Stop Puppy Bad Behavior: 10 Tips
Attempting to crack a bad puppy habit? Here are some basic tips to help you:
1. Who’s the Boss?
Let your dog know who the boss is from the beginning. Set up the rules and stick to them persistently.
2. Avoid the Wrong Situations
In case your dog shows bad behavior in specific situations or environments, stay away from those situations whenever possible.
Here’s Mr. Pepper, the Crazy Dachshund puppy behaving badly 🙂
3. Mind Your Dog
If you keep a close eye on your dog, you will immediately learn what it requires to be comfy and cared for.
4. Confine Your New Dog
As soon as you get a new pet, ensure you watch over it carefully during training and limit its accessibility to a small area of your home till appropriately trained.
5. Reward Good Behavior
Stimulate and reward good behavior.
6. Give an Alternative
Correct poor behaviors by offering your dog with alternatives (for example, replace a toy for your favorite tennis shoes or a chew stick in lieu of a table leg).
7. Use Positive Reinforcement
Positive reinforcement is great. In no way reprimand your dog physically or force it to follow your commands, as this may result in fear and aggression.
8. Keep it Tame
Avoid “rough house” with your dog or encourage aggressive behavior, because your dog cannot differentiate between when this is acceptable and when it isn’t.
9. Socialize Gradually
Gradually socialize your puppy exposing it to other people, animals and environments to ensure that over time, it gets comfortable with its living situation.
10. If All Else Fails, See an Expert
In case your pet carries on to show severe behavior problems, look for the advice of your veterinarian or a veterinary behaviorist.
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