Problematic behavioural issues among dogs have increased, and a contributing factor is most certainly the changes in dogs’ living environment. Dogs have had to adjust to humans’ society, which has developed rapidly, and therefore many dogs do no longer have the same opportunities to perform their natural behaviours. This may result in new challenges for owners. We can however still offer enrichments in the dog’s everyday life to satisfy these innate needs.
During behavioural consultations we aim to improve the owners’ understanding regarding the behavioural problem, as well as the underlying reasons triggering the behaviour. By learning more about dogs’ body language owners will improve managing skills to predict and re-direct the undesired behaviour towards more pleasant ones.
If needed we will suggest modifications that may entail everyday routines connected to feeding habits, exercise or other alterations in the home environment. During the housecall we will go through some suitable exercises adapted to your individual dog’s needs and will guide you to use these techniques independently.
Regardless if you find your beloved pooche’s behavioural issue to be minor or very challenging, do not shy away from contacting us!
Examples of common behavioural issues:
- Separation related disorders, e.g. behaviours such as whining/barking/howling/destructive behaviour, etc.
- Challenging behaviours during walks, such as pulling/lunging/barking/jumping on owner
- Excessive barking
- Destructive behaviour, e.g. inside the house or on the yard
- Resource guarding, e.g. food/bones/toys/people
- Housebreaking, dog urinating or defecating indoors
- Jumping on people
- Aggressive behaviours
- Fear or anxious towards e.g. people, dogs, sounds, etc.
- Handling, e.g. trimming nails, cleaning ears, etc.
- General nervousness
- Chasing, e.g. bikers, cars, etc.
- Sudden change in behaviour