Canine Problem Solving
"No matter what you've done wrong, always try to make it look like the dog did it."
An important part of pet ownership is teaching your puppy or dog proper pet manners and how to be a good neighbor. It is your responsibility to have control over your dog and to correct bad behavior. Your pet should never be left outside unattended and you should always obey leash laws. Obedience training is an important factor in this process. Knowing a simple command, such as to come when called, could save your pet’s life. Some corrections should begin when your dog is a puppy, even before he is leash trained, while other corrections require a leash and collar. Remember, your puppy or dog is like a small child. He might misbehave due to curiosity or boredom, not because he knows what he’s doing is unacceptable. Remember, with any unacceptable canine behavior, prevention is easier than treatment.
To correct common behavior problems, follow these basic steps:
- Get your puppy or dog’s attention using a low-pitched, stern voice saying “No!” or “Ahh!” to stop the behavior.
- Provide an acceptable alternative behavior or distraction.
- Praise correct behavior in a happy voice (“Good dog!”) and pet him or give treats.
How to Solve Canine Problem Behaviors
Canine Boby Language Chart
You can use this information to get an idea of what to look for in your dog and what feelings they are showing.
Problem Solving For Biting
Learn how to address this problem before it become a lawsuit.
Problem Solving For Chewing
Chewing is a normal, natural canine behavior. The draw back is when it is directed toward your new furniture.
Problem Solving For Excessive Barking
Barking is a normal, natural behavior for dogs. It is the way dogs communicate, it relieves tension and boredom, and drives strangers away. The problem is when the neighbors are ready to report you to the athorities.
Problem Solving For Digging
Dogs dig. It is a very natural thing for them to do. They dig to escape, find a cool spot to rest in, because they are bored, or because they were bred to. It becomes a problem when your puppy decides to re-landscape your backyard.
Problem Solving For Jumping Up
Dogs jump up because they want to greet you at face level, to entice you to play or for attention. Learn how to solve this common problem.
Problem Solving for Begging
You just sat down for a peaceful meal and your puppy is starving! Learn some simple techniques for solving this irritating problem.
Problem Solving For Stealing | Rummaging The Trash Can
There are a few temptations your puppy simply has trouble resisting. Discover a few simple exercises for solving these annoying problems.
Problem Solving For Running Out Of Doorways | Escaping
Not only is this not acceptable, but it can be very dangerous for your puppy. Learn an easy way to stop this once and for all.
Problem Solving For Roaming and Jumping Fences
This is not so much of a problem for the very young puppy, but when they get a little older it may be an issue. Learn how to prevent this from becoming a big problem.
How to Prevent Aggression in Your Dog
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Preventing Dogs From Biting Children
Children should be taught how to behave around dogs, even if their own family does not own a dog.
Are You Teaching Your Dog To Be Aggressive By Accident?
Many dog owners teach their dogs to be aggressive by accident, as well as other negative behaviors.
How To House Train Your Dog
Housebreaking your dog should be one of the first areas addressed when you bring a new dog into your home.
How To Crate Train Your Dog
For those of you who have not had the opportunity to use a crate and think it is a harsh or cruel way to train your puppy or dog, you should know crates are far from being cruel. In fact, when used in a positive manner, crate training can be the answer to many problems faced by dogs and their owners.
Why Does My Dog Eat Feces?
Dogs will sometimes eat their own feces. Others are attracted to feces from other animals, such as cats, horses and deer.