Behavior Problems

In Dogs

Even if you have done everything you can since puppyhood to ensure that your dog knows the basic rules and adapts well to life, it is still possible that your dog has adapted behavior problems.
Behavior problems in dogs are very common, and many dogs are affected by them.

For example, we might have adopted an adult dog who has experienced difficult situations in her life, resulting in behavior problems. On the other hand, behavioral problems can also be due to genetic factors. It’s also possible that we as dog owners haven’t been able to offer experiences to our dogs that would have minimized the risk of behavior problems. For example, we may have accidentally influenced the development of the behavioral patterns by perhaps not socializing or training our dog enough, or if we have left our dog alone for too long, causing him to become bored, or we might have unknowingly used punishment-based training methods that have created behavioral problems related to fear.

If your dog has learned unwanted behavior patterns, don’t lose hope. In most cases, it’s not too late to modify your dog’s behavior with techniques that work.

You don’t have to do all of the work on your own. If your dog has severe behavior problems, contact a professional who will help you with the process.

Take your dog to the veterinarian

Before we can start solving behavioral problems, it is good to make sure that your dog’s behavioral problems are not due to, for example, physical or medical issues. Sudden changes in behavior are a sign of a possible health problem. For instance, if your dog is in pain, it may cause aggressive behavior. Dogs hide their pain easily, so it is good to realize that even if the dog doesn’t show clear signs of it, like limbing, she may still experience severe pain.

Clear signs of pain in your dog are usually seen in her behavior. Examples of behavior when the dog is in pain can be, a loss of appetite, abnormal walking, agitation, or increased aggression. If your dog has bad behavior problems and they have started suddenly, it’s good that you turn to the vet. This way these possible health problems can be examined and solved.

If you notice any of the behaviors mentioned above or others, never give him painkillers without first talking to your vet. Many human medications are toxic to dogs. Even though medicine would be safe for the dog, always talk to the vet first.

The Most Common Behavior Problems In Dogs



Running away


Separation anxiety


Pulling in the leash