Your dog is just like any other member of your beloved family. They are unique, dynamic, and have their own individual characters. When you bring a new dog into your home, you need to make sure they are on their best behavior so that you can all live together happily. However, sometimes even the best-behaved dogs can develop certain temperament issues that might be concerning. If your dog has been showing some behavioral problems all of a sudden or has already had them from a young age, then you should familiarize yourself with their temperament to be able to avoid and eliminate such problems.
Calm Or Relaxed Dogs
It can be challenging to pinpoint which breeds of dogs are naturally calm and relaxed and which are not. However, some breeds of dogs are most likely to be shy or calmer than others. Dog temperament guides reveal how certain breeds of dogs that are commonly known to be calm, can also be non-responsive to learning new traits. If you adopt a dog and are told that they are relaxed and not too active, then they are most likely not going to be responsive if you try to teach them any new behavioral traits or tricks.
Overly Active Dogs
Some dogs are born with active temperaments. These dogs can be particularly hard to tame. Active dogs are more often seen as overly excited and easily distracted by anything in their surroundings. If you live in a small confined space and are looking to adopt a pet dog, then adopting an overly active dog with the intention of training them to be calmer may not be the wisest decision. Some dog owners can try and gradually train their overly active and excited dogs to grow slowly more relaxed but they would probably always have the active trait in them when the circumstances allow it
Certain breeds of dogs are commonly known for being aggressive. That is not always necessarily the case with certain breeds, however, if you are still on the fence about which type of dog to adopt, then you might need to think twice before considering an aggressive tempered dog. Dogs that are known for being aggressive are incredibly hard to train domestically for homes where there are kids or in calm neighborhoods where they are likely to interact with a lot of people on a regular basis. They can always be trained to not attack anyone or cause them severe harm, however, they would still likely have their aggressive temperament dominating in certain situations.
Handling Different Behavioral Problems
Once you understand your dog’s unique temperament, you can then begin to work with them on eliminating or avoiding some of their annoying behaviors. Training dogs with different temperaments can be hard, but it is not impossible. All it takes is some patience and persistence with the pet.
Digging And Eating Off The Ground
It is always irritating for owners to see their dog digging holes in the ground, especially if it is in their neatly designed gardens or yards, or eat stuff off the ground when they are out on walks. It is usually a behavior done by overly active dogs. You can try to tame those traits by offering the dog treats every now and then so they won’t eat off the floor. You can also make them a designated space where they can dig all they want so that they understand that this is the only place where it is okay to do so.
Biting Other Dogs Or Their Owners
This type of behavior is usually seen in dogs that are aggressive or too active as well. Eliminating the biting when your dog does it to you playfully can be done by stopping the playing to show your dog that you are not playing with them if they continue that behavior. If your dog is biting other dogs, then the problem may be that they are too scared around them so you should avoid placing them with other dominant pets.
Adopting a dog means welcoming a new member of the family in your house. That is why you should be sure that your lifestyle and the temperament of your dog matches so that you can all live comfortably under the same rooftop. Make sure you know what character your dog has so that you can better understand their behaviors and adjust them accordingly as you see correct. Remember that dogs may show their feelings differently than what you might expect; so always take a step back and analyze the cause of their behaviors to see if it is a temperament issue or a circumstantial problem.