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If you're looking for help treating your dog’s behavior issue, or just curious about why your dog does what he does, you've come to the right place. Find out more here about common dog behavior issues to help you and your pup address some of our canine friends' behaviors and habits.


Aggression stands out as the prevalent and consequential behavioral issue among dogs. The various forms of aggression necessitate distinct approaches to treatment.


Dogs utilize different types of barking to fulfill specific purposes, and when they receive consistent rewards for barking, they learn to employ it as a beneficial tool to attain their desires.

Destructive Chewing

Chewing is a natural behavior for puppies and dogs as they navigate their surroundings. It serves multiple purposes for dogs. In young dogs, it provides relief from teething discomfort. In older dogs, it helps maintain strong jaws and dental hygiene. Additionally, chewing acts as a remedy for boredom and can alleviate mild anxiety or frustration.

Food Guarding

Resource guarding can manifest anywhere on a spectrum from harmless to aggressive. Acquire knowledge on methods to prevent and address this behavior in dogs.


Similar to barking, dogs engage in howling for various reasons. Familiarize yourself with appropriate actions to take if your dog exhibits excessive howling behavior.

Mounting and Masturbation

While mounting, humping, and masturbation are considered normal behaviors in dogs, there are measures you can implement to reduce or control these actions.

Mouthing, Nipping and Biting in Puppies

Puppies naturally explore their surroundings through mouthing, but it is crucial to train them to refrain from engaging in excessive mouthy behavior.

Mouthing, Nipping and Play Biting in Adult Dogs

Adult dogs have the potential to unintentionally cause harm with their mouths. However, it is possible to train them to exhibit gentleness instead.

Separation Anxiety

Numerous dogs exhibit destructive or disruptive behaviors when left alone. Discover valuable tips to effectively manage separation anxiety in dogs.


Whining in dogs can stem from various causes. Before seeking treatment, it is important to identify the specific triggers associated with the behavior.

*Thank you to ASPCA for these helpful resources on common dog behaviors.

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