14 Days Step by Step Perfect Puppy Training Guide HTML version
Howling is a form of vocal communication used by dogs. This they do in other to attract
attention and also announce their presence to the outside world. Howling can easily get irritating
and your puppy may fall into this habit to your irritation. If your puppy is howling, it is good to
rule out problems first. For example, if your dog’s howling is done at times when you are at
work, it means, he is suffering from separation anxiety. Some puppies and by extension dogs
often howl when they are sick. So you should rule out these situations before deciding to
discipline your dog for howling. If your dog is sick, take him to a veterinarian immediately.
If your puppy’s howling is caused by a trigger like the sound of a passing siren, the howling will
usually stop when the siren passes. This type of howling usually isn’t excessive. If and when
howling becomes excessive, you need to learn some desensitization and counter conditioning
(DSCC) techniques to help him stop. DSCC helps to treat fears, aggression, anxiety and
phobias. There are people trained in using these techniques to quell bad behavior in puppies.
Inquire from your veterinarian of the availability of such an expert near you. It is good to bear in
mind that any animal behaviorist chosen to look at your puppy be professionally certified.
DESTRUCTIVE CHEWING AND BITING
Chewing and bite are normal process of growing in puppies. You should expect your puppy to
sometimes bite and chew his way around. However, it becomes a problem when chewing and
biting becomes destructive. The first thing to do is to decide the root cause of your puppy’s
chewing problem. The number one reason may be separation anxiety and a way to relieve
boredom. If your puppy, whines, chews, barks, urinates, is restless, paces when he is left alone, it
is a sign that he is anxious and lonely.
Sometimes, your dog may bark and chew when he is hungry. In this case, it is a sign that you
should feed him immediately. If your puppy sucks at fabrics for protracted periods of time, it is
sign that he may have been weaned too early. You may have to consider seeing an animal
behaviorist to fix this problem. Again, it may also be that your puppy is teething and therefore
has the tendency to chew and bit on objects.
Here are a few suggestions to help curb your baby’s biting and chewing tendencies.
You may give your puppy ice cubes to help with the teething process. Teething is a
normal part of growing up. You should expect your puppy to go through this phase.
Hopefully, this phase will pass as he hits and passes 6 month of age.
Provide alternative toys that your p uppy can chew on instead. Whenever you notice him
chewing on a fabric or chair, gently guide him into chewing the toys instead.
Invent activities that will distract him from chewing. Take him for exercises or play with
him at that point. Remember, that c hewing is a normal behavior of dogs. Teaching him