As the saying goes, a dog is a man’s best friend. The dog is a loving companion to a man. He is happy to go everywhere with his master. He shows his affection for his master by wagging his tail and licking his hand or face. This timeless relationship continues to evolve into new kinds of human-dog interactions that increasingly benefit society.
You should never ignore problems in behavior when you are training your dog. Even if you are training a younger dog, you cannot allow bad behavior to slip by or this will become a habit with your dog. Usually with a bit of work and planning you can stop the bad behavior before it becomes a habit. Remember, it's never too early to begin training a dog.
You want your dog to understand that you are the person to look to when they question what is right or wrong. This is done by being firm, yet kind with the dog. You don't want your dog to listen to you out of fear, but out of respect. Setting boundaries is very important in gaining respect. Sit down
A dog that has negative or very little socialization may not know what to do in a positive social situation and may become aggressive towards the people in the situation. A dog that has lots of positive socialization tends to have more people skills and is likely to be more friendly to new people and other animals (The Star). Attitude is another cause of animal aggression. When people give positive attitudes towards animals, the animals tend to give a positive attitude or behavior back. When someone has a negative attitude towards an animal or to something they are protective of, like a mom’s puppies, they tend to protect themselves or others by being aggressive (The Star).
Dog-aggression and people aggression are two distinctive traits and should not be confused. Unless a pit bull has been poorly bred or purposefully trained to attack humans, they generally love people. They are, in fact, one of the most loving, loyal, friendly, and dedicated companions you can have.
Firstly, it is important for owners to socialize their pets with other pets and humans at a youthful age. For example, Ariana Huemer, Author of Scapegoats and Underdogs shares a veterinarian formerly employed by HSUS, Leslie Sinclair’s, knowledge “A lot of pit bulls involved in attacks have never had the chance to be around people.” (Huemer). Thus, social isolation has devastating effects upon an animals behavior. Secondly, how the owner himself socializes with others will rub off on the dog.
Pets, most of America has a lovely animal they like to call their own. In my case, I have a wonderful chihuahua named Pinto. Though he can be a pain in my butt most of the time, he’s still my little boy. The nice thing about Pinto is that he’s very cuddly. If you’re just chilling on the couch he’ll come up to you and snuggle right up next to you. It can be a pain sometimes if you’re trying to sleep and he just gets all up in your personal space and steps all over you. Pinto also likes to bark, a lot. He doesn’t need a reason he just does it.
Another reason the dogs act how they act is people ask the wrong people for advice. According to Sara K. Enos from the article "The problem with people
For millions of years dogs have remained a constant companion of man. Bred from the aggressive and formidable Gray Wolf tens of thousands of years ago the domestic dog now lives in many homes across the world. Where in the far distant past the domestic dog was bred as a guard animal, a beast of burden, and even a food source the dogs of today are bred for a far more endearing purpose-companionship and love. Finding a pet dog that is more of a joy than a chore is necessary when asking: How much is that puppy in the window?
Dogs will mostly lick us to show affection and apparently due to the fact that they also like our salty ski. Licking for affection causes dogs to release pleasurable endorphins that gives them a comforting and calming feeling. And since dogs have special receptors in their noses and mouths they can actually feel your mood by interpreting and processing scented molecules existing in human sweat.
Ignoring a problem doesn't usually make it go away, but it can if the problem is a hyper dog. If your puppy gets overly excited when greeting you, he is likely looking for attention. Rewarding his behavior by giving him the attention he seeks only reinforces the bad behavior. Instead, ignore your puppy until he calms down and then shower him with praise and attention. Your dog will learn that the best way to get your attention is by asking nicely rather than jumping on you or otherwise acting out.
The dog would be fearful that they would get yelled at, grabbed, shaken, or even smacked. Times since then have definitely changed and now, we use toys, treats, etc. Before, we “motivated our dogs to avoid being bad.” ( Pippa:How To Motivate Your Dog) We now use motivators that the dogs want, rather than what they are afraid of. Respect (although sounds like it would be a good motivator) is really only a show of fear from dog to owner. The dog is afraid that they will get yelled at for correction or there will be some kind of disapproval. Respect from the dog is a powerful tool, it’s just not a very useful/sufficient tool.
It is often said that a dog is a man’s best friend. In the last 14,000 years, dogs have accompanied man by helping him hunt, guard, and protect. In our modern world, dogs help us combat in war, search-and-rescue, guide the blind, deaf, discapacitated, rehabilitate patients in therapy, aid law enforcement, and are part of our family as beloved pets (Coren). Although canine superstars such as Lassie, Old Yeller, and Rin Tin Tin portray the perfect dog we all want in our lives, these ideals are far from the truth. Many first-time dog owners expect dogs to know behaviors such as how to walk on a leash, not bite, not destroy the house, and in addition to many others. In reality, dogs must be trained on what their handler wants them to do. It is