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
• 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