Often, people react instinctively to this behavior by happily greeting their dog or pushing it down with their hands. In either case, this sends the message that jumping up is acceptable, and so the habit only grows. By teaching an alternative behavior you can begin to take back some control, and request behaviors you prefer!
If this is you and your dog then the answer is yes! For example, this leash pulling behavior will not get better with time. Some dogs are born with a generally laid-back personality and so sometimes you can get away … Read more
There are many reasons why dogs pull on the leash, but mostly it is a combination of: Excess energy – All dogs have energy but some more than others. The younger the dog, the more this is a piece of your … Read more
There is evidence that many aggressive dog behaviors are a result of fears and insecurities. Preventing aggression in our fearful anxious dogs is do-able if you know what to look for. ~Jenn On a pretty regular basis folks come in … Read more