Problem Dog Behavior

Problem Dog Behavior is considered to be any behavior that negatively affects your relationship with your dog.  It might not be completely your dog’s fault because you may do certain things that have an effect on your dog’s behavior.  Your goal should be to improve the relationship between your dog and yourself
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Barking, chewing, pulling on the leash, jumping on people, these are just a few of the problems that you might have.  What about puppies potty training?  Most dogs live in doors now and puppies potty training is essential.

Win Your Dog’s Trust And Respect To Avoid Problem Dog Behavior

An important part of your relationship with your dog is training.  You must take the time to train your dog properly if you want to have an enjoyable companionship and avoid problem dog behavior in the future.  Even before training starts, it is necessary to build a strong bond with the dog as it will help you to understand his or her instincts and needs.  This will also allow the dog to develop trust and confidence in you.

Humans see things in a completely different way than dogs do and training is basically communication with your dog about what your wishes for its behavior are.  We don’t speak the same language as dogs, they have their own way of communicating, an unwritten set of rules and guidelines that all canines can recognize and follow.  Learning your dog’s body language and reading its eyes can help you to understand the dog’s mind

To be successful at having your dog want to listen to you and please you by doing what you wish, the dog must have a good attitude, one of trust and respect.  The whole idea of training is to have your dog listen to you because he wants to,  it then becomes more a matter of communicating WHAT you want, not THAT you want it.

To win your dog’s trust and confidence there are some basic areas that you can work on.

* Spend a great deal of time together

* Experience different situations together, take your dog to different places

* Respect your dog for the beautiful animal that he or she is and demand respect in return

* Learn to understand your dog’s body language and needs

Patience and persistence are the keys to training.  All dogs learn at different rates, your dog might learn quickly or it might take weeks.  Remember that your dog really does want to please you so be patient, persistent and consistent.


2 responses to “Problem Dog Behavior”

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  1. Princilla Claiborne says:

    About 6 months ago my boyfriend and I adopted a 3 yr old rescue mixed breed small dog (16 lbs). We named the dog Billy. Immediately Billy attached to me but even after 6 months continues to growl and bark at my boyfriend. If Billy is upstairs with us he seems fine, but if he is downstairs and hears my boyfriend moving around upstairs he barks and growls. He won’t let my boyfriend pet him (unless the two are together outside of the home). I want this to be Billy’s forever home but this behavior is very problematic. Why is he doing this when we adopted him together?

  2. PQ says:

    We have a Border Collie that does the same with me and my wife, although, she is a working dog and not a problem in the house. What it seems to be is that the dog see’s me (or you), as the alpha and is trying to position itself. What we have found is that the more time my wife spends alone with the dog the less we see of the behavior, also she does anything that she can to place herself above the dog such as not letting the dog enter a door before her and just showing that she is superior. Another thing that we are doing is having my wife provide things that are positive to the dog, like playing, toys and treats (all well being superior). This is not something that will change quickly, but with work you will see results. I like rescue dogs, they are usually less high strung than other dogs and sometimes easier to work with because they do realize that they now have a new “pack”, something that they had lost.