Does your dog have poor habits that need broken? We will be the first to agree that pet ownership is rewarding, however, a dogs bad habits can be stressful at times. Well good news for you, with proper basic training and consistency you can teach an old dog new tricks. Here are some tips from our friends at ehow.
1. Begging. Reason for begging? Instinct, boredom or attention.
New Trick: If you want your dog to stop begging for food make sure to maintain your dog on a consistent and regular feeding schedule. Never feed your dog table scrapes from the dinner table. If your dog continues to beg for a bite ignore the begging and continue eating.
9. Fighting with other dogs. Reason for fighting? Territorial or not properly socialized.
New Trick: Enroll your dog in obedience courses. Keep your dog on a leash during walk and say “No” firmly when your dog starts growling at another dog. Never try to break up dog fight with your hands instead hose them down or try to distract them with loud noise.
10. Jumping on people. Reason for jumping on people? Excitement