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Correcting Bad Behavior in Dogs

Dogs can be amazing companions and playmates, but they can also be stubborn and have bad behavior when they're not under your control. ll discuss some tips for correcting bad dog behavior so that your pet stays safe and happy.

1. Barking non-stop

There is hardly a dog that doesn't bark. Dogs greet each other and send messages by barking. But dogs that are bored with barking can turn off family members and neighbors.

For outdoor dogs, when it is ready to bark, you call its name, so as to attract its attention; or distraction methods, command it to "down", the dog is difficult to bark out when lying down; if it does not work, then splash it with water or take something not too heavy to throw at it, this sudden thing will scare It will jump and make it quiet down quickly. Never run out and reprimand the dog when it is barking loudly, as this will give the dog the impression that the owner will come to see it as soon as it barks, and even if it is reprimanded, it will be more pleasant for the owner to come to it, so it will bark more vigorously.

When the dog stops barking, do not praise it immediately, lest it think that the owner is praising its barking behavior. For dogs kept indoors, you can prepare some toys and stuff them in its mouth when it keeps barking, so it will be difficult to bark with something in its mouth.

In addition, while training the dog to bark, it should also develop the ability to stop barking on command. If it does not stop, hold its mouth with your hand, let it stay quiet for a while, when it does not bark immediately praise and reward.

Correcting Bad Behavior in Dogs

2. Chewing on objects

Puppies born 4 to 5 months is the time to grow teeth, because it feels itchy, it will chew any object that can be seen, especially with the owner's smell, such as slippers, cell phones, etc. Children's toys it also likes. In addition, dogs with gastrointestinal disorders or parasites will also chew objects; when dogs are lonely and bored, or when they are treated coldly and unfairly by their owners, they will mischievously chew things in the house.

We should understand the chewing behavior of young dogs, but also to let it know what can chew, what not to chew, often give it bones or dog chew gum and other toys to let it exercise teeth.

Another way to correct this is to loudly reprimand the dog when it bites something and take this away; you can also spray a pungent smelling potion on something it likes to chew.

Whatever the case, you should pay more attention to your dog's behavior, and it will be difficult to correct it if you let it develop a bad habit.

3. Picking things to eat

Dogs pick things to eat, either because of malnutrition or purely as a fetish. Dogs eating feces is an intolerable vice, this habit not only affects the owner's interest in raising dogs, and can make the dog infected with intestinal parasites.

For the malnutrition caused by the problem, you can make appropriate adjustments in its diet, and for dogs with bad habits must be forced to correct it. Usually when you see it picking up something to eat, you reprimand it severely and make it spit it out. Some dogs pretend in front of the owner, but behind the scenes is still "dog can not change to eat shit", we can use indirect punishment, pick up two stones, secretly tracking, found the dog is picking something, it will throw the stone to it, it was surprised, thought it was their own behavior led to the consequences. Repeated several times, the dog will almost be able to correct this vice.

Of course there are other ways, is the dog is likely to pick up the food on the withdrawal of some chili powder and other irritating seasonings, so that it ate twice the torment, from then on there will be a memory, never dare to eat again.

4. drag out the food to eat

Some dogs like to drag out the food to eat, if the food is too big for the sake of the food, as long as the food will be cut up some on the line; and those possessive dogs, not only drag the food out of the basin, but also dragged to the hidden place, savor. This habit is very bad, because the uneaten food will rot in the corner and attract worms.

To correct this bad habit of your dog, you can often feed it food in your hand so that it gradually develops the habit of eating food openly and honestly.

Correcting Bad Behavior in Dogs

5. Barking and chasing at passers-by

Wary of strangers and aggressive attitude is the dog's guarded instinct, although it is out of the protective psychology of the owner, but the dog barking and attacking people for no reason is a lack of calm judgment, but also impolite behavior, must be corrected.

A dog living in a building hears the sound of someone walking outside the door and barks furiously, the owner naturally wants to stop it, but his heart is a little nervous, then the dog feels the owner's fear and will still be alert to the door barking non-stop. So to make the dog settle down, you yourself have to sit down first, then greet it over and sit down, and pet it to comfort it.

When the dog is small, do not let it have too strong curiosity about people walking on the road, when it chases and barks at people should immediately use a stern voice to drink it. Those who are afraid of the dog to see it running straight over will be scared to run, which will be more aroused its interest; if people understand the psychology of the dog, when it chases standing still, it feels bored, sniffing also go away.


Bad dog behavior can be frustrating and difficult to manage. Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to try and correct your dog’s bad behavior. First, make sure that you understand what is causing the bad behavior. Sometimes it may simply be a result of being overstimulated or anxious, so identify the root cause of the problem and work to address it. Second, provide your dog with positive reinforcement for good behavior. This means giving them treats or points (or both!) when they exhibit good behaviors. Finally, don’t give up on your dog – if all else fails, consult a professional animal trainer who will be able to help get your dog back on track.

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