Most of the difficulties that dog and owner have with each other are due to an unstable “hierarchy” in the family. The good thing about it: If you restore order, the typical problems are also dealt with. Here are the top five insubordination.
Your four-legged friend has to learn that the stick is your property. Let your dog “make room”, throw the stick and get it back yourself. If the dog gets up, start over. If you try this a few times a day, he will quickly realize that you are the “owner”.
When your dog no longer responds to your call, he follows his instinct to hunt. He’s picked up the scent and just can’t hear you anymore. You can only interrupt the hunting instinct if you are careful and call your dog early. If he comes, reward him with a large piece of sausage, for example.
If your dog reacts aggressively, interrupt what he is doing with an interruption signal, e.g. tinkling with the key ring. Practice with your four-legged friend to interrupt the unwanted behavior in response to the noise. If he follows, reward him generously with treats.
Let the dog stay in his place while the food is being prepared and only come when you call him. Signal him that he can eat now and immediately, and stand by while he is eating. Then take the bowl back with you. But never remove it while your dog is still eating. That encourages his aggression.
Avoid parting and greeting rituals. Only stay away for five minutes at first and then slowly extend the period. Ignore the dog when you come or go. Sprint on the leash into the laundry room or make yourself a coffee in your rain jacket. This is how you break habits and show your four-legged friend: I’m the boss here! This will build confidence and your dog will be safe.
All dogs bark, some more, some less. The “Bellfreudigkeit” is not only innate, but also breed-specific. Other reasons can include fear / insecurity or protective instincts. Depending on the background of the barking, it can be controlled. Make sure that your dog is balanced and don’t let boredom develop. Another tip is to ignore the barking. With this you symbolize for him that he will not get very far with such behavior.
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