Free Help With
Dog Behavior Problems
Get answers to your biggest questions about training and your
dog separation anxiety
advice for dog behavior
occasion, your dog may exhibit behavior problems like chewing on
your sofa, digging in the garden or jumping on guests.
humans, we sometimes find ourselves asking "Why does my dog do
that?" or "How can I make him stop that?"
It can become frustrating
when the same problems arise over and over again, but don't worry,
you can get help with dog behavior problems right here.
training a dog, you'll have to find ways to work around any behavior
problems that your dog might have. Read below to find free
help with dog behavior problems and the answers to common questions
regarding dog training problems.
How do I keep my dog from chewing on furniture?
The first thing you need to do is determine why
your dog is chewing. Is your dog a puppy?
If so, he is
probably teething and he chews to relieve his painful gums.
For a teething puppy, you can keep him from chewing by providing
appropriate chew toys. Special dog teething rings, ice cubes
and soft rawhides are all good for teething puppies.
If your dog chews on furniture when you're not
home, the dog behavior problem is probably Separation Anxiety. See
Separation Anxiety for many easy solutions to this problem.
Let's say your dog is not a puppy and he chews
while you are home, then what do you do? Well, it is probably
a case of boredom or high energy. A good solution is to
provide your dog with plenty of appropriate items to chew on and
interactive toys (like a Kong.) You should also make sure your
dog is getting plenty of exercise. If he has an outlet for his
pent up energy, like taking a run with you or visiting a dog park,
he is much less likely to take his frustration out on the legs of
How can you prevent a dog from digging holes?
Dogs are natural diggers, so understand that
digging is a part of your dog's genetic makeup. There are a
few things you can do to deter digging behavior. First, try to
limit your dog's time alone in your yard. Limiting the amount
of time your dog has for digging will give him less opportunity to
dig. Second, make sure your dog has plenty of shade and maybe
even a dog house or baby pool in your yard. Dogs dig holes in
order to cool their body temperature, so the issue could be that
your dog is just hot and he's trying to cool off by laying in a cool
The third thing you can do is to fill all of the
holes with rocks, chicken wire or blown up balloons and cover them
with dirt. Your dog will begin to re-dig these holes and will
find it uncomfortable to do so. The rocks or chicken wire will
make it hard for your dog to dig with his paws and the balloons will
make a loud popping noise that will scare your dog. When you
do this, your dog will find it much less fun to dig in your yard.
How do I make my dog stop chewing while I'm not home?
If your dog is chewing things when you're not with
him, he clearly has a case of Separation Anxiety. This means
that your dog is bored and lonely without you, so he's chewing to
pass the time. There are several easy solutions to cure
Separation Anxiety in dogs that you can do at home. See