In order to avoid having a spoiled child for a dog, any new dog owner should do the following:
- Immediately set up rules and boundaries
- Start obedience training from the first day
- Start socializing your pup with other animals and people right away
- Always try using positive techniques
Now, let us elaborate on these.
Starting On Time
Lack of rules during the initial days might lead to a pooch that resembles a spoiled child, meaning he/she will think they are “owed” almost anything he/she desires. So, make sure you are not giving in to his/her demands, no matter how cute Fido’s puppy-eyes are.
This will only make his/her behavior worse.
Positive Obedience Training Is Key For Avoiding Aggression
Some people think that obedience in dogs is somehow wrong and inhumane (incanine?). But the truth is that positive obedience training is actually crucial for good behavior and it sets the tone for a healthy overall relationship for the rest of your dog’s life.
Obedience is a safe long-term solution. Positive obedience training:
- teaches your dog impulse control
- teaches your dog to have patience
- teaches your dog how to learn to control his uncontrolled desires.
Aggression Is Not The Solution
Your aggression won’t get you far as it will only incite more aggression. It is as simple as that.
Dog owners who get aggressive with their dogs are likely to end up with an even more aggressive canine. We are the ones with the capacity to think, and it is up to us to use our minds, logic and patience to teach them how to behave properly.
The need for a physical strength to control situations with your pet is a sing hat you are doing something wrong.
Following the abovementioned dog aggression tips should get you on the right track when it comes to controlling the aggression in your pet. If these don’t seem to work, seek advice from your vet immediately.