There are times when your pet may show problem behaviors. You need to understand that dogs don’t have that sense of morality; they don’t understand what is right and what is wrong. Pets do whatever works or the way they think. Consider an example, suppose a dog is chewing any of your chair leg. In order to distract him from chewing that furniture you give him a cookie. Unknowingly you have just taught him to chew chair leg whenever he wants cookie. It’s as simple as that.
Whenever your dog exhibits any problem behavior try to correct it in the right way. The more you let it pass by the hard it will be to correct the behavior or processes. There are some behaviors which can relatively turn out to be impossible to handle. Don’t hesitate to take the help of professional to deal with such cases. Here are some common problems which can help you to manage such cases:
Aggression is not always effective, you need to understand it. Whenever you notice any wrong behavior act promptly and try to correct the mistake. It may take some time but have enough patience to make your pet understand. Aggression may help you but at times it can further complicate the situation. So act accordingly.
Whining or barking
Barking or whining is something that comes naturally with every dog. For many it is quite enjoyable. For the part of any owner when barking and whining disturbs you remember not to repeat the act. It creates a wrong impression. Dog may feel that he should bark back more loudly and carries it on. Teach him to stay quiet and reward him with favorite items. With time it will slowly incorporate the habit.
Begging is another bad habit and it is important to cure it from the beginning. Whenever you are having food keep your pet confined to some other place or in his crate. Keep him engaged with toy. This process can help your dog from begging.
Dogs love chewing and it is more of a habit for them. As an owner you should understand the fact and take up the responsibility to provide them some safe chewing toys which can keep them occupied or engaged. This will prevent your pet form chewing anything around your house.
Digging is another natural instinct that comes with every dog. You can’t fight with him to stop such habit. It is better to select a place in your yard where it can dig as much as he want, won’t bother you. Encourage him to use that particular spot. You can incorporate that habit by digging something and asking him to dig out that.
Dog cannot jump up on someone if he or she is sitting, lying down or confined to something. Enlist your neighbor or friends to help incorporate the habit in your pet. Slowly it will help him to act quiet and behave properly.
There are some processes or techniques which can help your dog. It is important address every issue carefully, the best way is to take professional or expert help.