Top Tips For Crate Training Your Puppy

understanding dog behaviour

It can be beneficial to print out an easy to understand dog body language chart like the one below and put it somewhere visible in your house. Understanding basic dog behavior and understanding how to decipher honest dog body language will require patience, time and perseverance, however it’s certainly well worth it in the end.

Understanding The Language Of The Dog

A dog sitting on top of a dirt field

Understanding what dog language is will help you better understand what your pet is trying to say. It’s important to get your pet to understand and interpret his or her own language as you communicate with them. Understanding dog body language and the various communication signs can be useful if you ever find yourself in difficulty with your furry friend.

Dogs communicate through body language, posture and pace. Understanding how they communicate can greatly help you when trying to solve their behaviour problems. Just because your dog seems happy and playful today doesn’t always mean they are happy and playful tomorrow. Understanding and being able to recognise the different behavioural problems your furry friend may be going through will help you deal with these problems in a more effective way.

Know The Behavior Of Your Dog

A close up of a dog

Puppies have a lot to chew about so understanding dog behaviour can become very important for you as well as your puppy. Puppies are just like children, they love to explore everything new around them and chewing is part of that exploration. However, if chewing becomes a problem, you should look to see whether it is something to do with your dog and not some other issue. A lot of chewing is nothing to worry about and it only becomes a problem if it happens regularly or on a regular basis.

Growling Of Dog

Your dog may also growl at other dogs or people, when they get close to them. Understanding how your dog reacts to other animals can often provide you with valuable information when attempting to solve their behaviour problems. If you watch how your dog behaves around other dogs, you will be better equipped to know how they behave around humans. Is your dog growling at people or other animals when they come near them? Do they growl and snap at other dogs while they are playing or when they are being walked? Does your dog stop playing with other dogs when they become too close to you or when you approach them?

Many puppies nip at things when they are young. This is often due to nervousness or boredom and often goes away as they get older. Other times they may be trying to explore their surroundings so puppies can use their crate training for more of a structured environment. You should take a look at your dog’s behaviour to see if this fits in with what you are trying to achieve with crate training your puppy.

Final Words

Understanding your dog’s behaviour will help you to understand what your dog is feeling. It will also help you know how to address it in the most effective way. Crate training for dogs can be very successful, especially when you use the top tips for crate training your puppy and eliminating their anxiety without putting your dog’s health at risk. If you make crate training a regular part of your daily routine, you will find that you have an amazing companion for life.

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