Nothing is more annoying than coming home to a pair of shoes that have been chewed off or furniture that has been scratched and bedding that has been soaked in urine. In one study the study found that 65% from pet parents who gave up their pets cited behavioral issues as their main reason. Consider the reason for the behavior before submitting pets to the animal shelter. Use these techniques for managing your pet to strengthen your bond with your pet to prevent her only route from finding a new home.
Canine behavior issues
Problems with behavior are among the main obstacles to a strong human-animal relationship and can result in shelter abandonment or the rehoming process. Do you have a dog that drives you insane by any of this naughty behavior?
Dogs who are sat in front of the windows for the entire day have nothing more to do other than bark at every flapping leaf. Dogs often bark at even the smallest sound including cars passing by or a squirrel’s chittering or the neighbor’s keys that jingle. To disguise stimulants, make sure to keep the TV or radio on to block normal sounds that could trigger your pet’s senses into high gear.
Get rid of the bowl for food. Pets are created to spend their entire day scavenging to find food. The act of dumping the whole daily kibble diet in one bowl can create a continuous food slurp that can pack additional pounds onto bored pets who eat when there’s no other thing to be doing. Instead, you should make your pet take on the task of preparing her food. Make her work by putting together food puzzles of various levels of difficulty, feeding her meals filled with rubber Kong’s or placing food items around the house to mimic the natural hunting areas. Enjoy walks with sniffs.
The dogs are born to hunt and scavenge. So chasing, sniffing and running around, digging and rolling around in dead things are all natural behaviors. The short, fast walks that offer the opportunity to “stop and take in the sights” offer little stimulation or exercise, and are stressful for dogs. Imagine getting rushed through an art museum before you’ve had the chance to really take in the experience.
Find the services of a dog walker. You can help your pet relax throughout your workday. You can do this by hiring an animal walker to get her exercise and break the monotony.
The separation anxiety of some dogs is manageable through the following techniques that are often utilized in combination to create the greatest impact.
Additions to calm your dog
- Compression wraps
- Music to calm via the Dog’s Ear
- Therapy with pheromones -collars that adapt to the environment and diffusers
- Anti-anxiety drugs Fluoxetine, alprazolam, or trazodone
It’s a natural behavior in dogs. However, it can create problems when it’s excessive or unsuitable. Dogs chew when stressed, bored, or interested. Dogs who chew, are curious, and eager to learn to tend to chew on your favorite pair of shoes, or on your old table legs. Make sure you have treats, chewing toys as well as other ways to distract your pet. If your pet is on her own, think about crate training or locking her up in an area that isn’t too big to break.
Aggression or bite
Puppy dogs are notorious for biting when they’re still teething. This is before they’ve learned correct bite inhibition. Older dogs might bite out of discomfort or as a protective or warning behavior. In the case of fear, it is common for dogs to become aggressive and a dog who is pushed over his threshold could lash out and bite.
Consult a veterinarian in the event that your dog shows symptoms like snarling, growling, nipping, or lunging. Be aware of aggression at the beginning phases to avoid escalating into more serious behavior However, avoid punishing your dog with harsh methods like striking, kicking as well as using shock collars that can cause her to become more unruly and unpredictable.