Note from Con Slobodchikoff: This is a guest post by Tom Clarke of Greyhounds as Pets:
We all love our pets but sometimes there can be a few behavioral issues along the way. This infographic from GAP NSW has some great solutions to common problems. Let’s start things off with barking. All dogs bark on occasion of course but sometimes it can get a bit out of hand and obedience training can help fix things if your dog regularly barks out of frustration.
Another common issue is separation anxiety and many dogs struggle with this when they’re young particularly. However, you can train your dog to keep calm when you leave the house. Initially, you can try leaving them alone for say 10 minutes and come back. When they realise that you will return and that you’re not gone forever, you can slowly increase the time spent away from your pooch!
Of course, occasionally dog owners have to deal with more serious issues such as biting. Any dog can bite when they feel seriously threatened, but if you socialise them early there should be absolutely no problems. Teach them to feel relaxed around people at a young age. Find out more info about how you can solve common issues with your four-legged friend below!
An infographic by the team at Greyhounds as Pets