Understanding submissive urination

If he’s otherwise healthy, a dog that spontaneously urinates when he greets visitors or when you come home from work every day may have a problem with submissive urination. In the world of canines, a dog that wants to diffuse a potentially aggressive situation or show that he’s subordinate will urinate in the presence of another dog. This behavior is…

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How to stop dog jumping

Often starting during puppyhood, dog jumping can be a serious behavior problem. It seems innocent while your dog is young, but as he grows it can become extremely irritating. This is especially true if he’s from a larger breed, although toy dogs are no exception. If your dog jumps on you, he’ll definitely jump on other people. This can create…

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How to stop a dog from chewing

It would be difficult to stop dog chewing entirely because all dogs are born with the natural instinct to chew. Unlike humans, dogs use their mouths to explore their environment. The chewing behavior itself is often not the problem; it’s what your dog decides to chew on that can be annoying. Regardless of the motivation, destructive chewing can easily be…

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How to stop a dog from barking

The first step in any approach to stop dog barking is to understand why your dog barks. Because he can’t talk, barking allows your dog to express himself. Sometimes he may bark as a warning or because he’s afraid. Other times he may simply bark out of boredom, which can upset neighbors. Below are some common reasons why dogs bark…

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Shy dogs

A puppy that’s not encouraged to build self-confidence can become an overly shy dog. It’s during a puppy’s socialization period that his confidence is instilled. Some breeds tend to be more timid than others, however, shyness can become a serious behavior problem with any dog that’s not properly socialized. Shy dogs tend to be afraid of everything from people and…

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