Chubs is an adorable, sweet puppy that has a big personality. Sublime will be working with Chubs on basic commands such as sit, stay, come, heel and down as well as basic manners such as no biting, jumping, and pulling on leash.
One of the major issues Sublime will be working on is excessive barking. This is a major issue for many dog owners. It often starts when the dog is young and is unintentionally reinforced by the people in the dog’s life. For example, if a dog begins to bark to go outside, people are happy that the dog has let them know he needs to go out. This can lead to excessive barking if the dog realizes that he gets what he wants anytime he barks. Some dogs bark for attention, food and boredom. As long as a dog’s needs are met, it is important to be non-responsive to excessive barking early on so that the dog does not become conditioned to bark for things. If the barking is so out of control that it makes you crazy, redirect the dog to a different task.
Dog owners can go into basic obedience having the dog work a little. Go into sit, stay, come, down and heel to name a few. Basic obedience makes a dog think and causes them to become tired. If dog owners do this consistently the barking will become less and less. They do make collars that can assist with barking problems although it is important to implement a dog training program while using these so that the dog is getting his needs met. Finally, exercise the dog. If the dog is getting enough exercise the barking will cease. Many times dogs bark simply because they are bored. If pets owners don’t have the time to exercise their dogs, then hire a dog walker. Exercise is essential in raising a happy, healthy dog.