Responding to Problems
Chewing on the Bars
Move to stainless steel kennel. Offer tasty
food treats, and drop them in
the kennel if refused. Try handling, exercise, chew toys (frozen Kong).
If still very stressed,
cover kennel with towel. OK to
spray with water to get to stop,
then praise and reward calm behavior.
Last resort is tranquilizing.
This behavior will gradually
go away as anxiety or frustration
Tearing up Newspaper
Give exercise in the form of a brisk walk,
then a frozen Kong. Next try putting the dog
with another dog, or in the play
group. If it continues, ignore this behavior, but
write a comment in the record. This may be an acceptable
stress reliever (compared to alternatives).
No fabric or towels in with this
to divert by providing and praising positive chewing on a chew toy
Praise calm resting.
a Pet Behavior History Analysis. Keep the dog isolated. Do the Jolly Routine, and offer frequent tasty
Dominant Aggressive Posturing (growling,
Pet Behavior History Analysis. Do not risk a bite.
recess dogs run up and jump on
In this case, do not reward or greet the dogs. Say, “Off” and turn your
body to the side in a “Body Block.”
Insist the dog sit before you
greet or give a treat. We want to reinforce in DayCare what the dog
should learn to do at home.
dog grabs the food treat from
Hold the treat in your closed fist. If necessary it is OK to put your hand over the
dog's muzzle as a reminder to
settle down. Insist on a sit and let him lick at your
when he is acting gentle, then open
your palm and offer it
to the dog. If the dog continues to be unruly and grab,
repeat the exercise of making
the dog sit and lick until