Many dog owners don’t even know that their dogs are having some serious behavioral issues that can be solved only by taking them to a professional dog trainer. It is nothing bad or unacceptable, but these problems can’t be ignored, because it is almost impossible to solve them without special knowledge and experience. Here are some of the most typical signs that your dog needs a help from a professional dog trainer.
Growling is a thing that many dogs do. If it doesn’t go further than that, dog owners just accept it as natural sign of defense, but actually it might be the first sign of aggression, which means sooner or later the dog might even bite or show other, more serious signs of aggression. If your dog is growling or nipping, take him to the dog trainer as soon as possible. The dog trainer will be able to tell is it an early sign of aggression that might progress or just a natural habit. If it is sign of aggression, you will need a further training course to prevent it.
Escaping is another serious problem that many dog owners don’t really consider as something extraordinary, but it might lead to serious problems for both, your dog, and other people or animals. It really is natural instinct that most of the dogs have, but it still must be exceeded. If your dog escapes from home, he can run on the street or hurt himself in other ways. Also the dog can get scared and attack to other people or other dogs. The natural instincts are hard to exterminate, so only dog trainer will be able to do something about it.
Pulling on leash is a thing that most of the dogs do when they are young and not used to that, but if the dog keeps doing that for years, it might be more serious problem than just stupefaction. First of all, it can cause problems by itself as you are not able to control your dog during the walk and he can attack or escape, but also it can turn into an overall willingness to control you all the time. Owner must be the one who controls the dog, not opposite.. Make sure things are how they are supposed to be and see a trainer.
All these behavioral problems seem minor and usually are ignored, but they can turn into something lot more serious in a short period of time. In best case the dog owners try to prevent them by themselves, but if they don’t fully understand the problem and its causes, there is a really small chance the owner will be able to do something about it. Even more – it can lead to more serious problems, because of wrong training methods. If you see any of these signs in your dog, better see the professional dog trainer to make sure your dog won’t have any serious problems in the future.