Every dog has its own special behavioural traits, so if you wish to improve some of your dog’s behavioural problems, then you must firstly get to understand your dog.
To understand your dog, you must take note of your dog’s breed and what behavioural traits he/she possesses. For example a behaviour trait is whether your dog is aggressive to other dogs, to humans or both. You must also have some general background knowledge on your dog’s breed.
This is because every breed has its own behavioural traits and it may help you get to know your dog better. For example, you might have a Rottweiler and let’s say that you didn’t know that if a Rottweiler is bored, then he will become very destructive. So this kind of background information is crucial and doing some research will definitely help improving your dog’s behaviour.
So after you have done your research, you must have the right approach, dogs in general react more effectively when you try to work with a dog’s natural instincts and being positive helps build a lifelong bond and trust between you and your dog.
Now, to improve your dog’s behaviour you must pick the right course/guide. To do this, you must make sure that you pick a relevant course, for example if you have a Rottweiler and it has a behaviour problem with aggression, pick a course specially for Rottweilers or one specially for aggression. It wouldn’t be a good idea to pick a course on Chihuahua’s aggression because your Rottweiler may not respond to their methods.
Now, after you have chosen the right course, you have to make sure that you see it through to the end because many people start with high hopes and spirits but give up halfway. If you do this, you will be no better off than when you first started.
So constantly keep yourself motivated and keep reminding yourself what is at stake. This is because you will only see the results of your training if you persist to the end.
By Michelle L.
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