ehavior problems are a common and often correctable
issue that many dog owners face. With
a little time, patience, and training, they can be
corrected. Here are a few common problems and
solutions to help alleviate your frustration.
Problem: People Jumper
Solution: If your dog jumps up on you, turn
sideways and either extend your leg or lean over
to give a body block with your hip, so your dog
never gets his front paws on you. When your
dog has all four paws on the floor, immediately
give her attention and praise.
Problem: Furniture/Shoe Chewer
Solution: The key to prevent problem
chewing is to direct your pup's natural
inclination to chew towards appropriate objects.
This can be achieved when you offer your dog a
wide range of items to chew and rotate them
regularly. These should include safe, long-lasting
chew toys in a variety of textures and
Problem: Garbage Diver
Solution: Place garbage in a closet,
cupboard, or room your pet cannot easily get to.
If garbage must be left out, keep leftover food
out of it. It is a natural thing for your dog to
scavenge for food. If necessary, use an indoor
barrier to keep him away from off-limit areas.
The happiness and safety of you, your pet, and
the people around you are important.
Remember, be consistent and unwavering in
your training and everyone wins.