When Behavioural Problems Arise

If you have been following this blog then you will know that we are getting on for a year of our puppy’s upbringing. Wow that went quick! Raising a puppy is undoubtedly hard work if you are to have a well behaved and balanced dog but even those dogs can develop unwanted behaviours.

But She Used To Be So Good?

The junior phase is a difficult time. We know she will regress with her training and we know to just carry on as we were and to much of a degree, we ignore these new found rebellious behaviours. But….how long is that for? Well, like us dogs all develop at different rates so an exact age is impossible to give but it is usually around 18 months that the terrible teenager settles down. However, although we harp on about rewarding the good behaviour and ignoring the bad, hypocritically it should not be ignored all the time. Confused?… yes it’s a bit of a minefield but it really depends on what the naughty behaviour is and in what situation it is being exhibited.

Help Is At Hand

Over the next few months, I shall be looking at the most common behaviour problems that can easily develop when bad behaviour is ignored. I will explain how they develop and what to do to stop the behaviour once and for all.

Maddie Knight

ACC.Ad.Dip.Can.Psy AMACC Canine Psychologist and Behaviourist
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