There’s no denying the fact that dogs are a regular part of human families and exhibit common natural behaviors. Now, these natural behaviors can become problem behaviors, which will necessitate the need to shape a dog’s natural behavior, to have it fit in with polite society.
So here is how to teach a dog some good manners:
Handling Dog Bites Habits
Dogs can bite for many reasons, some may be for anger and self-defense and others for love and playfulness. Now, these reasons may be easy to confuse because, in the end, they all have the same result. However, for whatever reason your dog has biting, there are solutions to keep your dog from biting people or other dogs.
Handling an Aggressive Dog
Now dogs can be very aggressive for reasons ranging from furious anger to loving playfulness. They include defensiveness, territorial protection, pain, and reproductive urges. All these can cause aggressive behavior, thus it rests on every dog owner to know the difference, in order to secure everyone’s safety and benefit. Look for ways on how you can make your dog more friendly and sociable.
Restricting a Dog from Chasing Cars
Dogs are known to have a deep urge when it comes to chasing after things that move quickly. Chasing after fast-moving objects tends to make a lot more sense to your dog than to you. Taking off after cars at a high speed can cause your dog to confuse or frighten a driver, which may put him in danger. With a little patience, you can break your dog from this habit.
Stopping a Dog from Chewing
In some cases, chewing can be good for your dog and keeps the teeth clean, even though young dogs are especially prone to Chewing. This is because it can be painful when their teeth grow in. However, even grown-up dogs are known to chew inappropriately if distressed or bored. You can train your dog to spot the difference between good chewing and bad chewing.
Stopping a Dog from Eating Stool
Huh!!! Even though this is very repulsive to talk about, but most dogs are known to eat their own feces, feces of other animals, and even human feces. Grouse right? Now the medical name for this unpleasant canine habit is known Coprophagyand it is more common amongst younger dogs. When an older dog eats stool, it could be a sign or a more significant problem. Now there are ways to get your dog to break this natural habit.
Stopping a Dog from Leash Pulling
It is a natural habit for dogs to pull on a leash, owing to their historical use as pullers of sleds and packs. However, some dogs take this behavior too far by straining against the leash in such a hard manner, that it interferes with their breathing. Depending on the breed of your dog, it might not be possible to break your pet of this habit entirely, but you can train your pooch to keep this aggressive behavior to a minimum.
Stopping a Dog from Jumping
You may be comfortable with your dog racing across the room and jumping up to your shoulders, but not everybody can stand that. This is because to some people it might be inconvenient, uncomfortable, and downright scary. Relatives, children, and delivery of people around you who are scared of dogs might be put off by an aggressive dog. You can shape this behavior and even train your dog to jump only on command.
Stopping a Dog from Marking a Territory
Dogs like to be in charge of their territory, it is ingrained in them, but they can also take it too far, especially if they are under stress. This is where the dog owner comes in, by helping them regulate their world and teach them appropriate behavior, and train your dog to mark territory only when it’s necessary.
Stopping a Dog’s Excessive Guarding
Dogs are known to guard their food, and their favorite possessions by nature, even though sometimes this behavior can become almost compulsive. You can train your dog to do away with excessive guarding, and only guard when it’s necessary.
Stopping a Dog’s Fighting Behavior
In the canine world, dominance is a keyword, and dogs are very territorial. When your dog perceives the power structure with you, he might try to assert his dominance over you. Because of this, dogs can be motivated to fight, and when dogs fight, it can be dangerous for all involved. Now there are ways of curbing the fight-impulse and how you can curb it, or prevent it from becoming a frequent habit.
Stopping a Dog’s Excessive Digging
Digging is something dogs like to do, and some breeds have been trained to do just that. It might come off as harmless in most cases, but then, on the other hand, it can be quite destructive to your yard or that of your neighbors’. The digging habit if not curbed, can extend into other valuable things you have and cost you your most prized items. This habit also can be curbed and watched.
There you have them, in our next section, we are bringing you ways you can use to solve your dog behavioral problems and foster a great bond with your dog.