What many people don’t understand is how and why a dog becomes aggressive. No dog is inherently bad. It is the owners lack of responsibility, mistreatment and lack of confidence that brings this characteristic out of the canine. That isn’t to say that there are breeds that are more likely to show behavioral problems easier than another. That is definitely true, which is why, as an owner, it is your duty to provide the best environment for your dog to grow, to be the best dog he can be.
In a perfect word, training would begin right away, while the dog is still a puppy. However, that isn’t always an option for those wanting to adopt but even an old, grumpy dog can become a happy, lively dog with the proper technique and a bit of patience. First thing is to always act your part as pack leader This might sound silly but it’s vital to a dogs stability. As natural pack animals, they need to know their place, to have a position in the unit and a role to play. Without a clear understanding of what is expected of them, a dog will quickly dominate everyone around it and that can become dangerous very quickly. The second most important aspect is exercise. By instinct, dogs want to travel, to smell and the world and interact with it. If this is taken from them, they become afraid, nervous and even unstable.
Easy Doggy Exercising Methods
Often, turning behavioral issues around is as simple as changing your routine. Creating the time to take Dog on a walk every day, working on basic training techniques and providing tasks for your pet are all ways you can do this. With a busy life, even seemingly easy tasks, such as those listed above, can seem near impossible. A great way to avoid stress and add interaction between you and your animal, while building confidence in both you and them, is to add dog treadmills into your life. This will eliminate the dread of everyday walks (daily outdoor activity is still recommended), will add exercise into your pets life even when it is cold and rainy outside and it will allow them to burn off excess energy, becoming more clear minded and willing to obey. You’ll be able to work on breaking bad habits, as well. If your canine is leash aggressive, this is a perfect tool to use, as you’ll have total control while they’re running. Not only that but a treadmill helps to build muscle, loosen stiff joints and strengthens the bond between the two of you.
Overall, owning an dog requires a commitment, time and energy. To own a good dog means creating room in your busy day to work on training, to go on walks or use treadmills and providing tasks for the animal. A dog that listens well and is in good spirits, knows its position in the pack and feels safe with you as the leader.