Pet Library

Dog: Counter Surfing

Dogs counter surf because there might be food, of course. Crumbs, crusts, fruit bowls, meat
defrosting or marinating, a breadbox—you never know what you might find.

Dog: Chewing

Some reasons dogs chew: because it feels good, anxiety, attention-seeking, barrier frustration/escape behavior, pent-up energy, and hunger.

Dog: Body Language

Dog: Begging

Dogs beg because it is a clever strategy for getting tasty scraps, and it works! Like all
scavengers, dogs are hardwired to seize any opportunity to get food.

Dog: Basket Muzzle

When your dog is properly introduced to the muzzle, it can make him more relaxed and
comfortable during the behavior modification program—or anything else your dog may not like.

Dog: Attention-seeking Behaviors

All the annoying things dogs might do to get your attention:
Jump on you while you’re quietly sitting
Constantly nudge, whine, or paw at you
Pull or nip at your clothing (or you)
Bark at you or drop things in front of you
Steal things to entice chasing

Dog: Alone time training game

This game is the first step toward being able to leave your dog alone without setting off his
anxiety. The key is to go slowly and keep it fun.

Dog: Aggression toward people

Aggression is the most serious behavior problem in dogs and is unfortunately quite common. It’s a symptom of an underlying problem and it always needs to be taken seriously.

Dog Commands: 180 Turn

Teaching your dog to turn 180 degrees on command allows you to turn him away from things that might make him react negatively.


How to Deal with Barking
First, you need to know why your dog is barking. What is his motivation? If in doubt, consult a professional.