Many people do not realize just how important training their dog is, and while it is not as important to train your 4 pound Yorkshire Terrier as it is to train your 200-pound Great Dane, you should still have a well-mannered dog, who is obedient. If you do not train the dog then you are subject to discipline as well as behavior problems that will undoubtedly rear their head at the worst time and when you are unable to adequately handle the situation. Many of the poor animals that are in shelters were given up due to behavior problems, behavior problems which could have been either solved or avoided with proper training.
Dog behavior and training:A dog that is well trained and well taken care of should not have any behavior problems because they use and assimilate our ways of doing things and they adapt to behave consequently. However, it is also true that dogs assimilate our problems, adversities, and sadness to the point where they sometimes live as stressed as their owners. There are many cases in which a domestic animal has had psychological problems because of the type of relationship it had with its owner and it then caused the animal to have behavioral problems. Some of the most common problems that have been observed in
Domestic animals are stress, phobias, fear, and aggressiveness, causing there to be a rupture in the animal’s psychological equilibrium. Animals cannot tell us what they feel so it is our job to observe their behavior very attentively every day in order to determine what it is that is causing the behavior problem. It is possible for dogs to be perturbed in well-defined cases where no physical problems or pathological problems are evident, meaning that it could be a psychosomatic problem that must be taken seriously.
The best way to treat dogs with psychosomatic problems, besides taking them to the veterinarian, is to give them lots of love. These dogs need a lot of affection, care, distractions, and walks in order to feel safe and protected. These dogs need their owner to treat them gently, talk to them softly, make them feel wanted and understood so that the owner is them able to find and relieve the dogs problem. Unfortunately, in many cases we the own owners are directly responsible or not able capable of understanding the symptoms that started the emotional problem. Dogs that are continually submitted to a lot of stress, screaming, locked up in small spaces, always tied up on a leash, and that do not get enough or any physical or mental exercise, can actually change their conduct and way of behaving by becoming extremely depressed or even aggressive.