The majority of 'problem' behaviours, which dogs may perform are in fact natural dog behaviours. However, when these become excessive or disruptive, they become a problem or a possible danger.
Common behavioural issues include:
Excessive barking- Dogs bark for many reasons, such as boredom, excitement, territorial defence, fear and loneliness.
Howling- Dogs generally howl for attention.
Recall problems- If your dog does not come back when called, it may be beneficial to use a long training lead whilst working to improve the dogs recall.
Jumping up- This behaviour is often unintentionally rewarded and encouraged by giving the dog attention when jumping up.
Dog on dog aggression- The signs of inter-dog aggression are growling, lip curling, lunging and biting. Aggression can be due to a number of reasons, such as fear and anxiety, territorial aggression, sexual agression or dominant agression.
Dog on human aggression- Dogs may be aggressive towards humans due to fear, territorial aggression, frustration or redirected aggression (ie if a person gets involved in a dog on dog fight).
Resource guarding- This is when a dog shows aggression intended to warn of either a person or another dog from a particular item or location, which they believe to be theirs.
Separation anxiety- This is displayed through chewing, barking, howling, urination, defecation and destruction, when the dog is separated from the owner.
Chewing- Chewing is natural for all dogs but can become a problem if the dog starts causing destruction. Excessive chewing could be due to boredom, teething or anxiety.