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Doggy Problems? Read This Advice from Miami & Atlanta Dog Training Specialists

Here, we’ll give you great dog training tips as well as answer all of your most frequently asked questions about how to train your dog, dog psychology, potty training and how to solve common behavior problems! If you’d like more advice on dog training, please contact us today or read about our training programs.

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What are common dog behavior problems?

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Common problems that trainers encounter cover a wide range of behaviors, from fear or anxiety problems (for example, cowering under a table when humans approach) and excitement problems (like constantly jumping on people or being uncontrollable) to aggression problems. Luckily, our trainers can help you and your dog with almost any problem and give you the tools to build a healthy, positive relationship.

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What is meant by ‘dog psychology’?

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This refers to trying to understand why dogs behave the way they do from their perspective rather than from a human perspective. While we can never truly know what our dogs are thinking, there are plenty of indictors that a dog psychologist can make you aware of that will help you anticipate, train and work effectively with your dog.

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How do I potty train my dog?

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Firstly, watch for behaviors that indicate that your dog needs to eliminate, such as sniffing around or squatting, and place him/her outside on the grass immediately. Instead of playing, wait quietly until they eliminate and then make a big fuss of them with praise, cuddles and even a little treat! You’ll probably miss a few accidents in the beginning but never scold your dog for eliminating inside. Be sure to clean it up really well though, as the smell will attract him/her back to that spot. As you get more used to your dog’s routine, you’ll have a better idea of when they need to go. If you maintain consistency and praise, they’ll catch on quickly!

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How do I train my dog?

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The best way to train your dog is to get advice from a top dog trainer who has evaluated your dog and then apply that advice consistently. Only by applying these rules every single time will you teach your dog to change its behavior and adopt good behaviors. Dogs all learn at different paces, so don’t give up!

 

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