Do you have a dog that does not follow commands? If so, you know how it feels. Communication problems with dogs and owners usually has to do with behavior issues and the owner not knowing how to handle it. You simply have to learn how to speak in an effective manner to your dog. The following are some simple ways to correct dog behavior problems that many dog owners encounter.
Stool eating is probably the worst habit that a dog can have and is definitely horrible to watch. Many dogs will eat the feces of other animals, and eating from cat liter boxes in the house is quite common. It is thought that medical issues can cause this to occur, sometimes parasites that are in the dog’s system. Yet even healthy dogs may do this, and the best way to prevent it is to be diligent about cleaning up any feces in the yard and being alert when walking your dog.
Unbelievably, there is actually a product on the market that will make the feces taste terrible. This is used to deter dogs from doing this. If your dog can’t be broken of this habit, using a muzzle when walking him might be the only solution.
If you have a yard or a garden, digging can become a hindrance, as it is one thing that dogs have a lot of fun doing. Sometimes when a dog is doing too much digging, it means they are not getting enough exercise. Try to find time to exercise your dog and give him a chance to run around. Make sure you leave toys and bones in the yard when you leave your dog alone. Digging is a natural feeling for some dogs, though and in this situation, the greatest answer is to look for an area where digging will be alright. Then, you can instruct the dog to dig in the specific area by putting toys and barriers in the area where you no longer want them to dig. You can nip digging in the bud if you spray the area with something like cayenne pepper.
If your dog is showing signs of violence; you need to take care of this right away. Dogs can be overbearing with their handlers, other canines or other people in general. There are certain breeds that you would attribute this nature to, but this attitude can be apparent in any breed. When you have possibly missed the period of life when your dog was young, you may not know if it has been the victim or some sort of abusive treatment. Another possibility is a health problem, so your first step should be taking the dog to the veterinarian. If indeed you dog is found not to be experiencing any sort of medical dilemma; you will need to seek proper training.
By setting boundaries in your household through proper dog training, your dog will understand the rules and you will both get along much better. While some behavior problems are harder to overcome than others, with persistence you can teach your dog to stop any unwanted behavior. Most dogs will respond to what their owner is training them to do. If this doesn’t work, professional dog trainers are always available.