Puppies and dogs should be trusting, playful and confident. Sadly, many suffer from a syndrome referred to as "kennel shy" or as some veterinarians now call it, kennelosis. These animals are usually those found in shelters, pet stores and from ghastly puppy mills. Unfortunately, they acquire peculiar behaviors and irrational fears during their confinement, mainly because of lack of socialization and human interaction.
Do you find yourself wondering what to do when you find your puppy has yet again peed on your priced carpet? Or even worse - he's chewed through your favorite handbag or shoe?
I think we've all been there! Chewing, biting, barking, digging - these are all common puppy behavior problems that can easily be avoided or corrected.
Puppies, unlike humans, use their mouths to explore the world around them. While we use our hands (with the exception of infants who also use their mouths) to do what we need to do, puppies and dogs rely on their mouths. Now what no one wants to find when they come home is that their brand new puppy has completely destroyed furniture, clothes, shoes and more. Don't worry though, you can train your puppy, or even adult dog, to stop chewing on everything he can get his teeth into.
While a cute puppy can surely catch your attention and your heart, the more important thing to consider is how this puppy will behave when it's a fully grown dog.
Generally, puppy behavior is determined by a combination of factors like - environment, evolution, its breed and the personality of its owner. OK there's not telling for sure how a puppy will grow up to be. But there are some personality traits standard for each dog breed, that can help you zoom in on your perfect dog choice.
If you find yourself stressed while at work about your dogs constant barking, or if you have had neighbors complain to you about your dogs barking while you are away then it may be time for you to learn how to stop dog barking for good.
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