Bad dog behavior is often very upsetting to us because we attribute them to lack of love, dominance, vengeance, or some other unpleasant human motive. However, most bad behaviors arise simply because of mis-communication and misunderstanding between us and our dog. Here, I discuss how I deal with my dogs bad behavior.
Puppy biting is normal canine behavior. However, for the safety of all, we want to teach our puppies not to bite on people. Here are some common techniques on how to stop puppy biting, and how to teach our dogs to control the force of their bites.
Dog to dog aggression may be caused by a variety of factors including fear, excitement, frustration, stress, protection, and dominance. We discuss a variety of techniques that can help with dog to dog aggression. In cases of aggression, always make safety a number one priority.
Food aggression and resource guarding occur when a dog associates people coming near his food and resources as a negative event. The best techniques for food aggression focuses on helping our dogs re-associate people with something good and positive. We examine a variety of techniques for dealing with food aggression and resource guarding issues.
Sometimes, it seems that our dog suddenly gets aggressive over his food and toys. Why does a dog show aggression with food, but is calm and loving otherwise? We consider why dogs get aggressive over food and toys, as well as how we can discourage this behavior through management and retraining.
What is the dominant dog? Some people attribute all bad dog behaviors to dominance, while others do not want to use the dominant dog label at all. We examine dominance in dogs and present techniques for handling this issue.
Is dog dominance real, or a myth? Does dominance cause most bad dog behaviors? How do we deal with a dominant dog? We consider dog dominance - what is fact and what is fiction.
It is especially difficult to become pack leader to an aggressive dog because we will naturally fear our dog’s aggression. Here are some techniques that helped me conquer my fear and become pack leader to my aggressive dog.
the toy was no longer sufficient to contain my dogs frustration. Dogs leash bite for a variety of reasons including boredom, frustration, over-excitement, and redirected energy. We consider the different types of leash biters and what are the different techniques for stopping this leash biting behavior.
Dogs generally pull us during walks because they are excited, happy, and want to explore. Other times, a dog may pull to get to prey, or to run away from a threat. We can teach our dog not to pull by showing him that pulling results in standing still, whereas being calm results in moving forward.
Why do dogs jump on people? Is it because of dominance or simple playfulness? In this article, we explore why dogs jump, and what are some common methods to stop our dog from jumping on us and on others.
Dogs bark for a variety of reasons including warning, defense, boredom, stress, excitement, or simply because they want some attention. Barking is often just a symptom of some other issue. The best way to stop dog barking, is to identify the root of the barking behavior, and address it at the source.
Dogs eat poop because of stress, nutritional imbalance, boredom, or simply because they enjoy the taste. Feces from other animals may contain worms, intestinal parasites, and more that may be harmful to our dogs. Here, we consider some useful methods for stopping our dog from eating poop.
There are many reasons why dogs escape. When a dog escapes, it is not sufficient to just block his current escape route. For long-term results, we want to understand the root cause of the escapes, and address those issues. This will not only stop our dog from escaping, but also lead to a better quality of life.