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Poodle behavior explained in easy terms

A Poodle is a wonderful dog for any type of personality. It will suit people who seek a calm dog, and it will suit people who seek a bouncy dog. The Poodle can and will be everything you will want it to be.

There are many ways that will indicate that your Poodle is not well adjusted to its environment. The most obvious is that it will bark incessantly when you have people visiting and you do not pay enough attention to it. These dogs suffer from separation anxiety and at the same time might feel threatened by the large crowd it finds around them. Some Poodles will act aggressive or go on a chewing rampage destroying everything that they can put their teeth on. These dogs too suffer from separation anxiety and the destructive behavior is to attract your attention towards them; particularly asking you not to leave them out of your sight.

Most of the Poodle problems you are encountering will be somewhere or other your own fault. The main causes for Poodle bad behavior will be fear of excessive disciplinary action, over pampering, leaving the dog alone for a long time alone, underfeeding or over feeding it, and so on.

Fear is one of the most important reasons why a Poodle might exhibit bad behavior. It is possible to eliminate these types of Poodle problems if you take the trouble to socialize the dog systematically both with people and other animals. A dog that is fearful can become skittish and even nip at extended hands.

Other signs that the dog is not happy are chewing excessively on anything it find at home, tearing clothes or frequently urinating about the house. Sometimes this happens when it is left alone for a long period of time, which means that it is suffering from separation anxiety.

From among the many Poodle problems, fear should be handled with great care. With the right type of handling you will be able to train the dog to behave properly within no time

There are dogs that have survived traumatic pasts and there are dogs that think they should be treated as royalty. Whichever way it is, you might consider positive reinforcement as the easiest and sure-fire way to bring your Poodle to behave exactly the way you will want.

If you are exposed to these types of Poodle problems, do not punish the dog. Use the crate to show your displeasure, but try to cut off the separation time. Train the dog carefully not to jump wildly when it sees you return as that implies that it suffers from separation anxiety. Also be firm and consistent about correcting bad behavior at all times. Any lapse and you will never be able to gain control over your pet.

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