Solutions to Common Dog Behavior Problems: Barking, Separation Anxiety, Pulling on Leash, etc.

training dog to stop pulling on leashSome of the most common dog behavior problems which include barking, begging, pulling on the leash, urinating indoors, whining, separation anxiety, aggressive behavior, can all be solved with a few minor adjustments in your dog’s routine.

Today we’re going to show you some common dog behavior problems and how you can train your dog to behave better.

Stopping Common Dog Behavior Problems: Barking

 
Barking is the universal canine neighborhood annoyance that’s guaranteed to have your neighbors or your landlord regretting having to deal with you and your dog. Dogs bark for many common reasons: they are protecting the homeland, and are treating strangers as strange which according to Plato’s Republic, is the sign of a proper dog.

Common Dog Behavior Issues: Separation Anxiety

 

Does your dog lose its mind when you leave it alone for even a few hours? Ever come home to a complete set of broken coffee cups? Then your dog and mine could probably hang out. Separation anxiety in dogs is very common, and it’s really a matter of conditioning and training your dog to be comfortable even when you’re not present, or when it’s left all by itself at home.

More Common Negative Behaviors in Dogs: Biting

 

Biting is one of the quickest way to not make friends for your dog. Beside being embarrassing, it can actually be downright dangerous to others and other dogs as well. It’s going to be very important to remove the desire to bite people or other dogs as soon as possible.

Bad Doggy Behaviors: Pulling on Leash

 

One great way to stop a dog’s tendency to pull on the leash is with a retractable hands free dog leash. With a bungee cord material, the hands free harness distributes the tension of sudden dog movements evenly along the leash so that the dog cannot effectively jerk you around.

dog behavior problems: no pull leashBesides that you can make sure your dog learns to stop until you are ready to go, and stay with you at all times. If it gets distracted or wants to sniff everything in sight, learn to balance spontaneous stops during your walk that allows your dog to sniff and mark with a steady walking pace.

For dogs, they love to be out walking- but they will want to stop and smell what’s new with the community dogs stirring about. I compare dogs sniffing street corners and light poles to humans checking their facebook notifications.

Dog Marking Its Territory

 
The best way to prevent your dog from excessive marking or marking on furniture is to stop it mid-act. This way it associates a powerful emotional message which your dog can clearly understand that this behavior is not acceptable. Allowing dogs the freedom to mark outdoors could alleviate any negative indoors tendencies, finding the balance between domesticated dog and completely feral beast.