Many pet owners may believe as long as they give their new puppies enough love, food, exercise and the right dog vaccinations, everything will work out. However, raising a happy and healthy dog takes more than just supplying it with the basic essentials - in fact, raising a dog is a lot of work.
According to VCA Animal Hospitals, despite owners' best efforts, many dogs will display undesired behavior toward their owners, though some actions can be prevented or stopped with the right techniques. The most important aspect of being a responsible pet owner starts with creating a predictable daily routine.
VCA reports giving a dog a predictable schedule helps it understand when it will have social interactions, when it will eat, get exercised and go outside to eliminate. Straying from this routine can cause a dog to become anxious or stressed. If the routine is disrupted frequently, a dog may start to lash out or rebel, opting to eliminate in the house, or chew on pillows, shoes or anything else it can get its paws on.
To curb undesired behaviors, owners will need to stick to set routines and if they are unable to do so, they may need to enlist the help of a dog walker or sitter to ensure the dogs get what they need, when they need it.