Walking on a lead, or more exactly a loose lead is one of the hardest parts of dog training. A dog that's calm and under control is a joy, but many people struggle to achieve it. It doesn't have to be this way.
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Sometimes we need to leave our dogs at home for several hours but dog's can be destructive or anxious if left "home alone". Leaving your dog at home can be stressful for both you and them. Coming back to torn carpets and furniture or an over excited dog spells trouble, and a one way ticket to the rescue centre for some dogs. This doesn't need to happen.
All dogs bark (unless you own an African Basenji), accept it, it's what they do. It can even be a brilliant deterrent to intruders. But excessive barking can now be a public disorder offence and expensive to fix if your dog barks when you don't want it. It could also indicate much deeper psychological problems. It doesn't need to be that way.
Puppies, when they are teething or dogs when they are bored, chew things. Preventing them from chewing your precious furniture is essential for a happy home for your dog. Setting boundaries, good leadership and training your dog will correct this unwanted habit. You don't need to live with this problem.
Terriers, especially, enjoy rummaging in the garden. When your's starts digging it can cause untold damage to your garden. Preventing it can be straight forward, but stopping it can be more challenging. Your garden doesn't need to be this way.
Keeping people, especially children , safe around dogs is not only essential, its the law! A dangerous dog in or outside the home can lead to expensive fines and prosecutions. Preventing problems starts when the dog is a puppy, but children need to learn the rules too. Be confident your dog is not a danger.
There is nothing wrong with a boisterous dog. A dog needs to have fun. But, when your dog won't stop, you have a big problem. Jumping up starts when you bring your puppy home. It's cute and fun. When that puppy becomes fully grown you are unlikely to impress your friends and family with your dog's new talent. It doesn't need to be this way. A calm dog will keep your house guest coming back.
A dog can bite you four times in two seconds. So a dog without bite inhibition is a lethal weapon.
Any harm to another dog or human is likely to lead to prosecution and loss of your dog under the Dangerous Dogs Act.
You want to know that your dog is not going to cause harm if it ever does bite.
If you are concerned about your dog, read this free guide. If you think that your dog might cause a level 2 bite , you need to take immediate action. This can be corrected with good behavioural training.
Level 1. Fearful, aggressive, or obnoxious behavior but no skin-contact by teeth.
Level 2. Skin-contact by teeth but no skin-puncture. May include scratches (less than one-tenth of an inch deep) and slight bleeding.
Level 3. One to four punctures from a single bite with no puncture deeper than half the length of the dog’s canine teeth.
Level 4. One to four punctures from a single bite with at least one puncture deeper than half the length of the dog’s canine teeth. Deep bruising around the wound, or lacera-tions in both directions.
Level 5. Multiple-bite incident with at least two Level 4 bites, or multiple-attack incident with at least one Level 4 bite in each.
Level 6. Victim dead.
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