4 Things You Need to Know About Your Dog

4 Things You Need to Know About Your Dog

Whether you just own a dog or have been with it for years, it is important to understand these basic behavioral issues that dogs love to do, and to prevent and address them.
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Raising a cute dog is not a difficult thing, right? Perhaps you already make a schedule for feeding, walking, and playing, understand when to get vaccinations and deworming, and even know your dog's favorite toy.

However, many behaviors that may seem normal can easily be misunderstood or mishandled. Whether you just own a dog or have been with it for years, it is important to understand these basic behavioral issues that dogs love to do, and to prevent and address them.

1. Overbarking


No one could expect a dog never to bark, but excessive barking is a behavioral problem. Excessive barking not only causes distress to other people, but can also make you nervous, resisting, and even taking extreme actions to stop it.

The most common reasons for dogs to bark: warning; feeling funny or excited; wanting attention; anxiety; boredom, and reaction to other dogs. In this case, we can use our special ball toys or squeaky toys to attract the dog's attention, followed by play or soothing to relax the dog, and finally train them with some incentives or simple commands.

2. Gnawing


chewing is a natural behavior for dogs. However, excessive chewing can quickly become a behavioral problem if your dog chews on things and causes damage.

Especially if you back to home from a long day of work, to find a home of chewed up couches, clothes, shoes and a cute dog with residue hanging of his mouth, then you will especially need this article to help you.

The most common reasons for dogs to chew: puppies in the teething stage; boredom or excess energy; anxiety; and curiosity (especially in puppies).

Once you find your dog has chewed something it shouldn't, quickly stop it with a command. Then, replace the item with a chew toy.

Secondly, make sure your dog gets enough exercise, and a few fetch toys, tugging toys, or chewing squeaky toys can go a long way to helping you do that.

3. Separation Anxiety

Separation Anxiety

What your dog will do alone in the house is what every dog owner wants to know. And conversely, dogs will fear your absence.

Separation anxiety is one of the most commonly discussed canine behavioral problems. Manifestations include barking, chewing on things, messy urination and defecation when the dog is separated from its owner.

Signs of true separation anxiety include:

The dog becomes anxious when the owner is ready to leave. It can be particularly severe within 15 to 45 minutes after the owner leaves.
The dog likes to follow the owner constantly. Whenever possible, the dog will try to touch the owner.

True separation anxiety requires specialized training, behavior modification, and desensitization exercises. Medication may be recommended in extreme cases.

If you are worried about what problems occur when your dog is not with you, then perhaps a kennel with the smell of your body can help alleviate the problem.

4. Chasing


Dogs is more curious about the outside world than cats, especially if you don't walk them often enough. The desire to chase objects is simply a sign of a predatory instinct, so many dogs will chase other animals, people and cars.

But when you're not paying attention, these behaviors can lead to dangerous and catastrophic consequences. While you may not be able to stop your dog from chasing, you should take steps to prevent misfortune from occurring.

Use a leash, harness or collar to keep your dog under control while you're out and about. We also offer a dog walking kit to help you get used to the process quickly.
Have a squeaky toy on hand to get your dog's attention.

We treat our dogs like family, but it's hard for them to improve some basic behavioral problems on their own, and it's time for us to help them prevent and improve. Especially when we bring home a new dog, and using some props can be very helpful to help you solve these problems, and that's what Vanpardo wants to do for you.