Dog behaviors are misunderstood by most owners not being able to find solutions thereafter. Understanding your dog is of utmost importance to control bad dog behavior. The behavior is not intentional most of the time and happens because the dog is afraid or scared. The first step is understanding these problems for preventing them. With obedience training, the foundation for teaching your dog enlivens helping you to better control their emotions. Some of the common bad dog behavior is as under:
Chewing is natural for all dogs but excessive chewing can turn out to be excessive causing damage to your home. Some of the common reasons are:
- Puppy teething, etc.
Encouraging your dog by chewing the right things to prevent them from showing these bad behaviors. Keep your personal items away and giving your dogs chewing bones or toys for keeping them engaged.
Anxiety Of Separation
Separation anxiety is one of the most common bad dog behavior that dogs show the moment they are separated from their owners. Some include inappropriate urinating, chewing, or other destruction forms when separated. The dogs tend to become anxious when owners are about to leave. The misbehavior happens in the first 15 to 45 minutes and then they go into depression.
Dogs love it when owners are around them constantly. You have to be touching your dog at all times.
Begging is a very bad habit but encouraged by many dog owners. Dogs have the begging habit because they love food and want to taste what their owner is having. Before sitting down to have food, ask your dog to go to his place and sit there. Keep your dog in another room if necessary and give him treats only when it is his eating time or he has done something good.
Jumping is a natural behavior of dogs and they jump when greeting people. But jumping anytime can be annoying and dangerous seeing it as bad dog behavior. There are many ways of stopping methods like lifting knees, grabbing paws, but not all dogs like this. The best way is to turn away ignoring him. Do not make eye contact or touch him. Calm him slowly and when he is calm, give him a treat.
You will see many dogs digging holes because of reasons like:
- Fear of anxiety
- The desire for hiding possessions
Try finding out about the cause of digging and spend quality time with them. If digging continues, give him a sandbox where he can dig freely.
Dogs bite for so many reasons. They do so for exploring the environment and dog owners have to show that biting cannot get them anything. Dogs may bite for:
- Fear or defensiveness
- Predatory instinct
Owners can help in decreasing the tendency by giving proper training and breeding practices.
These are some behaviors acceptable by owners and they should teach dogs to be humble and good.