Dog Behavior Training
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When dealing with dog behaviour problems, there are many methods one can apply. The use of proper training to
rectify dog behaviour problems is a method that has proven very effective.
To get the best out of dog behaviour training, you should first
start by finding out what causes the dog to act the way he does.
If the problem is aggression, then before you start training you should understand where this behaviour steps
from. Is it fear aggression, food aggression?
When you understand the cause, it will help you know how best to train the dog. Depending on the cause, dog
behaviour training will vary from dog to dog.
Dog behaviour problems such as excessive barking, separation anxiety, soiling the house and aggression towards
strangers can be brought under control with proper measures. A well trained dog is a gem both to you and those
around you as they are predictable and can be trusted around people.
In behaviour training, basic obedience is usually taught to dogs. This helps to introduce a line of
communication between you and your dog. Sometimes, unfavourable behaviour is the result of broken lines of
communication, that is, your dog doesn’t understand the commands or cues you give. Once these lines are
established, you can move to more advanced training.
Dog behaviour training requires consistency. As the dog’s owner or handler, you should never give the dog mixed
signals especially when it comes to behaviour problems. Be clear in showing the dog the expected behaviour.
At times, you may unintentionally compliment a dog for bad behaviour, for example, a dog may perform some
undesirable actions to get your attention. Instead of responding by turning away, you pat the dog on the head to
calm him down. In such a case the dog is bound to repeat the behaviour in future because he thinks it will get him
Training should be done regularly, To get good results from behaviour training, it is vital that you have a
constant person handling the dog. If the dog belongs to you, and you are going to be spending time with him then it
is only natural that you are the one who accompanies the dog to training. As much as the dog is your companion, it
is necessary to establish early in training that you are boss.
Be assertive when giving the dog a command. Commands should not be repeated twice, give the dog once in a clear
and firm. If the dog jumps on you then you can tell him “stop” or “sit.”
The success of dog behaviour training is largely dependent on how committed you are to helping your dog. Ensure
that you make helping your dog a priority. The faster you get your dog help, the easier it will be for you to get
your dog to behave accordingly.
Punishing bad behaviour in dogs may only cause the dog to behave worse. Scolding a dog or yelling at him is
confusing to the dog and causes them to be more anxious. If you are not there when the dog does something wrong,
then let it pass. You will have another chance to correct it.
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Dog Behavior Training | How to
Correct Dog Behaviour | Dog Behavior Lessons :
- How to Stop Your Dog from Chasing Cars and Cats
It's a funny thing. Many of the behaviours our dogs have as puppies are much cuter when they have no power to follow through. Chewing on our shoes is cute until they get older and tear them up. The same is true for chasing cats or cars.
- Understanding Dog Separation Anxiety
One of the most common problems I hear from fellow dog owners is the incredibly stressful case of separation anxiety. Dogs with separation anxiety can turn into nervous wrecks, and as owners, we don't know what to do.
- How to Prevent Dog Aggression with Other Dogs
There is something very disappointing when you find out your dog is incapable of spending time with other dogs due to a habit of aggression.
- Dog Poop Eating | Coprophagia | Stop Dog Poop Eating
Having problem with your dog eating it's own poop? Stop dog poop eating (coprohagia) with these easy remedies and deterrents.
- Dealing with Food Aggression in Dogs
Food aggression is one of the most serious dog behaviour problems and it has the greatest chance to elevate to something more, including potential violence.
- How to Stop Your Dog from Eating Food off the Table
There is nothing more frustrating than setting a plate of food down, forgetting to cover it, and coming back to find that your dog has helped himself to a late afternoon snack. Not only are you out of a sandwich, but your dog is getting foods that are not good for his digestive track.
- How to Stop Dogs Being Rough with Children
There's nothing quite as scary as a dog getting a little rough with your child. The immediate response can often be fear and anger, yelling at your dog to stop or even punishing them for their actions. However, in most cases, a dog doesn't even realize what he is doing wrong.
- How to Stop Your Dog from Chasing Cats
Every now and then I wonder what it must be like inside a dog's head. What does he think about when a cat sits on a window sill and openly taunts him? I have my suspicions about what the cat is thinking, but what does the dog really want out of that interaction?
- How to Stop Dogs from Giving "Love Bites"
Dogs are a pretty active species. They play a lot and their play can get pretty rough. The last thing we want, though, is for our dogs to be so rough they scare or even hurt friends or family when they visit. So, if your dog has a habit of wrapping his mouth around people's hands or nipping them, it's time to make some changes.
- How to Stop Your Dog Eating Poo
Let's face it, dogs can be pretty disgusting. But, there is one particular behaviour that goes above and beyond the rest - the eating of feces. For whatever reason, dogs will chow down on poo in all its many forms, especially as puppies.
- Dog Food Aggression | Food Aggression in Dogs
Learn how to stop dog food aggression towards people and towards other dogs. Food aggression in dogs is common when there are more than 1 dog in a household.
- Dog Boundary Training | How to Boundary Train Your Dog
The one thing to remember in dog boundary training is to be consistent, make sure the boundaries stay the same always and when the dog crosses the boundary immediately let it know that it has been crossed.
- Reversing Bad Behavior In Dogs
Your dog may have started as the best behaved pooch in the planet, but now it may just be a little brat that will not listen to anybody. Bad behaviors can be developed by a previously well behaved dog at any point in its life.
- How To Train Your Dog Not To Bite
One of the most important training for a dog is the training not to bite. Some dogs are mouthy and like to communicate with their mouths and others can have aggression problems.