Correcting Bad Behavior in Dogs – Train your Pekingese Right from the Start

 


Correcting bad behavior in dogs seems like an easy task, or is it? You saw this cute little pekingese pup and you’ve decided to buy or adopt him. You have a great vision for the both of you and you love him, sure. However, after a while he suddenly becomes a menace and is now beginning to create chaos into your once peaceful home. Any dog needs to be taught what he can and cannot do at home. And before trying to correct any bad behavior, it is ideal if you have already successfully trained him the basics such as come, stay, down and sit.

But, how does it happen? Dogs go bad simply because of the mis-communication between the dog and his pet parent. Bad dog attitudes can always be addressed with patience, time, proper management and retraining.

Setting up ground rules are important all throughout their lives and to be successful, you must be consistent about it. It is a must that all members of the household should do the same training and use the type of disciplining on the dog. Any breed of dog, if not properly corrected and trained will do anything he pleases at any age.

Another thing, always be on a calm state when you are trying to correct or teach your dog something. Never in any way yell, scream or hit the dog if you don’t want him to be scared of you. Fear is bad in any owner-dog relationship, it is and will not be healthy.

Correcting Bad Behavior in Dogs

Correcting Bad Behavior in Dogs

Some Guidelines on How to Stop Unwanted Behavior

  • The works. In general, dogs do what works out for them. Any behavior, bad or good, he is doing it because he knows that he will be getting something that he wants out of it. For example, he jumps at you the moment you enter your door. If you like this, then fine, don’t correct it. Otherwise, remove the giving of attention so that he would eventually stop jumping up to you and would try to find another way in order to get your attention. When he does it, make sure you praise and pet him.
  • Know the cause. Determine the reason behind why he is doing all those unwanted behavior. Is he trying to get your attention? Is he trying to play a game with you? What is he getting from you if he does it? Ponder on it carefully and remove what he wants out of that unwanted behavior.
  • Look at yourself in the mirror. Do you cajole him to stop when he does something bad or yell at him? Maybe this is what he wants from you. Angry attention is still attention and that is important since he wants to be recognized as part of the pack. If you only notice him when he does something bad, then you are the one responsible for training him to become a bad pooch.
  • Remove physical stimulants. If you notice that his bad attitude would be triggered by a certain toys, plants or other objects, then remove it. It is more wise to give him a chew toy that he likes so that he would end up chewing and playing with it for hours.
  • Reward. For every good behavior he does, do not overlook nor forget to reward it. He would then repeat doing the good behavior because of the reward and would eventually leave that bad habit of his behind.
  • Change yourself too. Do your best to stop cajoling or yelling to his bad behavior as he may thing that you are simply joining in the fun with him. Resist the urge. Silence and ignoring him is better than all the ruckus of yelling – and clean his mess afterwards when you have sent him to another room.

If your dog is running and hiding from you then your relationship with him is already damaged. Correcting bad behavior in dogs is only effective if your relationship with your dog is still healthy. Otherwise, you still have a long way to go in order to mend your broken relationship and gain his trust again.

Do you have any issues with your pet? How did you change him? What are the things that you did in order to improve his attitude? Tell us more on how you did it and if you asked for professional help in order to attain the desired behavior that you wanted in the first place. Think this post is somehow helpful to you? Don’t forget to like our page!

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