Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Dog Behavior Problems Training - 5 Quick Tips

It is a good idea for all dog owners to be schooled in dog behavior problems training. Most owners will deal with the common behavioral issues such as barking and chewing at some point in time. These are normal to a certain degree, but when they become excessive they can become behavior problems. There are also a variety of other unwanted behavioral problems that your dog could exhibit and they can range anywhere from submissive urination, disobedience, destructiveness, to dangerous aggression. Making sure that you understand more about these behavioral problems is the best way to either prevent them from occurring or solve the existing ones.

The following are a few basic and easy tips you can do to start successfully implementing dog behavior problems training:

Tip 1: In order to eradicate whatever canine behavior problems you're up against, you will need to figure out what the cause is. Try and get to the bottom of why they are digging, biting, chewing, barking, and so on.

Tip 2: Since dogs have a pack mentality, there needs to be a leader in the pack and if the owner (you) doesn't establish themselves as the leader over their dog, then the dog will step up and take up the leadership role. Once you establish yourself as the leader, your dog will be more likely to respond to you and obey you. Remember though, while you need to be the leader, you also need to establish a trusting relationship with your dog.

Tip 3: Many pet behavioral problems stem from the fact that your dog doesn't know what their role is in the home. You'll need to make this clear for them while utilizing positive training methods when obedience training.

Tip 4: Make sure that your dog is getting enough exercise. This will help tire them out and reduce the risk of certain behaviors from occurring, one of which is being destructive. Dogs tend to exhibit destructive behavior when they are bored and have excess energy.

Tip 5: If you spay and neuter your pets, this will in turn impact behaviors that stem from their sex drive. It will also reduce the risk of dominance aggression.


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