Dogs like other animals and human beings need security. When the dog feels that he is too secure, that nobody will challenge him, which everybody will love him and fulfill his whishes. The dog will ted to become unruly. If this state of affairs contuse. The dog might take more and more advantage of the situation.
There are homes where dogs are so coddled and puffed that she latter take if for granted that they can do ay thing and get away with it. Thus dogs are found to urinate on rugs, break up things, tear off fineries, cushions and stuffing, chew up shoes, maul and destroy furniture. The householder complains, some times metes out punishment of sorts but ultimately reconciles to his lot and stows away the damaged goods.
Consequently, dogs in such environment end up becoming undisciplined and not too often, unmanageable. He height of bad-dog performance may be reached when, at little or no provocation, the dog may start biting the inmates of the house, not to speak of quests and outsiders when they happen to step in. it is clear therefore that the cause of dog misbehavior is to be traced in the owner himself. One word may be added about the family discipline itself. If the members of the family are untidy, unclean and given to the habit of ease, disarray and irregularity a dog bred and brought up in such a family will be apt to inherit these bad traits of the family.
It is the duty of the dog’s owner to firstly keep him in shape before trying to rectify his or her dog. The thing to remember is that if a dog’s is given latches he will take advantage of the same. What is more is that with an uncanny sense the dog will, all the time, try to push the advantages gained, further and further, till he is in a position to rule the house hold instead of being ruled.
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