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Dog Behavior Problem Tip #2

Tip #2: Always provide positive reinforcement.

It is too easy to fall into the habit of saying “no” for bad behavior instead of saying “yes” to good behavior. In order to help train your dog, look for easy things he can do, like “sit” or “stay” or “lie down.” Practice these behaviors, and praise your dog for compliance. After he is able to do a few things, when he is misbehaving, you can tell him to perform a command. For example, if your dog likes to jump on people, you can tell him to “sit.” By giving him something to do, he will do that instead of the negative behavior. This way, you can break him of his bad habit.

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Dog Behavior Problem Tip #1 – Exercise

One of the most common reasons why dogs have problems is because they’re not getting enough exercise. You see, when you leave, your dog can’t read books, watch TV, or play video games. So, he gets bored and has no outlet for his energy. And, when your dog has lots of energy, he will look around for things to do. Those “things” he finds to do are what we consider “behavior problems.”

So, one of the best things you can do to correct problem behaviors is to make sure your dog gets lots of exercise. A tired dog is a good dog.

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