8 Habits Your Dog Needs To Break - World of Angus

8 Habits Your Dog Needs To Break

Sometimes our furry friends have bad habits that need to be broken.

1. Barking when the door bell rings

8 habits your dog needs to break: Barking when the door bell rings

When a package arrives at the door or your friends arrive for dinner, your dog might get over-excited. Train your dog by rewarding them with treats when they stay calm.

2. Whining for treats 

Having a dinner party is a fun and delicious affair... until you hear your dog whining for scraps under the table. To discourage whining, try to resist those puppy eyes and exercise discipline. No food for whiners!

Whining for treats

3. Digging

Where are our dogs trying to dig to, and why? Reasons vary: they may want to stay cool, protect something precious, or may be trying to ease their anxiety. Buddy, I promise I didn't bury your snack there. 

8 habits your dog needs to break: digging

4. Running away with the ball

Your dog might be feeling possessive of the ball or is bored of playing fetch. Try mixing it up with a squeaky toy or other fun activities.

8 habits your dog needs to break: running away with the ball

5. Leash pulling

To stop dogs from pulling so hard and so often, you literally have to resist their pull! 

8 habits your dog needs to break: pulling on the leash

6. The war against squirrels

It's funny to see a dog go nuts for a fat squirrel, but beware: squirrels can carry rabies.

8 habits your dog needs to break: chasing squirrels

7. Refusing to leave the park

Sometimes there just isn't much to do except offer treats and be patient when your dog refuses to leave the park.

8 habits your dog needs to break: refusing to leave the park

 8. Excessive chewing

Instead of letting him chew on your socks, dog-proof your home, and find a stimulating toy to keep your dog entertained and withstand his chewing.

8 habits your dog needs to break: chewing

References:

1. Giphy 2. Angus Off-Leash 3. Dogster


Genevieve Yam
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