Poodle Behavior Problems

Are Poodle Behavior Problems getting you stressed out these days?  Even with good training, some poodle can still have unwanted behaviors that are tough to eliminate completely.

Most of the problems I hear about people with poodles or other dogs complaining about are barking, knocking over the trash, aggressive behavior with other dogs, licking and chewing on your shoes and other good stuff.

Lucy still likes to chew the stuffing out of the sofa occasionally, but she’s much better than she used to be.  Otherwise we’ve eliminated almost all of the unwanted behaviors.  We are working  on getting her not to growl at other dogs while passing them while walking on a leash, which she still does once and a while.

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You can teach an old poodle new tricks with good training

Here are some good tips on how to go about working with difficult behavior modification using various methods and training techniques and commands.

 

Poodle Behavior Problems

 

What am I to do, you ask? Well, ideally, it’s what you should have done all along – from the beginning. But if you’re reading this you probably need this list.
Here’s the easy short list:
•    Exercise is critical. Constructively manage that energy and provide him with two good walks a day with you or other responsible family member plus toys that dispense kibble (his dry dog food) slowly so that he begins to earn part of each meal by working the toys.
•    Schedule regular dog obedience training exercises on leash in the house. Work on the basic commands to give him a sense of working for you rather than you following his lead. Get him really good at come, sit and down.
•    Put him on an earn-to-learn program to earn his food, toys and love and affection.
•    Make a list of all dog behavior problems you want to fix (like jumping) – and prioritize the list.
•    Make a list of what causes each problem (like a visitor.)
•    Then determine what you would prefer your dog to do (like a sit.)
•    Work on your program daily – on leash and set your goals but don’t push your dog. Enjoy the process!
To get the most from your dog, let him know what you expect of him with your rules.
Set boundaries about your personal space. If he learns to respect your personal space, he will eventually respect the personal space of other family members and your guests.
For your dog to get the most from you, he will figure out (sooner than later) what the results of living by your rules and boundaries will yield: long walks with you – his favorite person and that great dog behavior will get an occasional trip to the beach or park with you.
His best learned lesson is giving before receiving –knowing that he must give a simple sit before he receives anything.
Being consistent with any program takes time. That’s why you should enjoy the process. Take pride in each small step in the right direction.

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Start with one of the more undesirable Poodle Behavior Problems and work with one at a time using consistent reward based commands.  Do a little bit each day so neither you or your dog is overwhelmed.  A little training goes a long way, but be consistent with both your voice, hand signals and your routine.  Your poodle is very intelligent and has an inherent desire to please you.  Sometimes, behaviors get a little set in stone, so be patient as you try to work with your dog to gradually eliminate them and turn them around.

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  1. jody and dulce says:

    Dulce is so easy to train. She gets it when we speak to her and ask for her behavior to change. She is brilliant.

  2. admin says:

    Poodles are so smart, aren’t they? Good for you and for Dulce!
    Thanks for the comments!

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