Behavior Problems in Dogs
Aggression - Describes different types, and whether or not
they are appropriate.
Behavior - Understanding and working with the problem.
Behavior List - An email discussion group with trainers and
dog owners addressing behavior modification.
- Behavior Help -
A humane society provides articles on understanding and dealing
with a number of common problems such as chewing, barking and
Behavior Problems and Solutions - Explains the alpha concept,
or 'speaking wolf', and how an understanding of this can help with
many issues such as barking, digging and jumping up.
Behaviour Advice - Free articles offer descriptions and
suggestions on issues such as hyperactivity, aggression and
- Canine Aggression -
Education, support and resources for pet owners.
- Explains faeces-eating and suggests ways of stopping it.
Dealing with Separation Anxiety - Causes of this problem and
methods to alleviate it.
Behavior - A Humane Society provides free articles on a range
of issues from puppy problems to understanding body language.
Behaviour.com - A professional trainer in the UK provides free
articles on establishing good habits and dealing with bad ones.
Dominance - Analysis of the role of this issue in packs and
families, together with excerises for controlling it.
Excessive Licking - Also known as Acral Lick Dermatitis or
Lick Granuloma. Contributing factors are explained and solutions
- Fear of
Loud Noises - Suggestions for reducing the distress caused by
thunder and fireworks.
Fearful Dogs - A series of exercises to control this problem.
Herbal Remedies for Behavior Problems - An article from the
International Veterinary Information Service discusses the
evidence for using herbs, flower essences and homeopathic
Hyperactivity - A series of exercises to control this problem.
Separation Anxiety - This email discussion group serves as a
support group as well as a source of information.
Myths and Realities - Explores common misconceptions about the
way dogs view their environment, and why they behave as they do.
Nasty Habits - Discusses methods of dealing with digging,
jumping up, howling, scratching doors, stealing or begging for
food, chewing and other misbehaviours.
Non-food Ingestion - Known as pica, this can cause serious
health problems. The causes and solutions are explained.
- Pet Behavior
Articles at APBC - Members of the Association of Pet Behavior
Counsellors in the UK write about problem pets.
Possessiveness - Explains how to teach that sharing is OK.
Problem Barking - Causes and solutions are suggested.
Problem Dogs - Explains why barking, fouling and aggression
make some animals a problem for city authorities, then suggests
Relocation Anxiety - Suggestions are given for reducing the
ill-effects of a family move, or when a dog is re-homed for any
Rescue Dog Behavior Problems - These animals may have
particular areas of difficulty.
San Francisco SPCA Library - Free pdf articles to download
cover many common issues.
Separation Anxiety - This article includes a short video ( 2.7
Mb ) showing the typical stages and suggesting solutions.
Separation Anxiety - Article explaining avoidance and
Dogs: FAQ - Owners share their experiences and suggestions for
dealing with the problem.
Stool Eating - A series of exercises to control this activity.
Submissive Urination - An explanation of why this is unrelated
to housebreaking is accompanied by suggestions for dealing with
Submissive Urination - The causes are explained and an
interactive solution suggested.
Tail Chasing - Explains why this is not always a playful
activity, and how to stop it causing injury.
Thunderphobia - How to recognise and deal with this common
Training the Dominant Dog - Practical advice on appropriate
Sickness - An explanation is given and a simple solution
Understanding Animals - Free articles cover a number of issues
and a forum is available for related discussion.
CDC: Dog-Bite-Related Fatalities, United States, 1995-1996 -
US statistics for 1995-1996, including suggestions for prevention.
CHIRPP: Injuries Associated with Dog Bites and Dog Attacks -
Canadian statistics for 1996, with breakdowns by age and sex of
victim, time of day, day of the week, season, location,
relationship of victim to dog, and circumstances contributing to
- Doggone Safe - Dog bite
prevention organization. Includes articles and support group for
bite victims. [English/French]
Stay Bite Free - Dog bite prevention tips including
bite-proofing yourself and your dog, facts, and safety tips for
- Kenneth Phillips -
Los Angeles attorney providing information about dog bite
incidents, laws, and injury prevention for victims, parents, and
Which Dogs Bite? - A case-control study comparing biting and
non-biting dogs in Denver. Biting dogs were more likely to be
male, unneutered, and chained.
VetCentric: Debunking The Myth That Your Dog is "Scary" -
An article by Tracy Vogel on how owners of breeds deemed dangerous
can help make the dogs more