How to Understand and Solve Dog Behavior Problems?

How to Understand and Solve Dog Behavior ProblemsDogs are the most wonderful and loyal pets to have around your house. Even when your dog isn’t behaving, it is hard to stay mad at him for too long because of his ‘puppy dog face’. You may think of ignoring behavioral problems that your dog has and expect him to get better with time but let’s face it; miracles like that happen very rarely. If you don’t deal with the behavior problems of your dog, then you’ll have a pet whose behavior is far from ideal. So follow the tips below to understand and solve behavior problems of your canine companions.

1.     Digging

DiggingDogs like to dig when you let them loose in your backyard. The key to prevent digging from becoming a regular habit you need to catch them in the act and tell them ‘no’. If you tell them to stop afterwards, then that won’t work.

You can also give your dog a box with mud in it which he can dig so that your dog carries on having fun but not on the expense of your garden.

2.     Chewing

ChewingIf you have had your dog since he was a puppy, then you must know that he loves chewing. These furry creatures put everything in their mouth which can sometimes be fatal for their health and wellbeing because they might end up swallowing something which isn’t good for them.

Prevent this behavior by giving your dog chew toys to nibble on.

3.     Begging for food

dog begging for foodYou should be familiar with the adorable yet manipulative face your dog makes while you are eating something. It may be hard to say no to your pet when you see that look on his face but you should be firm because otherwise he’ll get used to eating human food. You can also teach your pet to go to a different spot when you are eating.

4.     Not coming to you when asked to

Not coming to you when asked toTo make sure your dog always comes to you when you call him; you need to appreciate his behavior because this way he’ll know that it is a good thing to come to you.

Call her by saying ‘here’ or ‘come’ so that he knows what the words mean in the future as well. If he doesn’t come on the first try then don’t go to him yourself. Repeat the word and move further away.

5.     Running away from you while on the leash

dog running away from you while on the leashDogs get distracted by insects or other animals while you take them out for a walk. They like to explore, which is why, they tend to pull on the leash to move towards their area of interest.

Don’t let him pull because this will make him think that pulling will prove to be beneficial for him and it works. You need to teach him how to walk beside you while staying calm. After a while your dog will learn that pulling won’t prove to work for him so he’ll behave.