Taking Control of a Disobedient Dog

Do you own a dog? You will have to train them sooner or later. Even if you never planned on training your dog, you'll find that some training is essential to have the best relationship with your pet. This article will discuss several different ways to handle behavioral problems with an untrained dog.

There are dogs who absolutely love to ride in vehicles; then there are those who are totally afraid. Dogs can be fearful about being in a car, become hyperactive or get sick when riding. This should not be of concern to you if you dog is a home dog and does not travel with you very often. When your dog is not crazy about taking a ride in your vehicle; you may try putting them in it when it is not moving. Once you have done this, you can go a little ways to show him that it is safe. The majority of dogs will do just fine when riding in vehicles; if yours does not, break it in slowly. When you take your dog for a walk, does he constantly pull on the leash? This could appear like a trivial thing. It could possibly turn into very serious circumstances. A dog who constantly pulls might break free and run into traffic, fight with another dog or cause some other type of disturbance. Leash pulling is quite natural to dogs, who have long been used by humans to pull loads. All it takes is a little endurance and you can teach your dog to stop. Never let your dog take charge of your daily walk. Come to an abrupt halt when your dog is straining on the leash. Don't resume walking until the pulling behavior stops.

Separation anxiety is one of the top behavioral issues that dogs have. Dogs that get left alone during the day might show their dissatisfaction in different ways. Some symptoms of separation anxiety include urinating or defecation, chewing and constant barking. Another way to tell is that your dog shows displeasure when you are about to leave for work or they are really demonstrative when you get home. This is a quandary that is not considered a simple fix and it may take lots of training and changes in behavior. You should always leave some toys out for your dog to play with and turning the radio on for the day is also a good idea. Getting another pet is another option, although sometimes not viable, but it is a way to provide your dog with company during the day.

By setting boundaries in your household through proper dog training, your dog will understand the rules and you will both get along much better. Just be persistent! As long as you are consistent with your rules and training, your dog will not have unwanted behaviors at all. Expert help is sometimes needed, especially if the problems are bad, but most of the time you can train your dog with techniques that you implement.