Space the dog is allowed to have

Another unchaining factor to this behavior is the limited space to which the dog is submitted when staying alone in the house. Unfortunately, it is of common use to leave the dog locked on the terrace, kitchen....

Besides the surface of which he can dispose or when being alone inside the house, it's undeniable that the dog knows very well the house. This makes that determined exemplars, by the lack of external stimulus, center its attention on the space in which they feel safe (no matter how big it is, for the dog totally knows the area) and how to pass the time in it.

If the pleasure the dog goes by being entertained, we add the fact that the pattern, and its repetition, reinforces the habit, we could find ourselves with a real serious problem.

As measures that tend to solve this problem, you can plan several. External exercises, previous to being alone all negative behavior (aggressiveness, hyperactivity, anxiety, etc.) will be lessened if you make the exemplar tire himself with heavy exercising. For that, it is recommended that before the unchaining circumstances of the attitude you wish to eradicate are performed or carried out, to reward the dog with an unexpected walk outside. This is something that will never be enough.

Equally, and to cut the routine in which the dog is submitted when being alone, you will give him elements of distraction with which he can be entertained, so much in a static as in an active way.

With these, you will gain a triple objective: you will increase the level of activity of the dog when being alone. Its mind will be focused on the toys and not on the furniture or other domestic items and, we will break the acquired habit of the dog. When the problem is started by an excessive dependency of the immediate affective environment, it is recommended to begin a sensibility suppression treatment with respect of this circumstance causing in a controlled way frequent, but short moments alone. By acting this way, it wouldn't be rare that he would end wanting to be more times alone.

In an occasional way, if the destruction the dog does are directed to scratching the walls or nibble part of the wooden furniture, we would have to think that what is causing this, is a lack of stimulus, or a shortage of calcium or of fiber in his diet.

With respect to the lack of calcium or fiber in the dogs diet, the possibility that this acts as a trigger of the behavior formerly explained, is highly unlikely nowadays, due to the complete composition of the different feeding products in the market. For that, before adopting any measures, we recommend you go to a veterinary. With a simple exam, he will know if there is any lack of these elements as an unchaining circumstance towards the attitude manifested by the dog.

Even if it is unusual, if the dog causes destruction in front of the owners or being these in the house, the adequate would be to tie the action committed with a negative conditioning, this way it will associate the act with a negative conditioning. This association must be done with a strict supervision, without the dog perceiving your presence, and applying the conditioning in the exact moment in which the exemplary is causing the destruction. Don't forget the fitness of the remote conditioning and by acoustic aversion, due to the lack of human presence in it.

Dog Behaviorist Excessive biting To personal objects, furniture, etc Space the dog is allowed to have Aggressions to other dogs Self-defense aggressions Bossy aggressions Aggressions between two dogs from the same home Aggressions to strangers due to territory Backing out from a dog attack Aggressions to family members First time aggressions