Doggy Behavior Fix – My Dog Barks When Home Alone (part 5 of 7)

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QUESTION: “How can I prevent my dog from barking when he is home alone?”
ANSWER: Usually is impossible to influence behavior if you are not there to “coach” the dog. That said, the first step is to identify all the triggers for the barking. At what exactly does the dog bark? When does it happen? Where is the dog when it is barking? If you are not there to hear it, how do you know the dog is barking? For how long does the dog bark?
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Doggy Behavior Fix – Getting My Two Dogs to Get Along (part 4 of 7)

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QUESTION: “I have a 12 year old golden retriever and now have a 1 year old golden retriever, both females. The younger golden has started dominating the older dog, brushing her out of the way and exhibiting basic dominant behavior. She also will jump on the older dog who is getting old and frail. I am afraid she is hurting the older dog and is stressing her out. How do I stop this?”
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Doggy Behavior Fix – Jumping Wheatens (part 2 of 7)

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QUESTION: “How can I stop my Wheaten Terriers from jumping on people when company comes?”

ANSWER: “There are 2 basic options for dealing with any behavior problem:

TRAINING/BEHAVIORAL MODIFICATION: This changes the dog’s behavior if done correctly.
MANAGEMENT: This changes the environment or situation to reduce or completely prevent the behavior from occurring.
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