How to stop a bad behavior in dogs?

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Once the source of the poor behavior is discovered, it is possible to control the dog's response with different techniques, such as...

  1. Prevention…
  2. Know Your Dog
  3. Exercise…
  4. Ignore the Behavior
  5. Redirection…
  6. Stay Calm…
  7. Interrupt Commands…
  8. Socialization.
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Be sure to remove all things that your dog shouldn't chew from his confinement area, and give him a variety of appropriate toys and chew things to enjoy instead. Keep in mind that if you confine your dog, you'll need to give him plenty of exercise and quality time with you when he's not confined.
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How to Prevent Resource Guarding Between Dogs

  1. Use Treats as Positive Reinforcement…
  2. Focus on Desensitization…
  3. Avoid Punishment…
  4. Teach Your Dog to Share…
  5. Pet Them During Meals…
  6. Solving Food Aggression Between Dogs.
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For dogs exhibiting territorial aggression, you will need to gain enough control to have your dog sit, stay, and when calmed down, take a reward at the front door. Generally, a leash and head collar will give the fastest and most effective control (see Training Products – Head Halter Training).
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Prevent your dog from practicing unacceptable herding as much as possible while you teach basic obedience. Teaching training behaviors like “Watch Me” and “Leave It” will help you redirect your dog's attention when moving objects are nearby. It's also helpful to teach your dog self-control.
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How to Stop Jealous Behavior in Pets

  1. Keep a diary to record circumstances that cause signs of jealousy/aggression to occur, so you know what to look for…
  2. Avoid giving too much attention to one pet versus another.
  3. Train dogs to feel safe in their crate so they can feel relaxed during their “time out” period.
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Here are a few tips on how to prevent and correct possessive behaviors:

  1. Introduce the promise of good things…
  2. Reward patience and good behavior
  3. Show ownership…
  4. Teach “leave” and “give” commands…
  5. When to consult with a trainer.
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Keep him on a leash, securely at your side. As you approach the new person or pet, quietly praise him for as long as he remains calm. You can even give him the odd treat to reinforce that this is the behavior you want to see. As soon as he does start to display signs of aggression, turn around and pull him away.
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