Common Puppy Behavior Problems: Nipping

Common Puppy Behavior Problems: Nipping

All pups start out doing everything possible to seemingly want to annoy you, get in trouble, or worse – hurt themselves. But at the same time they are incredibly cute – they have to be so you’ll still love them when they are being really bad, which happens...

Common Puppy Behavior Problems: Chasing

Common Puppy Behavior Problems: Chasing

Puppies love to chase things: toys, balls, other puppies… They also like to chase things they shouldn’t, like small children, cats, bicycles, cars, etc. The time to teach your dog not to chase inappropriate things is when he’s young. It’s much...

Common Puppy Behavior Problems: Mounting

When puppies grow up they often start mounting the legs of their owners or other dogs. This is normal puppy behavior but not something that is appreciated by humans for a number of reasons. First, it’s embarrassing, especially if your puppy does it to company....

Common Puppy Behavior Problems: Jumping

Common Puppy Behavior Problems: Jumping

Nothing is more disconcerting than having a big dog jump up on you and practically knock you over. In fact, this habit is even more dangerous when children or elderly people are concerned. Far too many dog owners leave this bad habit alone and do not get concerned...

Common Puppy Behavior Problems: Digging

Common Puppy Behavior Problems: Digging

The instinct to dig is strong in most dogs and often starts in puppyhood. If your puppy is starting to dig up the yard, you need to intervene before your garden begins to look like a mine field. The best way to control your puppy’s urge to dig is to give him a...

Common Puppy Behavior Problems: Barking

Common Puppy Behavior Problems: Barking

Barking is completely normal for any dog but it should be considered a problem if it becomes excessive. Most dogs will bark at strangers passing by, and this is to be expected. However, you need to teach your puppy that although some barking is OK, too much barking is...

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