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Sometimes owners face with problem behavior of dogs which needs to be adjusted. Whether correction of behavior of dogs in house conditions is possible and that for this purpose it is necessary?
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There are several ways of correction of behavior of dogs in house conditions. Let's understand what opportunities they give and that it is necessary that to adjust behavior of a dog .
This way consists of 3 elements:
2. To create conditions for manifestation of desirable behavior.
3. To support desirable behavior. It is important to remember that it is necessary to support "good" behavior until it does not become a habit. And it demands time.
Problem behavior of a puppy simpler and quicker to correct
, than behavior of an adult dog. And if your dog is stubborn (for example, a terrier), it is required to time more.
However there are cases when this way of correction of problem behavior of a dog in house conditions does not work:
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As it was already mentioned above, the normal behavior of a dog can be shown only in normal conditions. Means, it is necessary to provide to a dog at least of necessary minimum comfort .
Analyse living conditions of a dog and honestly answer yourself the following questions:
Bad living conditions of a dog often are the reason of problem behavior. And the only way of correction in this case – to adjust living conditions of the pet.
Enrichment of the environment is a way which began to be applied for the first time in zoos. It is an opportunity to settle control (predictability) and a variety of the environment in life of a dog and thus to affect her behavior.
If the dog cannot control the life and does not know what will occur at the next moment, it develops a distress ("a harmful stress"). However if the dog knows what in her life will occur at the next moment, it has a day regimen, reasonable rules and clear rituals, it creates illusion of control and she does not suffer. The predictability and control can reduce the level of excitement of a dog.
However exists optimum level of excitement of a dog, and it is necessary to find, first, it, and secondly, to support as the second extreme – the boredom pushing on "feats".
If with a dog nobody is engaged and she seldom receives new impressions, with boredom she can begin to look for unusual incentives. Including to bring a variety your interior or to chew inedible objects. Various games will help to bring a variety life of such dog .
Sports dogs often face an opposite problem: a variety reads off scale, and basic schooling which gives to an animal feeling of control is missed. In this case the dog often cannot cope with the high level of excitement. Pets who replaced owners or moved to the new house face the same problem. In this case, on the contrary, rituals – things predictable, clear to a dog will help.
We will sort several examples of correction of behavior of an adult dog by means of the first of the offered ways.
Happen cases when it is necessary to ask for the help the specialist in correction of behavior. Choose experts who use humane methods of correction and are capable to see a root of a problem of a dog, and not just symptoms.
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