Canine behavior issues were the last thing on your mind when you got your new puppy or dog. But, the reality is that some dogs do develop behavior problems that need to be addressed.
Dog behavior problems are sometimes caused by faulty training by an inexperienced dog owner or occasionally, they are caused by a dog’s emotional issues.
As you page down, you will see several sections with topics about canine behavior. Under each, you will see summaries of articles on my site. When you want to read an article, simply click on the link beneath its summary.
- Section 1 – Aggressive Canine Behavior
- Section 2 – Annoying Dog Behavioral Problems
- Section 3 – Stress in Dogs
- Section 4 – Solving Canine Behavior Issues
Section 1 – Aggressive Canine Behavior
Think again. While puppy biting seems innocent enough, it can cause real aggression issues later.
Puppies who continue to bite people and other dogs unchecked easily grow to be adults with aggression problems.
We need to think ahead to see the damage that an adult Weimaraner can do to your ankles if he nips at them when he’s grown to be 50 pounds. It’s not a pretty sight!
Fortunately there are ways to nip this problem in the bud. All you need is a little knowledge about how to do it.
Dog on Dog Aggression
Even though it seems that the issue is just between the dogs, it’s more serious than that. Each year hundreds of people are bitten by dogs when they try to intervene in a dog fight.
Of course it is not intentional, but the bites are serious, just the same.
The video in this article demonstrates how you can tame a dog inclined to be aggressive with other dogs.
Dog Aggression Towards People
In this article, you’ll learn the signs of aggression that will alert you to an imminent problem.
And, watch the video to see how you can handle the problem.
Your dog needs to know that you, not he, is in charge in your family. You’ll see how to make this clear.
Why Dogs Bite
In this article, you’ll see which dogs are most likely to bite someone. Why they bite others.
Some breeds are more likely to continue biting to the death. This is not only fighting breeds that kill other dogs. There are some that also kill people each year.
And this is not limited to strangers. There are some dogs that actually kill their owners!
Learn what you can do to prevent your dog from biting and how to tell if you have an aggressive dog that is dangerous.
What to Do when a Dog Bites You
Of course, it could happen to anyone. Even you or me.
So what do you do when a dog has bitten you? There are some medical steps to take and also some legal steps that you should take. Read them before you need them.
Unfortunately we need to discuss this, but you should know what to do, in the event that it happens to someone you know.
Section 2 – Annoying Dog Behavioral Problems
Reasons Dogs Eat Poop
This topic, of course, is not one that normally comes up socially, so you may not have discussed it with anyone outside your family.
There are reasons for a dog’s doing this, and there are ways to stop the habit.
Is your Puppy Crying at Night?
But, when night time comes, sometimes a puppy can be very lonely. For his entire life, he has had his brothers, sisters and mom to snuggle up to during the night.
In his new home and unfamiliar bed, the night can be really long and really lonely. So your puppy cries because he misses everyone.
You do understand this, but you can’t have the crying, as your family members need to go to work and school in the morning.
So how do you handle this? Or, better yet, how do you make your puppy happy and comfortable so he doesn’t cry at all?
Section 3 – Stress in Dogs
Stop Dog Separation Anxiety
There are specific symptoms that will help you decide if your dog actually has a problem. This is nothing to take lightly. Dogs with separation anxiety can do real damage to your home.
And the problem can become time consuming and emotionally exhausting for you.
Fortunately there are solutions and products that can help.
Dog Submissive Urination
Submissive urination is an emotional issue in dogs. We do see this issue sometimes in older dogs who have been adopted. Perhaps due to treatment by a former owner.
Dogs who have this issue are not confident and they are often afraid of things like thunderstorms.
This article why dogs do this and what you can do to help your dog overcome the problem. And the video gives you ideas on how to help your dog have confidence.
Section 4 – Solving Canine Behavior Issues
Solving Dog Behavior Issues in Weimaraners
Of course, in a perfect world, this would happen effortlessly.
Unfortunately, dogs do develop bad habits and behavior. When this happens, it’s up to you to help your dog learn new behaviors.
This article also discusses the psychology of your dog, his wolf-like instincts, and how it all influences his behavior.
Dog Behavior Modification
However, for many behaviors, you can teach your dog to respond the way you want him to. Firm but loving correction goes a long way in training dogs.
Weimaraners are rough and tumble, but they are also loving and sensitive. That’s why we need to be careful with how we train and correct them.