Never leave a child under the age of 10 unsupervised with a Dog or a Cat. Even the friendliest of our four legged friends can react badly if they feel scared or threatened.
So always remember you are the adult and it is your responsibility to take care of your animal and to provide them with a safe and loving environment
I have found that our lovely little fury friends do think they rule the roost.
Sometime we reward this behavior by thinking that it is cute, with all the best intensions. It is time to take your life back and show them who is the boss in the house, the cat or people…Time out will get the best results over time.
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There are lots of sprays on the commercial market that can deter this habit.
You may like to try and put rocks or pebbles in the pot plants. I have found that they hate covering the poop with rocks
I recommend you invest in a citronella collar.
I have found that when you are at home and they start to bark, a simple Ahhh (in a loud voice) and remove them from the situation, placing them in a small room such as a the bathroom or laundry for time out has helped.
Over time they understand that bad behavior is unrewarded
Start them off by regular touching of paws, ears, mouth and feet; ensure you touch them all over every day.
The sooner you introduce your pup to the sounds of clippers and regular grooming the better.
There will be less chance that the process will stress them out.
Prevention is better than cure. From an early age, puppies require socialisation.
Start them as soon as you can. Introduce them to other dogs, cats and people.
Older dogs displaying aggressive behaviour will still benefit from socialisation but will require close supervision and will not achieve good results quickly.
If you do this ear [...]