Dogs from San Jose
 
Chewing 
Not all dogs have the same desire to chew! It’s a matter of individual preference: maybe one has an innate desire to chew as a pleasurable activity in itself, while it’s seems others have no need to chew, unless they’re driven to it out of 
sheer boredom. Chewing stuffs is fun, it passes the time, and it’s a self-rewarding, self-reinforcing activity.

Remember to catch them on the act. Never scold them if you haven't seen them doing anything disturbing. Reprimanding them by this method produces a negative association to your dogWhen you catch her chewing something inappropriate, interrupt her by making a loud noise: clap your hands or make an “Ah-ah-!” noise. Talk to them.

So find time for your pets! If you wanted a pet that you don’t need to interact with, go get a goldfish.

Start dog-proofing your house, it means taking whatever you don’t want to end up in her mouth, and making it unavailable. As the Alpha don't you think you should 
 
manage your own possessions? 


Barking
The most common reason for consistent barking is loneliness. You should consider also that barking is normal for a dog, and it is completely unrealistic to think that you can prevent your dog from barking. Barking only becomes a problem if it happens too often and continues for long periods of time. Since it is an instinctive means of warning to us and it would be against your interest to discourage it. The only key to barking problem is determining why your dog is barking, and then you can begin a program of retraining. Next is to let them know that you have been alerted, after which show them that their job is already done. 

Digging
If others like to bark, some prefer digging. And there are again a lot of reasons you should seek for this behavior, it is important to keep in mind that your dog is not digging to piss you. If you don't clearly communicate to your dog that this behavior is unacceptable, they won't realize that what they’re doing is wrong. So, in order to stop your dog, it is crucial to determine the reason why your dog is digging in the first place. Remember that whenever you are trying to change any behavior in your dog, the golden rule is one should be consistent! Make it very clear to your dog what is, and is not acceptable behavior.

Above all, always keep your expectations realistic as much as possible. In these early stages of your relationship, they are still learning the ropes: it’ll take a while for them to be completely reliable. If we are not perfect, and neither your dog is: there would always be at least one incident where a cherished item is damaged by her curiosity mostly if left by themselves for too long and  neglected, hence, they would always choose your stuff over hers to occupy with. Give them time to learn the rules, and plenty of you to help them learn faster.

 


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08/08/2012 12:35

Thank you for info

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    My name is Jene and my companions own me. With a varied background; I have been involved with their breed not long enough, but I'm here to stay. That is because I consider myself an advocate for these breeds of dogs. I am an advocate for common sense dog training and not the latest fad that appears on different breeding plans. I will improve my breed the way I know and through the ways I have learned. I can't stand anyone with a known-it-all attitude who believes that they are the pinnacle of the breeds they own and look down their collective noses at the rest of the dog world. I may have to acknowledge the importance of pedigrees but the decision to breed a dog extends beyond their bloodlines. I am not one of those self-gratifying-band-wagons of  "I'm a responsible breeder”, however, I'm also always willing to share my experiences - in the hopes that I may be of any help to others & avoid some of the mistakes I made along the way.

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