If you think your puppies and dogs have bad habits, you’re not alone. According to statistics, 10-15% of all pet owners believe that their pets have behavior issues.
But does your furry pal need therapy?
Absolutely, if this type of behavior is putting him or others in danger.
Anytime the safety and well-being of your puppies or dogs or even humans are in danger, professional help should be brought in to determine the next course of action. It doesn’t have to be severe aggression to realize that your dog needs therapy. A pet exhibiting quirky behavior like showing signs of anxiety or excessive tail-chasing could mean that your pet is suffering from underlying issues.
The first step would be to consult your trusted vet. There might be an underlying medical issue that needs treatment. If you do decide to consult a certified pet behavior professional, be prepared to work with your canine friend to get the problem sorted.
These are some of the behavior issues that are common in puppies and dogs –
There can be many reasons why your pet is becoming aggressive. He may be protective of his family or his home. He might be possessive of his toys or food. He might be fearful. He might feel the need to be dominant.
In puppies and dogs, signs of aggression generally include growling, barking, charging, showing the teeth, snapping, snarling, biting, and nipping.
Going for a stroll in the neighborhood will provide stimulation on some dogs and it’ll start feeling more alert and aggressive. Some days may even benefit from growl classes or reactive dog classes or dog training.
These will help your pooch fever friend become more comfortable whenever others are around.
Being left alone, loud noises or even a slight change in routine can often upset puppies and dogs.
Different animals show anxiety in different ways. Puppies and dogs usually pace and pant and whine. However, they can also be destructive and relieve themselves where they shouldn’t and destroy things around the house. Some dogs even lick themselves so compulsively that their fur may come out and their skin is raw.
Dogs are social animals. If you live alone and leave your dog by itself for hours, your absence during the working hours can upset your dog.
Pets who don’t have their mental and physical enrichment needs met tend to display undesirable behavior.
If your dog is just bored, spending more time with him or increasing his walk time will help. But it is just afraid when you aren’t home, you should consult a professional regarding your pet’s behavior.