Behavior and Temperament of Dogs

For a dog owner its very important that he or she understands his little dog. Make sure that you have all the information about your dog breed before getting one. And be sure that your dog is what you expected it to be.

If a dog is already a member of your family and you find that his other behavior is out of control or you don”t know what is normal and what is abnormal, you have to find out your issue is due to your training or other problem.

if you have children and you are bringing a dog to your home, you will want to know what to expect such as behavior and how this dog will interact with you.

Dog behavior

Just like us each dog has its own personality, even if for the smallest breed in the world, a dog can be so aggressive.

Normally a dog is very loyal to just one certain person, even if the family has multiple members, the dog will be loyal to that person who has time and energy to take care of him.

However, if all members of the family are involved with feeding, command training, playing, daily walks, and grooming, the little dog will be attached to all of them.

Some dogs are known that they get along very well with other animals such as cats and dogs. If you have multiple pets in your house, don’t worry because these little creatures will love each other, they will be as a pack, traveling together, staying close and shadowing each other. A little dog gets also along with a big dog breed. However, this must be tested before committing to having both a toy and a big dog in the same house. If they are aggressive toward each other or toward other dogs, training can help resolve this issue.

If you thank that your little dog can’t protect you because of her size, then you are wrong. because small dogs like a chihuahua have the canine instinct to protect and guard its parents.

You must keep in mind that dogs don’t show any fear toward anything if they are in “mode protection”, even if your dog is quiet, you have to expect this. A dog is 100% loyal to his family.

Dogs fit any place, they can adapt quite well to just any situation. The dog can be happy in both a large house or a small one.

However, your friend should be an inside dog.noise and severe yelling can scare a dog. The owner must keep silence in the house and everyone in the family must be aware that there is such a small animal walking around.

Dogs enjoy walks and playing outside the house but they must never be considered an outside dog. as a dog owner, you should be ready to be able to keep your dog living in the house as part of the family, because your dog will not last very long if he or she is tied up in the cold or hot weather.

Some of Dog’s behaviors

Aggression

There some dogs that will show extreme aggression, like biting people, this behavior is not acceptable because it can put a kid at a big risk. To avoid this behavior you should follow strict training.

Some owners think that their dog is out of control, However, most of the issues can be fixed with training.

clingy behavior

Some dogs love to stay close to their human friend, but some of them take this a bit too far and become very clingy.

Shy dog

What most owners don’t know is that there is a big difference between a shy dog and a fearful dog. As a first step, the owner must determine this.

Rolling around on the Grass

Dog love warm rays of sunlight and grass, so it is totally normal for a Dog roll around on the grass.

However, if your little dog does this quite often, you must first examine your dog for any sign of health issues, such as food allergies, or issue with carpet cleaning, flea, skin infections. All these health issues can cause your dog to feel very itchy.

Also, you will want to check your dog’s skin. Look for

* Redness
* Swelling
* Sores
* Bumps
If you find any signs, you must visit the veterinarian to perform tests to help find the culprit.

Begging

Try to find the best plan concerning what you will feed your dog for meals and also snacks.

Sleeping behavior

The average for a dog is 12 to 14 hours per day.however, we can”t consider sleeping for 18 hours including naps abnormal behavior. You have to know that there two types of sleeping.lighter sleep called also slow-wave and deeper sleep known as Rapid eye movement.

Keep in mind that dog just like us need REM deep sleep to rest the body and begin fresh once again. The only difference is that dogs wake much more often than we do, this is why they need more hours to sleep than we do.

Mood swings

changes in the home environment can affect the mood of your little dog. If you notice that your little dog is showing drastic mood swings or is acting out of character, this means that your dog suffers from a health issue or some factors related to the environment in the household.

A lot of issues at the same time

little dog syndrome means a dog that is having more than the behavioral issues at a time.

Tips for helping a dog behave

Some people have a lot of wrong ideas about dog behaviors, they think that they are snappy and bark a lot. Based on our experience dogs can be extremely calm and friendly, it totally depends on how the puppy is raised.

A lot of factors will shape your dog’s behavior such as the environment that you offer, how negative behaviors are handled, the way in which all family members interact with the dog..etc

it is normal for a dog to bark if he is feeling threatened, or while trying to eat his meal…

Scolding doesn’t fit this breed, so the owner must reinforce acceptable behavior via praise, treats, and pats.

Because of their size, some dogs may face some trouble with their environment, so they need to be taught how to handle the world around them. Other people, children, dogs, events and situations, they need gradual socialization to these things to gain self-confidence.

with the following guidance, and consistently taught lessons, the dog can learn how to behave as a loving canine family member.

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