Train Your Dog Like a Pro:
6 Easy Steps


Step Five: Address Specific Behavior Problems

Does your dog bite? Biting can be a display of dominance, fear or even a sign that your pet is in pain. Learn how to get to the source of your dog's biting behavior now.

Training strategies for dogs who bite
• Find out how your vet can help

Does your pet potty in the house?
Occasionally pets have accidents in the house, especially if they are young. But when your formerly fastidious friend suddenly forgets his manners, there is clearly something wrong.

Reasons pets potty in the house
How to prevent house soiling
• Discover what your vet can do to help

Does your dog bark too much?
It's tempting to respond to a dog's relentless barking with an irritable bark of your own. The key to solving a barking problem usually lies in understanding what your dog is trying to say.

• What signal are you sending your dog?
End Excessive Barking
Could separation anxiety be an issue?

Other Challenging Behavior Issues -- and Solutions:
Begging for food
Begging for attention
Chewing on household items
Climbing on the furniture
Digging in the yard
Escaping the fenced-in yard
Sniffing, licking and jumping on guests
Trash tipping

Step Six: When All Else Fails, Call an Expert
Ask questions, check references and expect no less than the absolute best for your pet.

• Find out how to select an animal behavior specialist or dog trainer
• Learn what to expect from a visit with a dog trainer
• Plus, get more tips on the Dogs and Puppies message board

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