How does a dog become needy and pushy?
Dogs are social creatures, which is one of the reasons why we love them so much. Is there such a thing as “too much” attention or affection?
Sharing our lives, and our hearts with our dogs can bring lots of joy for everyone, but like everything else in life it’s important to understand the rules so that we don’t fall into problematic patterns.
Dogs want our attention and affection and of course we want to give it to them, it is best to understand the impact of our actions on earth dogs in order to understand how to enjoy your relationship with your dog without creating issues.
Guidelines for training your dog to not be needy and pushy
- First and foremost, don’t give your dog constant attention. If you do, you’re going to create a dog, very likely won’t be able to sit idly by in life’s every day moments of when there are pauses.
- Be careful not to pay attention to your dog when your dog is miss behaving or demanding your attention.
- Spend a lot of time and energy focussing on your dog when your dog is giving you any behaviour you find desirable.
Obedience training is a must for any dog.
Teaching your dog a set of skills and putting them to use as a lifestyle and a way of interacting with your dog will help you create a solid foundation based on mutual respect, understanding, and will create a bond like no other.
I’ve trained thousands of clients over the years and all the dogs who come in for training learn this in just a couple of short weeks and even the older dogs take to this just wonderfully.
Dogs want to have leaders
It’s important to be a clear and concise leader, so that your dog understands what is expected of them, and how they can win what they want from us by giving us what we want from them.
Dog training equals win/win for Human and Canine!