How to get rid of bad behavior in a dog (digging, biting, chewing)
A dog can be your most faithful and best friend. And that will be exactly until he starts chewing your favorite cuddle, or generally misbehaving. You may have already gathered your courage and are about to punish your beloved pet for some misstep, but your heart begins to melt when you look into your puppy's kindest and most pitiful eyes. Instead of just giving in, you should realize that discipline is very important to your dog.
If you allow your dog to behave as he pleases, he will not follow your commands at all. Of course, it is very hard to discipline your beloved friend and faithful companion, but let's look at the tips in this article to try to deal with the most common problems that arise when one gets a dog.
Of course, if the dog is excited - the barking is to be expected, but sometimes if the dog is constantly howling, barking and whining it can become just unbearable. Not only will it annoy you, but your neighbors will start complaining, and other dogs around may start making noise too.
To get rid of this problem, you have to figure out why your dog is whining or barking. Is he trying to make a point to you? She may be experiencing some kind of discomfort or anxiety. If you can find out the root cause, you can save a lot of time and nerves. Most dogs calm down if the cause of their stress is removed.
It's a simple enough solution. But what if your dog barks because he wants your attention or is just bored? In that case, you can put him in a locked room, or turn away from him (yes, yes, even if he asks for your attention). Every time she gets quiet, turn to her and praise her and give her something good to eat. If she starts making noise again, repeat the process. You can also teach them the word "quiet". Say the word, wait until they stop making noise, and give them their favorite treat.
Dogs' instincts are deeply ingrained inside them, and it's hard to just get rid of them. Dogs are used to chewing. Chewing on things is their normal state, the main thing is to be able to put up with the urge. More often than not, owners solve this problem with some dog toys.
The problem will begin if the dog starts chewing everything instead of his toy. It can be your bag, shoes, or even wires. Not only can this problem cost you serious money, it's also not safe for your dog!
This problem should be addressed as soon as it occurs - encourage your puppy to chew on the toy you bought for him. If you see your dog chewing something wrong, distract him by giving him a toy and a treat. Another reason for constant chewing is boredom. Don't forget to walk your dog all the time, play with him so that he spends his energy in other activities.
Some dogs like to dig in your backyard sometimes, and some dogs dig like it's the last time! Digging is another ancient instinct that almost all dogs have. Sometimes it's annoying, especially if your dog starts digging where you just recently planted a flower bed.
Instead of forbidding it, buy your dog a sandbox and make sure he only digs there. Also, good walks and other physical activities will take energy away from your dog so that he will be less tempted to expend energy digging.
Sometimes it can be very scary if dog starts chasing you down the street. And if your dog's favorite activity is constantly chasing anything that moves, you'll understand how hard it can be to keep him down.
Dogs are very susceptible to their natural predator instincts, so you'll have to work hard to quell their instincts. An out of control dog can be a real problem and lead you to a real disaster that can happen at any time.
It is important to keep your dog on a leash at all times, especially if he is always trying to run away from you. It is also important that your dog pays attention to you at all times and that he always responds when you call him. You can always train him at home. Call his name and give him a treat when he comes up to you. It is important to always know what provokes your dog. Pay more attention to training and always keep things under control.