Want a Happy Well Balanced Dog? This is What You Need to Do.
- Stop petting the dog – Some people pet the dog whenever it’s nervous Petting is a reward and the dog thinks you want it to be nervous. Petting rewards and encourages nervous behavior.
- Dog stays off the furniture and off your lap. Dogs that have aggression issues possess their owners and have more confidence when they are with their owner. Teach the dog a Place command on a dog bed or cot
- Don’t tell the dog “It’s Okay.” It is another form of praise and you are making manners worse.
- Dog does not sleep in bed with you. If your dog has aggression issues, no more sleeping in bed
- Stop talking to the dog. Some people talk constantly to their dog which I imagine can get annoying to the dog. If I talked non-stop to my wife she’d tell me enough! Dogs can learn a few key commands and then all you are making is noise. We have had dogs that come in for training that do not know their name. Could it be due to the non-stop talking the owner does so the dog just learned to tune them out? Silence is peace. Dogs naturally are quiet. They bark to get attention or alert you to a threat, but normal well-balanced dogs are quiet. I once had a seasonal campsite in a resort town and would take my 5 dogs with me to the camper for the week. People would walk by and be very surprised that I had so many dogs, and how quiet they were.
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