Oh boy, we love our pups but let’s face it, they can be a handful! But don’t worry, we’ve got you covered with some tell-tale signs that it’s time to call in the big guns – a professional Dog Trainer, of course! Here are 9 signs that your pooch might need a little extra help in the behaviour department.
Got a new puppy?
They’re cute, but they can also be a handful! Has yours been chewing on everything or are they constantly mouthing and nipping? You’re not alone, but this behaviour also won’t go away by itself. If you’ve recently welcomed a new puppy into your family, it’s a good idea to book a Dog Trainer. Puppies need plenty of training and socialisation to grow into well-behaved dogs.
Is walking your dog a real nightmare?
Does your dog pull on the lead when you’re out for a walk? This can make walks stressful and uncomfortable for both you and your dog and discourage you from taking them out regularly (which is so important!). A Dog Trainer can teach your dog to walk calmly on the lead, turning your walks into a breeze for everyone involved.
Does your dog have trouble socialising?
If your dog gets anxious or aggressive around other dogs, it can be challenging to take them out. A Dog Trainer can help reduce their anxiety and improve their behaviour around other dogs. By improving their socialisation skills, you’ll finally be able to take them out in public without any worries.
Is your dog barking their head off all day long?
Excessive barking can be a sign of boredom, anxiety, or frustration. Not only annoying for your neighbours and postie, but also a behaviour you want to tackle sooner rather than later. A Dog Trainer can help you identify and address the root cause and work on a solution.
Does your dog get possessive over their things?
If your dog is possessive over food, toys, or other objects, it can be challenging to manage. A Dog Trainer can help you teach your furry pal how to share and avoid any unpleasant confrontations.
Is your dog jumping up on people?
Jumping up on people can be a sign of excitement or dominance in dogs. It’s especially seen in younger dogs with lots of energy. A Dog Trainer can help you teach your dog to greet people politely, so you can avoid any embarrassing situations and invite friends and family over without any problems.
Does your dog get anxious when you’re not around?
Separation anxiety can cause dogs to become destructive or anxious when left alone. It can be tough on both you and your pup, but a Dog Trainer can help you work on it and teach your dog to feel comfortable when you’re not there.
Are you struggling with basic training techniques?
If you’re finding it difficult to train your dog, need guidance on training techniques, or just don’t know where to start, don’t worry! A Dog Trainer can provide you with valuable support and advice, so you and your dog can learn together!
Do you have children?
If you have children, it’s essential to ensure that your dog is well-trained to behave safely around them. Not only that, but it’s super beneficial for their relationship to include your children in training your dog. A Dog Trainer can teach your dog to be gentle and respectful around children, as well as teach your kids how to properly interact with their furry sibling. Not to mention how fun it is for kids to teach a dog new tricks!
How can a Dog Trainer help?
Don’t worry if any of these behavioural issues sound familiar, it’s all part of being a pup parent! But if you want to nip these behaviours in the bud and have a happy, well-behaved pooch, it’s time to book a Dog Trainer. They can help unleash your dog’s inner superstar and create a stronger bond between you and your pet. How? With regular training sessions and a bit of homework to practice together, you’ll see improvements in no time!
Where can I find a Dog Trainer near me?
Our experienced Dog Trainer operates in the Camden, Macarthur and Wollondilly regions and can help you with all of the above issues and more. Don’t wait until your dog’s behaviour becomes unmanageable; book in with our Dog Trainer today and start enjoying a happier, healthier relationship with your pooch. You won’t regret it, and neither will your four-legged bestie!