Three Training Tips for Behavioral Problems and When to Get Help

Having a dog with behavioral problems can be a trial. Whether your dog is barking nonstop, chewing furniture and shoes, begging, digging, or jumping up, there are some steps that you can take to prevent or change the behavior. Yet sometimes it is important to get help training your dog. 

Prevent Boredom

One of the best ways that you can keep your dog from acting out is to keep them busy and entertained. You should be helping your dog get plenty of exercise, and you should also be keeping them entertained much of the time. You can keep your dog entertained by providing them with plenty of toys that they like. Chew toys are a great option.

Correct the Behavior

Anytime your dog does something that you don’t want them to do, you need to correct their behavior. You can correct behavior by showing them what they did wrong, telling them no, and redirecting them to something that is allowed. For some behaviors, putting them in their crate or another confined space for a short period of time following the behavior can also be beneficial.

Start Early

It is important that you start training your dog early, and curb behaviors as soon as they arise. The longer you allow a behavior to go on, the harder it will be to break. If you aren’t sure how to train your dog, you might need to take it to obedience classes.

These are all great tips for training your dog to stop unwanted behavior. However, there are some behaviors that you should not tackle alone. If your dog is showing aggression, even subtly, you should get professional help to change the behavior before the dog becomes dangerous.

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