Having taken care of 5 dogs, I can say with assurance that at some points, you will encounter dog problems. That’s the way it is. Do not worry though, almost every dog issue has solutions to it. Here is the list of the most common problems seen in your pet dog friend.
One thing you need to understand is that dogs have to chew. It’s impossible to find a dog who doesn’t chew at all. Chewing is essential for dogs to maintain their dental health, and is extremely important when a puppy teething. It will become a problem when your dog chews improper things and makes your house a mess. You need to make it clear to your dog what are the appropriate and inappropriate items to chew.
Same like chewing, there’s nothing wrong with your dog’s barking. Your dog has a voice and it’s normal that he uses it. If your dog barks at approaching a stranger or because he wants to go to the toilet, it’s just not right to cease him from doing so. But if your dog barks for no clear reason or just attempt to get you to do something for him, you may want to teach him the “quiet” command.
No one likes to have a fully grown up adult dog leaping upon them. Well, the situation is worse if your dog jumps on guests and kids. And bear in mind that your dog is capable of inflicting bruises and scratches on you or anyone else that he jumps on. Thus, “off” and “no jump” commands will come in useful and every owner ought to learn these (except if you own a smaller dog or toy dog, you might even expect him to jump). But in long term, you should consider teaching your dog not to jump at all time. Permitting your dog to jump in several occasions will make him jump whenever he feels like it. Your dog can’t tell when is ok and not ok to jump.
Nature has made dogs aggressive animal. In the wild, aggression is required for them to defend their resources, foods, places and even mate. Fortunately, there are ways to deal with dog aggression. The best thing one can do is prevention. If for some reasons prevention can’t be done, the best approach to dog aggression is socialization and establishing dominance.
Socialization is necessary for your dog to explore the world and get used to other people and animals. It’s important for your dog’s upbringing. You have to let your dog learn for himself that new things are fun and the unknown is not scary. Your dog aggression towards guests and other animals will, therefore, be kept in check. Establish dominance, on the other hand, is to show your dog that you are the pack leader, and he must follow what you say. In a pack (your family is a pack to your dog), the lower ranking dog does not dare to disobey or show aggression towards the leader.
One of the most annoying dog unwanted behavior is digging. It can turn your beautiful garden into moonscape! Like anything else, to fix a problem you need to understand its cause. The likely cause of digging is because your dog has too much excess energy due to lack of exercise, and digging is a form of his entertainment. The easiest way is to spend sometimes to take your dog out for a walk or a game of fetch. Dogs hate to be confined, so it’s a good practice to confine him when you catch him digging. That’s a good way to tell him that digging is not acceptable and he will learn not to do it again.
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