we adopted a great 1 year old beagle a few months back and he has been really good when we leave. He is potty trained and scratches when he needs to go out and rarely has accidents when we are not in the house. We allow him to run free in the house when we are at work. sense we moved a few weeks ago he has been pretty naughty when we leave him. he houls like crazy for who knows how long. he has ruined 2 sets of curtains and has scratched the heck out of every door that leads outside. should i buy a crate and put him in it while we are gone? should i lock him in a room and risk him tearing that door up? whats the best way to deal with separation anxiety?
Brilliant!!! YOU don't pay enough attention to your dog to monitor his behavior so then when the dog does something wrong you hit him? how is it the dogs fault that you didn't train him properly? so then you think it's ok to hit him? A LOT??
"Learning to communicate with your dog is complicated. But when it comes to dogs, a little patience and consistent training will earn you both years of enjoyment. Talk to your veterinarian or enroll in a local training class to master the communication tools you need to make the most of your relationship with your dog."
excuse me, but how dare you say i dont pay attention to my dog. you came to this conclusion how? i dont "hit" my little guy, i spank him, get the facts straight if you're going to give advice you know nothing about. thank you and good night.
and i appreciate the question irishacres as i agree with you. i believe you can only spank a dog when you catch it doing something wrong. otherwise, even 5 minutes later, it will have no idea what the punishment is for.
Technically spanking is striking, hitting whatever. The point is its not ok to hit a dog or a child. But its all most people know what to do. Its not just about the pain that may be inflicted to an animal, but he/she really has no idea why hes being treated in this way. There isn't much room for punishments, positive rewards are more productive anyways. Punishments are to risky, and can lead to other behavioral problems.
punishments are too risky? are we not responsible for the consequences of our own actions anymore? i understand we are talking about dogs right now, but c'mon.
do you recommend a lecture to the dog that runs away or chews up the carpet? or maybe a time out and sit him in the corner? take away tv? you do realize i am not "inflicting pain" on the dog but a little smack on the butt so he doesnt get hit by a car next time? since that, of course, would be pain.
A kong is a dog toy that is virtually indestructable that you fill with treats. Dogs love it and it can keep their attention for hours. I agree that crating your dog will be the best thing for it. I have trained many dogs to a crate as I rescue and foster dogs.
I would say the dachshund spanker is most likely a troll . . .