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My dog is invasive, what to do?

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Posted on November 14 2018

The behavioral problems that some dogs have can be extremely difficult to manage, but not all of them are impossible to correct. The case of animals that are a little too invasive, for example, can be subject to effective readjustments. But for this, the master must know how to remain calm, firm and determined whatever happens to obtain satisfactory results.

When we are used to rubbing shoulders with dogs , we know that they love to be looked after, given attention and affection . Nevertheless, as is the case with some children, dogs may become excessively demanding in this regard. They seek by all means to be at the center of the concerns of their owners. In a word, these dogs become invasive.

This behavioral problem is determined, in part, by the character of the dog, but the education he received is also involved to a great extent. However, it is possible to correct this. Here are some tips that will help you get there if you face this problem.

Invading dog: signs that do not deceive

An invading dog is an animal that always tries to focus all the attention of his entourage on him, to make his master react . He has only one obsession: always be at his side and push him to take care of him permanently. The invading dog is both "glue pot" and capricious.

In everyday life, this translates, for example, into incessant barking occurring when the teacher speaks on the phone. If he is in another room, the dog may also bark and knock on the door to signify his desire to join him . He follows him everywhere and comes between him and his spouse when they sit side by side. He occupies the strategic places (the sofa, the bed ...) and leaves no respite to his owner.

In summary, the invasive dog must be at the center of all attention, and this, constantly.

Wait for him to calm down and reward him

To correct this bad behavior, it is first necessary to ensure the nature of the signal that is sent to the dog. If one addresses him systematically every time he barks to try to silence him, this can be perceived by the animal as a kind of encouragement . He ends up, in fact, to understand that he has the possibility of reacting his master at will . It is therefore a question of seeking to reverse the situation by ignoring it , then rewarding it when it acts as one wishes.

In practice, you do not do anything when you bark while talking on the phone. We turn our backs on him and we do not even look at him. When the conversation is over, we wait for him to calm down, then wait for a little while (react immediately afterwards is to encourage him to bark), then he is ordered to sit down or go to bed . As soon as he runs, he is given a reward.

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