Many dogs bark when playing and dog owners may often wonder what triggers this behavior. Why do dogs have to"talk so much" when they are having fun? What are they trying to say? And most of all, where's that "off button"? How can we reduce a dog's barking behavior when playing?
Many dogs chew in the yard, especially when they are left out there unsupervised for prolonged periods of time. Often, this behavior leaves dog owners upset considering that, when left in the yard, many dogs end up chewing things such as the garden hose, the fence, the legs of tables and chairs. What gives?
Why do dogs fence fight? It's a common sight for people who walk their dogs by fenced yards to see dogs who are highly aroused and barking. One moment they're barking at the trigger, the next they're at each other, growling and barking as if they were actually fighting.
Dogs eat cat food for a simple reason: dogs find cat food to be an appealing delicacy that is difficult to resist. If Rover is stealing Miss Kitty's food though, you may want to take some steps to discourage this behavior. While it's still nutrition, dogs are built differently than cats and therefore have different nutritional requirements. Not to mention, it's not nice for your dog to deprive your cat from needed nourishment, and secondly, consider the fact that cat food can cause problems to your dog, especially when consumed frequently or in abundance.
So you decided to stop by the pet store and get your dog a bone, but as soon as you give it to him, he starts whining as he carries the bone in his mouth, what gives? Isn't your dog supposed to be a happy camper and just lie down and enjoy chomping on it like any normal dog would?
When a dog acts protective of one owner, the issue shouldn't be underestimated considering that these dogs, when put in a stressful situations, may be likely to bite. Intervention from a dog behavior professional is paramount considering the risks involved in such situations. Protective behaviors tend to not get better with time, and the more a dog is allowed to rehearse the problem behavior, the more it puts roots considering that this behavior tends to attain a strong reinforcement history.
If your dog refuses to walk on leash, you may be thinking your dog is being stubborn like a mule, but most likely, there are other dynamics at play. These dogs certainly deserve being given the benefit of doubt before labeling them as hard-headed or lazy. It's therefore important to play close attention to when this behavior occurs so to obtain some helpful pointers which provide valuable help in the resolution process of the problem.