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Behavior Modifications with Barking

By: Theresa Pitner | August 17, 2019

Behavior modifications come in handy where barking is concern. Do not allow your dog to use barking to get what it wants. Do not reward any behavior connected with barking. Do not feed because he barks, do not walk because he barks, do not pet or show affection in response to the barking. Give rewards in response to “quiet”.

Puppies develop territorial barking after nine months of age. So owners should not encourage puppies to bark over territorial rights nor should a puppy be rewarded for doing do.

Puppies should not be left outside unsupervised under one year of age. Puppies pick up bad habits when left without guidance.

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Theresa has worked with people and their beloved canines since her family moved to Salisbury, North Carolina in 2000. Her 20+ years of experience as a social worker has given her the unique perspective that teaching the human is the first step toward understanding and improving the relationship with the family dog.

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Understanding Your Dog’s mission is simple, help people and their dogs have the best relationship possible. Theresa Pitner, the experienced dog trainer for Understanding Your Dog, accomplishes this by providing training that makes sense to humans so they can enjoy their relationship with their pet.