Dog Behavior Inside Will Improve with a Leash
It never fails. Whenever I go into client’s home to work on their dog behavior, starting with lesson one, owners are surprised to hear me say, “Put a leash on your dog in the house.”
Now, on lesson two, they are even more surprised to find out that it works surprisingly well to squelch any kind of unwanted behavior.
Demanding Attention Dog Behavior Issue
This little guy is on stage, center of attention, and making demands. It was extremely difficult to carry on a conversation because of his loud barking and demands.
Take a look at the pup in the video who is barking for attention, and what his owner does with the leash to settle him down to stop that unwanted attention barking.
So, settle him down now.
Once settled down by his owner, he became quiet and relaxed and we could resume our talk.
Dog Behavior Problem – Lack of Exercise
What I did find out, in all fairness to the pup, was that because of our early scheduled lesson he had missed his morning walk. That’s right. No morning exercise.
So, now, the next time your dog misbehaves, you’ve got to ask yourself this question: “Have I satisfied all his needs?” So, what are those?
Dog Behavior – Tried and True Solutions
Exercise, like walks, jogs, running him on a bike, whatever his thing is that you like to do with him that he enjoys with you. Mental stimulation. That’s like obedience training. Thinking about doing “sit” and “down” and “sit” and “down”, “stand up”, “lay down”, “sit”, just like that. And also, doggie puzzles. All those things create mental fatigue.
Lastly, you want to make sure that he doesn’t need food, water, or a potty break, or all of the above.
That’s your tip.Hopefully you can put that to use with your dog in your house. I’m Jim Burwell. Keeper and I, as usual, can always be found at petiquettedog.com.