I have two dogs, they are the best but sometimes they can be a pain. Iv found some helpful tips and tricks that id like to share with other pet owners. These tips are some steps to having a happier pet. One issue that owners may come across is separation Anxiety. If your dog cant stop barking when you need to leave put them in a place they normally sleep, this tells them your leaving them someplace to be comfortable.

Some dogs with this problem, however, don’t take this method so gracefully. I used to put both my dogs in the back porch of the house. This almost worked until they got into the habit of scratching at the back door. When the weather was nice this was not so hard on them when I had to leave. Both my dogs have grown up together but are not the best of companions at times, but cant stand being away from each other.

To help them on those days they cant stand being away from each other, I got 2 cages. When I needed to go out I told them its time to go to their “sleeping cage”. At this point they will get the idea to take a nap while I was away. Recently, though, they have developed the habit to bark when I put them away. This was fixed by giving them a treat and telling them I will be back later. When placing your pets in cages its good to lay out items that they like, such as a favorite blanket or toy. Snack and talking to them like children are the key to getting your dog to understand.

The cages also work great for , wouldn’t you guess it? Sleeping! Once your dogs get accustom to going to the cages at a certain time, often they will develop an internal clock. This clock will remind them of what time they went to bed, mine tend to remind me when they last slept. I placed the cages in the corner of my room, they are stacked onto each other due to lack of space. If you have the room, I recommend putting the cages in a well ventilated place were people are.

I believe this gets them used to seeing people while inside the cage, it makes them less territorial. Anxiety problems can be a long battle but can be conquered with patients. Destructive behavior can be another form of Anxiety. This is why having toys is a big priority, thought if you cant get toys when you need them, sometimes an old shirt or shoe can provide hours of entertainment. Remove important items from the house that can be torn or broken and place them out of reach. This is one of the options were the cages come in handy again. The cage cant be the alternative for everything though.

Once a day your dog should be taken for a walk, or at least placed on a long chain so they can walk around the property. Constant barking may become an issue when leaving your pet on a chain. If you can’t train your pet to stop being loud its best to let them out till they have done their busyness, then put them back inside. Out of sight, out of mind is the best policy in that situation. You could always chain your dog in an area of the yard were people are not always passing by.

If you are really dedicated to stop barking its best to walk them often, though its easier if you teach this habit at an early age. If it’s a recent choice, walk them early and progress to later times in the day. All the things mentioned are just a few of the ticks I have tried with my pets , and have worked with great success. If you are having any similar issues with your furry friend I recommend giving this article a shot. For more helpful information, you may navigate to this website. This page will provide you additional information about the some tips on how you can always make your dog happy to keep him or her healthy.

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Chris Harrison is a content writer and editor from New Caledonia. He is currently managing Oneunionone which is based in North Carolino. Before founding the website, he was a full time editor in New York USA.