5 Steps to a Better Behaved Pet
Want to live a healthier life? Get a dog.
Studies show that pet ownership helps reduce stress, lower blood pressure, and ward off loneliness and depression.
Although nothing can beat a dog's love and companionship, there are some unpleasant behaviors you won't - from barking all night to wetting the floor to chewing your shoes when you're not looking.
If your dog is exhibiting this type of behavior, he may be acting out due to boredom, pent-up aggressiveness, or a lack of training. With proper lifestyle modifications and diligent training, you will be on your way to having a happy, well-behaved pet. The following tips will help your furry friend become more obedient:
* Spaying or neutering. The Humane Society of the United States says this common procedure can help your dog live longer, be healthier, and have fewer behavioral problems.
* Help your pet relax. Dogs can get anxious, restless, and stressed just like people can. That's why some vets suggest giving your dog a soothing product, such as Pluto's Pet Calming Spray, to help relieve hyperactivity.
Made with natural ingredients, Pet Calming Spray works quickly to relieve restlessness, fear, nervousness, and aggression and helps ant-infested pets sleep through the night, according to the manufacturer.
* Have a workout routine. Provide your canine companion with regularly scheduled walks twice a day. This will help your dog avoid boredom that can lead to destructive behavior.
* Go to school. According to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, enrolling your dog in an obedience class will teach you how to control your dog's behavior safely and humanely.
* be patient. Although teaching your furry friend to be more obedient may require determination on your part, it will be worth it. After all, as man's best friend, your dog will appreciate bonding with you through the process.