Some owners complain that they are unlucky to have a “bad” dog, a “defective” one. But are there actually any “bad” dogs? And if yes, how do they become “bad”? Of course, there are (and this is not a rare case) dogs with problematic behavior. And sometimes, this behaviour is genetics-related. But there are many ways to compensate for these problems to a great extent.
But in most of the cases, “bad” behavior is an acquired thing.
So how does a dog become “bad”? Wrong behavior and habits which mark the dog as “bad” are not related to the “wrongness” of the dog. As a rule, they have one (or a few) of the following reasons: 💊Health problems. Sometimes, aggression is caused by pain that the dog is suffering with. And this pain triggers significant irritation.
💀Lack of socialisation. For example, a dog may attack other dogs only because it had no positive interaction experience, it simply doesn’t know how to behave.
😭A negative experience in the past. For example, many dogs are afraid to go to the vet, where they have experienced unpleasant treatments.
📖 Lack of training and education. No dog is born with a set of knowledge about the human environment. Moreover, each owner has its own rules. So don’t be too demanding! If you want a dog to meet your criteria, train it with the necessary skills. Even if the breed of your dog is considered to be “smart”, don’t forget about proper education.
✍️Unintentional learning. Sometimes, people bring up their dog’s bad habits even without realizing it. 🐶Unwanted dog-typical behavior. It’s absolutely common for a dog to chase cats and birds, but this is not appropriate behavior in a modern city.
You see, the owner’s duty is to work carefully on each behavioral problem without blaming his four-legged friend. Barking all night is a problem. But you are absolutely able to solve it!
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