When your dog is barking night after night, robbing you of precious sleep, you realize there is a problem. You become upset with the dog, yell at him or her, but nothing seems to work. This is not only unsettling you to and your family, but it can also become problematic for your neighbors, resulting in noise complaints. What you might want to realize is that there are a number of reasons why your dog is barking in the first place and addressing these concerns should be your first priority.
Instead of using a pinch collar many dog owners are trying the head halter as a way of controlling their larger breed dogs. The head halter is a device that was adapted from a similar device used to lead horses. The halter fits around the muscle of your dog and works with the assumption that where your dog's head goes the rest of his body will follow.
Puppies are going to naturally go through a developmental phase that includes chewing almost everything in sight. They do this to help with the pain of their teeth cutting through their gums. This is very similar to what infant babies go through. Usually puppies will stop this chewing behavior at about nine months old when all of their teeth have come through. If your dog has reached one year of age and is still chewing everything in sight, it may be a sign that you need to look at the behavior further.