I know how frustrated you must feel, how to  deal with dog behavior problems can be overwhelming. When we have a picture in our minds on how we want our dogs to be, it's not the dog that pulls on the leash, has separation anxiety, barks at other dogs or even bites! 

Please know you are not alone! My guess is that more than 95% of dog owners find that their dog has at least one bad behavior they would like to correct.

Some of the most common dog behavior problems are discussed below. I hope you find some comfort in reading stories and suggestions in how to help you and your dog overcome these behavior struggles. And remember, stay calm and positive and  you will be surprised on how quickly you can help your dog find his way back to being your dream dog!

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My Dog Won’t Play with Toys
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How to Help Your Leash Reactive Dog
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Puppy Socialization Checklist
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How to Introduce Your Dog to Your Baby
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Can dogs talk to each other
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Surviving the puppy witching hour
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Help your reserved or shy dog become more confident
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Your reactive dog (socialize, training, chart)
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First 9 things to train your puppy to raise the perfect dog
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Why does my dog eat poop (& how to stop it)
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SpiritDog Training Review (Read before signing up – Is it worth it?)
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Potty training a rescue dog
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Dunbar Dog Training Academy Review
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Dog won’t pee or poop in rain? (Problem Solved!)
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Solve all your dog’s fears and anxiety about car rides
Road trip anyone? Let's talk dogs and cars. Why do some dogs love going for car rides, and other dogs[...]
The best dog ramp
A dog ramp is a great way to keep your dog from getting injured jumping in and out of your[...]
Dog walking etiquette [5 rules you must follow]
If you ever take your dog for a walk, then learning these 5 dog walking rules are critical. We know[...]
How to speak to dogs
Are you curious about how to talk to your dog? Have you ever found yourself talking with your dog, telling[...]