How to Stop Bad Dog
Many families take a lot of joy out of
having a pet. Dogs are often viewed as the ideal pet because
you can interact so much with them. You can teach a dog tricks,
take it for a walk, and it will always be a loyal companion.
Some dogs like to test their owner’s patience by acting out.
This may be in the form of barking non-stop, biting things
around the house, or digging holes in the back yard. No pet
owner wants to have to deal with bad dog behaviors like this.
It’s not only frustrating, but it’s time consuming as well, if
you don’t know how to effectively correct the problem.
Adopting an animal when it is very young usually helps to
initiate a lasting bond. Once a small puppy is taken from its
mother, it relies on its owner for direction. It is at this
stage that you want to start reinforcing certain things. One of
the most troublesome bad dog behaviors is playing with items
the animal shouldn’t be. Typically this is slippers, or small
kids’ toys, it can even be expensive purses or shoes. The dog
has no idea what is and isn’t a toy, so it just assumes
everything is. The owner should be mindful of what it left
within the dog’s reach and if he or she notices the dog picking
up something it shouldn’t be, a firm “no” always helps.
Repetition is often necessary to ensure the dog understands the
rule and to correct this type of dog behavior problems.
Accidents in the home sometimes occur and if they aren’t
dealt with swiftly, the problem can be a persistent one. Many
puppies relieve themselves wherever and whenever the mood
strikes them. This is one of the bad dog behaviors that can
really impact your life. It’s important for the owner to take
the dog outside at regular intervals when it is young so it
becomes accustomed to not going inside the house. If that’s not
possible, you can paper train the dog, which is also very
Biting is another issue that some dog owners find themselves
facing. Typically it’s not that the dog is meaning to bite
anyone. It’s more that the dog is playing and nips at the
person. This is especially troubling if you have young children
in the home. Correcting bad dog behaviors like this is really
important. You don’t want to end up having a dog that bites
people who are at your home visiting. This could have very
serious results so you need to work with the dog, by scolding
it when it does attempt to play in this fashion.
It’s so nice to have a pet for the entire family to enjoy.
With a little work and commitment you can train your dog to be
a wonderful and loving companion for years to come. Dog
behavior problems can always be corrected if you take the right