Despite all the good things to say about dogs, however, there’s no denying that there are times when our canine companions can become a nuisance or be bothersome at certain times. When they’re more of an annoyance rather than a friend, what do you do?
Here are ways on how to discipline your dog when they behave badly or naughtily:
Find ways to distract them – One of the more effective ways to stop a dog from displaying bad behavior is to provide distraction. You can even startle him with a loud bang on the table so you can make his attention focus on you so he stops whatever misbehavior he’s doing.
Show your dominance – Just like what ‘Dog Whisperer’ Cesar Millan always reiterates in his TV show, you should show that you are the pack leader. To do this, you have to show your dominance over the animal. One of the ways you can show that you’re the boss is pushing the dog onto its side or its back quickly (but gently) and lean over him.
Ignore and isolate – If your dog keeps making noises because he can’t get what he wants, you can just simply ignore him. Of course, this would only work best if your pooch is used to getting your attention all the time. The minute he notices that you’re not paying attention to him, he just might stop the unwanted behavior. If this doesn’t work, however, you can just put him in a room where he can’t disturb anyone.
Instill discipline – To prevent the dog from exhibiting bad behavior, address it before it manifests. This means you have to set certain parameters and he has to know his dos and don’ts. One of the ways to instill discipline in dogs, as we do with people, is to make sure that every adverse action he does gets a consequence. For instance, you can use dog barking collars to prevent excessive barking. This device is used to train your dog that when he barks, a consequence follows in the form of static correction..
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