There are several common dog behavior that most owners consider annoying or harmful. Aggressiveness is one of these. This can also lead to biting or other bad behaviors. Fortunately there are numerous ways to discipline a dog for these unwanted traits. These include obedient training, positive reinforcement, reward based training.
A dog might be barking in order to mark his territory. He may also want to protect you or other people from something. Dogs might also be aggressive because of a medical condition. An example of this might be German Shepherd puppies who might growl due to their congenital hip-dysplasia. A separation anxiety disorder in dogs, on the other hand, might also result in aggressive behavior.
Another type of dog behavior that can make owner uncomfortable is destructive behavior. Destructive behavior includes tearing things up, jumping, barking, chewing, urinating in public and digging holes. Destructive behavior is usually caused by frustration or boredom. It can also happen as a result of excessive stress or harsh training.
Some behaviors can sometimes be prevented by making sure your dog has plenty of exercise. Exercising your pooch helps to keep him fit and healthy and also drain off his excessive energy during the day. This will allow him to have a good night sleep without causing any disciplinary issue. A tired dog is a happy dog.
Now that you know what each of these behaviors is, you’ll be able to identify them when your dog exhibits them. By observing your pet’s behaviors, you can determine whether he is doing something acceptable, and which behaviors are inappropriate and needs correction.
If you begin your reward based training right after you bring your dog back home, he will be able to associate your commands with his reward for doing the act. So working with him from a young age is a good idea. If you try to reinforce bad behavior before he had a clue what you are trying to say, you will never get him to respond to your commands correctly.
Keep the training sessions short. You don’t want your dog to get bored. If you have an extended training session, your dog will lost his focus and attention.
Stay consistent with the commands you use for your pup’s behavior. When you want your dog to show a particular behavior, such as “sit”, you must give him a clear command. That means you have to speak clearly and teach him what you want. That is, teaching him the meaning of the word “sit.” When he understands the meaning of the word “sit” and associates it with the desired behavior, he will have no problem sitting on his own.
If you notice that your pooch is exhibiting any behaviors that are inappropriate, you should correct his behavior immediately. Never delay in the correction as your dog will not be able to relate your teaching once he is done with the action. For example, if your canine starts nipping at you while you’re walking, stop and let him know that it’s not appropriate. Reward him when he stops this action. He will learn to associate getting a reward for not nipping at you!
Some dogs love barking sometimes as early as in the morning or in the late afternoon, but it can also happens any moment during the day. While it’s considered a natural behavior for dogs to bark, it can be a nuisance to everyone around. There are several ways to discipline a dog if this becomes an unbearable issue.
One solution is to make sure your pooch has a nice place to play, such as a fenced in yard, where he can do some exercise and keep himself “busy”. A boring dog would love to bark to catch your attention.
Dogs are ruled by instinct. They will be motivated to exhibit a certain behavior if that simply pleases them. So, before you can effectively train your dog, you need to gain their trust and respect. Trust and respect are not things that your dog is born with, instead, it is earned through positive and negative experiences that shape how they perceive the world around them. This is where your positive reinforcement training comes into play.
Dogs really want to please their owners, but in order to do so they must be properly trained. A good way to earn a dog’s trust and respect is to really pay attention to him and spend time playing with him. Reward him when he has done a good job.
Once you have learned the basics of dog behavior, you’ll soon discover that training your pooch doesn’t have to be a frustrating chore!
Though discipline your dog requires patience and effort but the end result – a gentle, loving dog in your family – is well worth the effort.
Regardless of which training method you choose, it is the duty of you “as the owner” to be consistent and firm in your dog obedient training. Never give in to your dog demands and make sure to reward him for his good behavior. It is for this reason that the best training methods are those that yield consistency and positive results.