Dog behaviour problems: the most common

Dog behaviour problems: the most common and how to solve them

Dog behaviour problems

You are coming from home and your pet is coming towards you. Suddenly, you feel his sharp teeth against your arm and you just push him away. He is growling at you and ready to charge again. This and many other dog behaviour problems are common among dogs. We have made a list of the most common dog behaviour problems and how to tackle them.

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Barking is a way for dogs to communicate. They even do it when they are excited or happy to see us. However, when barking is excessive there probably is an underlying reason that the dog has no control of. Dissing or yelling at him to stop barking will usually do more bad than good. Check with your veterinarian to rule out any underlying medical cause for your dog behaviour problems.

Destructive chewing

Chewing is also a common instinctive behavior in dogs, especially when they are teething puppies. However, when the chewing becomes destructive, we got ourselves a behaviour problem. First, consider what could be the causes of his chewing:

  • Anxiety
  • Teething puppy
  • Curiosity
  • Excess energy
  • Boredom

Once you have ruled out any of these, you should invest time in training your dog so that he knows what is ok to chew on and what is not.


This is the most common behaviour issue in dogs and the one that usually baffles owners the most. The otherwise mild and peaceful pupper has suddenly become defensive. First, you need to realize that there is more than one type of aggression. They include:

  • Territorial aggression
  • Fear aggression
  • Possessive aggression
  • Protective aggression
  • Defensive aggression
  • Frustration-induced aggression
  • Pain aggression
  • Predatory aggression
  • Sex-related aggression

Knowing what type of aggression your dog is exhibiting will help you better address it. It is also essential to know who is he being aggressive to determine a better action plan.

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