Do you ignore bad behavior in hopes it will go away
Day 10 of How to Ruin Your Dog.
Do you ignore bad behavior in hopes it will just go away?
Whenever you have a dog who growls, barks, snarls, or tries to lunge through a fence at another person or animal and you ignore it, you are creating a monster. Not correcting the unwanted or bad behavior will teach the dog that this behavior is 100% acceptable. It will only get worse over time and not better. Allowing your dog to continue with this bad behavior could result in someone or another animal getting bit. When a dog misbehaves in this manner, immediately correct his actions in a calm but stern voice, or a calm but stern motion. Overtime this will teach him that these are unacceptable behaviors and you will not allow it. He will know you are boss.