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  • April Schrader, CPDT-KA

3 Common Dog Problems & Why Training Matters!

As dog owners, we adore our furry companion however, sometimes our beloved pets exhibit behaviors that can be challenging and even frustrating. Addressing these behaviors early on through professional training is not just beneficial but essential for fostering a harmonious relationship and ensuring the well-being of both you and your dog.

1. Excessive Barking:

One of the most common issues dog owners face is excessive barking. While barking is a natural form of communication for dogs, incessant barking can disrupt the peace in your home and annoy neighbors. Dogs may bark out of boredom, anxiety, or to alert you of perceived threats. Without proper intervention, this behavior can escalate, becoming more difficult to control over time.

2. Destructive Chewing:

Chewing is a normal behavior for dogs, especially puppies who are exploring their surroundings and are teething. However, destructive chewing, such as gnawing on furniture, shoes, or household items, is a problem most puppy owners encounter. This behavior often stems from boredom, anxiety, or lack of appropriate chew toys. If left unchecked, it can result in costly damage to your belongings and pose a safety hazard to your dog.

3. Jumping:

Jumping up on people, whether in greeting or excitement, is another behavior that can become problematic if not addressed. While it may seem harmless initially, jumping can be intimidating to children or elderly individuals and may even result in accidental injury. Dogs often jump to seek attention and training is essential to teach alternative behaviors and manners, such as sitting politely when greeting guests.

Why Training Matters:

Professional dog training provides structured solutions tailored to address these common behavior issues effectively. Here’s why investing in training is crucial:

  • Behavior Modification: Trainers are skilled in identifying the underlying reasons behind behavior issues in dogs, enabling them to create tailored training plans designed specifically to address and improve these behaviors effectively.

  • Improved Communication: Professional dog training enhances communication between owners and their dogs, fostering mutual understanding and cooperation through structured sessions where dogs learn to respond effectively to commands and cues. This improves obedience and strengthens the bond between owner and pet, promoting a harmonious relationship based on trust and clear communication.

  • Safety and Well-being: Early intervention through effective training prevents accidents, improves your dog's well-being, and deepens the bond between you and your pet by instilling boundaries, promoting confidence, and fostering mutual understanding and trust.

Contact Us for Expert Dog Training:

Ready to address your dog's behavior issues and strengthen your bond? Contact Best Buddy Dog Trainer today at or call 301-231-1907. We offer personalized training programs, including virtual sessions, in-home training, and board-and-train options, designed to meet your dog's needs and fit your lifestyle. Let's work together to achieve harmony and happiness with your beloved canine companion.

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