As dog owners, there is just about nothing our beloved companions can do that will make us stop loving them including disobedience. If anything, their quirkiness and at times way too playful behavior can be endearing.
Still, you have to admit that dealing with a disobedient dog is frustrating. When they start causing a mess or just barking continuously, your patience can end up being pushed to the limit.
But why exactly do dogs misbehave and ignore our orders?
As it turns out, there are some valid explanations for why dogs tend to be disobedient every now and then. Let’s learn more about them below.
Too Much Energy
A rambunctious dog is a handful and it may sometimes seem as though there’s nothing you can do to stop disobedience. Part of the reason for why that is happening could simply be because they have too much energy to burn.
Walking your dog is a good idea not just because it’s going to keep your living room clean. It will also help by expending a good chunk of your furry friend’s energy supply.
If all your dog gets is a couple of minutes outside, he/she will likely end up feeling restless and cooped up when the two of you return home and that’s a recipe for all sorts of hijinks.
Not Sufficiently Trained
Training is a must even if you’re not planning to join any dog shows or competitions anytime in the near future. Dog training is necessary not just because you want your pet to learn a few neat tricks, but also because it can prevent them from getting into trouble while also saving you from some headaches.
As noted by Preventive Vet, it’s important to clarify what action you want your dog to perform whenever you issue a command. Offering some motivation can also make your dog more obedient.
Going Through a Rebellious Phase
If you thought going through a rebellious phase is exclusive to humans, the American Kennel Club wants you to know that dogs experience that as well. To be more specific, dogs tend to experience that rebellious phase when they are around 5 to 18 months old.
You may notice your dog’s disobedience during that time, but as long as you stick to your commands and exercise a bit more patience, you will be able to make it through this somewhat annoying stretch.
Dogs are super lovable, but in all honesty, there are still times when they can be frustrating to be around. Just know that there are good explanations for their disobedient tendencies and you can also do something about them as well.
Working with dogs is our specialty at TAILored Pet Services and we promise to care dearly for your pet no matter how disobedient he/she can be every now and then. Find out more about how we can help by calling us at 425-923-7791 or by reading articles on our website.