A Look at Some Common Dog Training Problems

 

Do you have a dog that does not follow commands? If so, you know how it feels. Most behavior problems are due to owners not knowing how to communicate properly with their dogs. To train your dog effectively, you have to learn how to speak his language. The following is a quick overview of how to correct dog behavior problems using simple techniques.

 

Stool eating is probably the worst habit that a dog can have and is definitely horrible to watch. Cat feces is a popular delicacy with many dogs who often raid the kitty litter box when you’re not looking. No one really knows why dogs do this, but it could have to do parasites or another type of medical issue. Dogs, regardless of their health, still will perform this disgusting act. This is why you have to have a handle on feces around your property so your dog cannot eat them.

 

One other way to combat this problem is to sprinkle stuff on the feces that will make it taste bad for the dog which will stop them from doing it in the future. A solution that you may have to use is a muzzle. Simply put this on your dog when you take them for a walk and issue will vanish.

 

Many dog owners know that dogs will fight, which is problematic in many ways. Pack animals, like dogs, are territorial by nature. They will challenge people to show dominance over their region. Walking your dog so that they can get exercise, you can help them not fight when they go out. When you walk your dog on a leash, it is common to have dogs growl at one another. Simply keep distance between the two of them and everything will be fine. Dogs get into the habit of meeting one another on the street. It is their nature. By keeping your dog from other dogs, fighting will be kept to a minimum. Always use a leash when you go out with your dog and never allow them to pull you along.

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Never let your dog beg! This is a very bad habit that should be avoided at all costs. Begging usually develops as a puppy. The owner thinks it’s cute and feeds the dog causing a habit to persist. This, of course, only encourages the behavior. This shows that the dog controls the master, and not the other way around. Make sure that you do not overfeed your dog. Dog obesity can lead to an early death which is not what you want your dog to experience. Table scraps should never be given to a dog. Only after the humans are done eating should a dog be fed anything at all.

 

All dogs obey their training, although some necessitate extra attention with certain areas. The above are some typical behavior problems, though your dog might exhibit different ones. If you find that nothing you do is helping the problem, the best approach is to consult with a professional dog trainer or behavior specialist. No matter what you do, don’t give in, since just about any troubles you have with the behavior of your dog can be taken care of.

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