Where Do Behavior Problems Come From? – Pittsburgh Dog Training Blog
Many dog owners wait until a dog’s behavioral issues progress into something more severe before opting to get their dog professionally trained. Your dog may be showing signs of an existing behavior that can grow into something more problematic in the future. For example, puppy nipping is a popular behavior that often goes unaddressed because dog owner’s view this as a harmless act; but what if the innocent puppy nipping turns into painful biting once the dog reaches adulthood? It is important to nip bad behaviors in the bud, this way you are sending a clear message to your pup that certain behaviors are unacceptable and will not be tolerated.
While working with a friend, a dog trainer in St. Louis we talked about how behavioral problems can be the result of many different things. Say for instance you rescue a shelter dog that has a history of abuse. Or maybe you adopt a dog from a breeder that wasn’t properly nurtured or taken away from their mother too soon. Or what if your dog is the offspring of an aggressive dog and the undesirable behaviors are a result of genetics. No matter what the root of your dog’s behavior is, there is always hope and your dog can still be trained!
As a professional dog trainer, I have worked with just about every dog breed and age with an array of problems. I always stress to my existing and potential clients the effectiveness of early intervention. The sooner negative behaviors are addressed, the easier it will be to correct these behaviors. However, if your dog is older and is exhibiting undesirable behaviors, they can be trained too. I am totally against the old adage “you can’t teach an old dog new tricks.” If a dog has never been through any formal training course, it is impossible for the dog to know that what they are doing is wrong. As a dog owner, your dog should view you as their superior or leader. With the help of my in-home training program I will provide you with the skills and knowledge of how to effectively communicate with your dog to ensure that you and your pup are able to coexist in a stress-free happy home.
Don’t wait until your puppy’s cute nipping turns into a nightmare of biting or until your adult dog grows to dominate you as the owner. I will create a customized training plan for you and your dog based off of your training goals. Please don’t delay any further; Call us today at 800-649-7297!