The key to stopping destructive behavior is to identify the cause. Teething, separation anxiety, attention seeking behavior and boredom can each result in chewing or digging. Often a dog that is bored or lacks sufficient exercise will exhibit destructive behavior. Regardless of the cause, the first course of action with every dog is to offer plenty of play and exercise time and basic obedience training to create discipline and affection. Physical and mental exercise alone can work wonders for many destructive pets.

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Honestly Changed my Dog

“The training and tips you gave me honestly changed my dog and the relationship we have. Lukas is nearing his second birthday, and he is a completely different dog than the one I bought a year ago, and it is all thanks to you.” Read More

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Well Behaved Little Pal

“Johanna, thanks so much for all your encouragement and training. I was really getting to feel hopeless with his training until we met you. You have made it easy on both of us and especially enjoyable for Okie. I sure enjoy my nice, well behaved little pal now.” Read More

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