Why Punishment Is Not Recommended When Correcting Destructive Behavior In Dogs

Why Punishment Is Not Recommended When Correcting Destructive Behavior In Dogs

Destructive behavior is a common problem among dogs regardless of age, sex, or breed. To prevent adding fuel to the fire, pet owners should be ready to deal with their dog’s behavior appropriately before it has a chance to become more difficult to resolve.

Pet owners should always remember that punishment should never be used when it comes to correcting destructive behavior or any undesirable canine behavior for that matter. Punishing an errant pet can cause him to become anxious and nervous in their owner’s presence. Since your pet dog knows your daily routine, your pending arrival from work can be met with nervous eagerness. Engaging in destructive behavior may be a dog’s way of trying to relieve feelings of anxiety.

Instead of fixing behavior problems that pet dogs may engage in, punishment can only make things worse. It is NEVER appropriate. In fact, it can even pave the way for more potential behavior issues. If potential health issues have been ruled out by your professional vets Marietta GA, the next step is to consult with a certified animal behavior to help address the problem.

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