets lots of playtime with his siblings and me to burn off his energy.
It’s been months and I don't know what else to do. If he bites when I'm petting or holding him, I put him down immediately and walk away, but if anything he’s gotten worse recently. Should I start squirting him with water when he nips? I’m worried about making him fearful or genuinely aggressive (and also stupidly that he’ll start disliking me). I have two elementary-aged children who visit occasionally and cannot have this getting worse.