My mutt is not perfect, even though he has a ideal owner. OK, I guess if I were really perfect, my mutt would be ideal too. Unfortunately, he’s not.
Here are, in my opinion, some of the most bothersome canine behaviors. I’m not including biting, mauling and attacking people in this list.
I think that would be a little beyond annoying. My mutt is guilty of at least half of these and probably all of them at one time or another.
1. When the canine has unlimited energy
Most dogs in the united states do not get the exercise they need, my mutt included.
But I also notice a big difference in his behavior if he has had a long workout, a short walk, or no exercise at all. I like him a lot much more when he’s tired! probably all nine of the following behaviors could be eliminated if people would just walk or run with their dogs.
An hour a day is really not too much to ask, considering many people could use the exercise anyway.
2. When the canine barges through the door first
Most dogs want to be first. My mutt will barge through the door, up the stairs, out of the room or out of the automobile before me if I don’t stop him. but he has gotten a lot better at this one, because I do not tolerate it.
No canine will push his way past me. It really tests my patience.
I would consider it impolite from a person, so it’s not ok for my mutt to act like that. I have older relatives who could get seriously hurt if my mutt chose to push them out of the way, just to be first.
The same chooses young kids. So, Ace sits and waits for me to go through the door, then he is invited. He is always last. Periode.
3. Dogs that beg
How bothersome is it when you can’t even delight in a meal without those big, dumb eyes staring at you?
Then the drooling starts and maybe even a nudge, saying, “Hey! Jeg er her! I’ll take some of that!”
Or, the canine actually goes beyond the begging and takes your food. because of his begging skills, my mutt is now required to sit in the other room while I eat, or at least several feet away.
4. Pulling on the leash
Every canine owner knows the feeling of being pulled down the street. It makes the walk very unpleasant.
Various collars can help with this problem, but typically the canine is still pulling, just not as hard or as noticeable.
After a year of practice, my mutt will still pull, especially if he’s just wearing his regular, buckle collar. It’s as though every walk is a race! It’s the most embarrassing when someone else tries to walk him.
Actually, I’ve had some success limiting his pulling, but Ace still wants to walk ahead. He heals when I tell him, then seconds later he starts creeping slowly ahead. first his nose in front, then his shoulder, then half his body.
5. When the canine is overly friendly
This can be done in numerous ways: barking, wining, pawing, nudging, following, putting toys in your lap, jumping, knocking you over.
It’s all annoying! and many guests don’t appreciate it! the best way I deal with this is by telling my mutt to lie down and stay on his bed when he can’t relax. It helps when he wears his leash if he is much more thrilled than usual.
6. When the canine does not come when called
We’ve all screamed at our dogs to come inside, only to be completely ignored. and even worse, the screaming doesn’t help. Wouldn’t it be good to have a canine that comes when called 100 percent of the time?
7. When the canine takes over the furniture
I have pals and family members who don’t mind if their dogs are on the furniture. I guess that’s their opinion and they can do what they want in their own homes. Tja, måske.
As a guest in someone’s home, I don’t like it when a little canine is climbing all over me. I also don’t want to share the couch with a terrific Dane or a lab.
When a canine claims the couch as her own, she is showing her dominance through territory. setting guidelines as easy as not allowing her on the furniture can help with other behavioral problems.
At least make the canine wait until she is invited onto the bed or couch on your terms.
8. The canine chews on things
If only dogs knew that if they didn’t chew our stuff when we’re gone, they would get much more freedom. I would let my mutt have the run of the place each time I’m gone if I knew I could count on him.
Unfortunately, there are times when I can’t count on him. A bored canine is a destructive dog, or a noisy dog.
9. The canine barks in his kennel
The first month that I had my mutt, he cried for at least ten minutes each time he went in his kennel. With time, he has learned that crying will not help his situation. He gets to come out after he’s quiet.
Now, the only time he cries is if new people or dogs are going to anD Han vil være ude med dem. Det eneste, jeg kan gøre, er at sørge for ikke at invitere ham, før han er stille. På den måde lærer han aldrig at bjælke i kennelen.
10. Hjørneting bjælker unødigt
Ingen ønsker at være ejer af den hunde i nabolaget, som alle hader, fordi det ikke lukker! Nogle hunde er meget mere vokale eller territoriale end andre, men en lang gåtur vil hjælpe med denne. Mange hunde bjælker, når de keder sig eller frustrerede, og en gåtur vil hjælpe dem med at slippe af med ekstra energi.
Naturligvis er mange af disse generende hundeadfærd direkte relateret til generende ejeradfærd, der starter med ikke at sætte begrænsninger. Hvis ejere kunne være meget mere konsistente i at træne deres hunde, kunne mange af disse problemer fjernes.
Så ufuldkommen som ess er, har jeg fået venner, der kommenterer, hvor velopdragen han er. De siger, at jeg lige var heldig, og jeg har så let hunde at træne. Jeg er ikke så heldig.
Jeg tilbragte måneder med at søge efter den bedste hunde til min livsstil, og jeg bruger timer hver uge på at arbejde på at håndhæve god opførsel. Denne proces vil fortsætte gennem hele ACEs hele liv. Træning pågår.
Der vil aldrig være en ideel hunde eller et ideelt menneske, men der kan altid være en bedre hunde eller et bedre menneske.