I believe that animals should never be hit. You are able to maintain Wildlife Removal a degree of discipline without ever hitting a dog. When they come to you as a puppy or an older dog you will need to teach them what’s expected of them. A properly disciplined dog will provide you all their love and attention for years but you need to teach them what’s acceptable behavior.
A firm”NO” is all they have to teach them appropriate behavior and what you anticipate. No yelling or hitting is needed. After they display a certain behavior that is not acceptable, you will need to receive their attention and be firm when you say”NO”. Your pet will learn that each and every time they do a certain thing they have this alpha (leader of the pack dog) admonishing them. It may take several times for your dog to understand what you want. One day, thankfully, when they do something which is not allowed you can say”NO” and they will usually stop. After a while you will find they no longer exhibit that behaviour. They are really intelligent and need more than anything to please you.
When we had our Shelties (male and female), 1 day we came home to toilet paper strewn all around the house. I put my hands on my hips and said”Who did so” in a calm voice. It was only toilet paper. They waited until I moved into them and said”OK”. Both dogs ran to me and loved on me. We learned to keep our bathroom doors shut when we left the house. After about 3 weeks we left the house and deliberately did not shut the bathroom doors. There was no ticker tape parade when we arrived home.
Dogs need entertainment and if you’re not there they will start looking for ways to be entertained. My advice is to maintain several toys outside for them to play with when you’re away from the house or you can put them in a closed area, or a crate. I prefer letting them have a run of the home and besides the ticker tape parade we never had any more problems. Dogs are different and you will learn what works and what doesn’t.
1 time I let the dogs outside and saw a Mama duck and babies walking from the water. I spoke to my own dogs, Lance and Heather. “Do not go near those ducks” I had their complete attention and I guarantee you they understood what I said. They left the house and went outside but did not go near the ducks. When they were finished with their company I let them inside and praised them for their own behavior. I knew in my heart that they wouldn’t hurt the ducks… and they never did!
It’s part of wanting to please you. They’ll learn that this behavior is great and they get praise and hugs for it.
Loving and praising your dogs will be a excellent experience with years of pleasure and happiness you will both share. They’re truly Fur Babies!
A way to tell who loves you more… your spouse or your dog:
Let them stay for 10 minutes. Find out who loves you more!