"Most dogs are not born leaders and they do not want to be in charge of anything, so they look to you to give them the structure they need," says Andrew Horan, owner of Citizen K9
All dogs need training. They aren’t born with the boundaries we’d like them to have when it comes to being obedient in public, meeting new people, or greeting other dogs. They can be taught these things through a process called socialization. By following some specific steps, you can begin to prevent feelings of anxiety or aggression in your dog, and head off the resulting nuisance behaviors such as leash pulling and jumping up.
As a working pet parent, you may have considered enrolling your pup in doggy day care. Or maybe you just suspect your dog could use some more playtime and socialization. In either case, a puppy day care facility may work out well. We went to pet experts around the country to round up the key points a potential dog day care customer should consider.
Having your dog bark excessively while you are away can cause a lot of strain on the relationship with your neighbors, not too mention potentially getting you evicted. In order to correct this nuisance behavior you must first understand why your dog is acting out this way, and then put measures in place to fix it. So before you strap a bark collar on or ship the dog off to your parents house, check out this article from Dog ID with input from yours truly! - Andrew