Common Problem Behaviors & How Wonder Dog Solves Them

Potty Problems

Potty training - see ebook

Eating or rolling-in poop - e-collar, 

Won’t go potty without owner being outside - put the dog outside and watch the dog through the window, or a camera and wait until the dog goes to the bathroom. If dog is scratching to get in, ignore the behavior or punish the behavior. 

Mouth Problems

Barking at neighbors - E-collar, bark collar, bonker

Barking at the dog next door - E-collar, bark collar

Barking in the crate - E-collar, bark collar, crate training, move the crate to a place where they can’t hear the barking

Howling - E-collar, bark collar

Whining - Leash correction, spray bottle, e-collar, bonker, place command, 

Nipping - The fish hook method, thumb on the tongue, bonker, spray bottle, condensed air, e-collar, leashed correction

Chewing - Keep the dog in the same room as you are, leash correction if caught, e-collar, 

Not eating its own food to wait on human food - Don’t feed the dog human feed, 

Growling (mild cases) - Spray bottle, e-collar, bonker, 

Social Problems

Jumping On People - Knee, bonker, spray bottle, leash w/ prong collar, e-collar, 

Pull on leash - Prong collar, loose leash walk, heel, crazy-man-walk, e-collar

Smelling crotches - Leash correction, e-collar, condensed air, spray bottle, use knee to back them up, place command

Separation anxiety - When leaving, don’t keep coming back or giving it attention from the window when it’s barking or whining

Submissive/Excited peeing - Ignore the dog when walking in to the room or taking it out of the crate or guests come over

Taking over the bed - No dogs allowed in bed, 

Jumping and trying to paw down the leash- When the dog jumps up and tries to put its paws over the leash, this is normally a sign of stress. What we want to do here is try to hold the leash over the dogs head. So when the dog jumps up to put his paws over the leash, we want to hold the leash way up high so he cant throw his paws over the leash.

Inside Problems

Get off furniture - spray bottle, leash, e-collar, push dog off couch, bonker, condensed air

Won’t get in the kennel - See crate training guide first, feed the leash through the kennel and then reward the dog for getting in, hide treats in the crate through out the day and then at night put a treat in there and close the door,

Door crashing - Dog on leash to teach door manners using a password to go outside, use your foot, only open the door enough to sneak out while looking at the door, spray bottle, place command, e-collar,

Learning boundaries - Use leash and stay command, plus tape (if needed) to draw a line, bonker, stomp foot, use foot to push them back, e-collar,

Counter-surfing, Stealing food from High Chair, Stealing food from couch, Stealing from other dog - Bonker, e-collar, place command, FaceTime someone else’s phone and then use collar from another room, bread soaked in hot sauce?

Begging - Place command, leash correction, spray bottle

Stairs (Won’t go up) - Put leash on dog (slip leash more than likely) and add some tension and bribe the dog with a treat and use your words to get the dog to go up the stairs. This will likely take more tension on the leash than anything else.

Stairs (Won’t go down) - Put the leash on the dog and have the dog go up a few of the stairs and call the dog down to you off the stairs. Then go up a few more stairs and call the dog down to you off the stairs. Repeat until the dog goes down the stairs reliably. 

“Drop It” - Put hands on toy and press on dogs nostrils and have the dog drop the toy

Grab under collar and lift up on collar until the dog lets go

“Leave it” - Put dog on bed and leave some kibbles out for the dog and tease the dog with the kibbles on the floor. Then tell the dog to leave it as the dog tries to get up off the bed. Put the dog on the leash and walk the dog past the kibbles on the floor. Say leave it while you are passing the kibbles and if the dog goes for the kibbles, give the dog a slight correction. 

Won’t let you put the leash on/collar on- This is normally an issue when the dog has learned that getting the leash put on is a game and the dog will run away from the handler. What we need to do is break the pattern of how things happen. Normally the Handler will take the leash out and walk up to the dog and it won’t let him put the leash on. What we should do is grab the dog and walk the dog to where the leash is hook the dog up while we have ahold of the dog.

Dog won’t go in crate and makes the handlers chase him- Normally this is common right before the handlers leave in the morning for work OR when going to bed at night. What we want to do is change the pattern of how we get the dog to go in the crate. Normally what happens is the people try to put the dog up as the last thing right before they leave. What we need to do is start calling the dog to us before we are ready to leave, grab the dog and then put the dog up. We are simply playing a game here with the dog and kind of trying to outsmart the dog in a sense.

Outside Problems 

Digging in the yard - Rocks in the spots the dog was digging, e-collar, put their feces in the hole

Won’t come in from back yard - hook the long leash on the inside of the door handle then let the dog go out on the leash then call the dog in and use force if needed, e-collar, bark collar, yard stake with metal cable so that they don’t have to chase the dog

Chasing Cats/Cars/Squirrels - E-collar, 

Rolling in Dirt, Poop or Dead Animals - Spray bottle, e-collar, bonker, 

Scratching at back door - E-collar
How to stay in car when car door opens - have the dog on the leash and barely open the door and tell the dog to stay while reaching in and grabbing onto the leash. Once you have the leash, open the door the rest of the way and make the dog wait. Use the password to let the dog get out of the car. 

How to ride well in the car - Start with dog riding in front of passenger in the passenger floor board then graduate to the front or back seat when the dog understands how to be calm in the car

Behavioral Training Videos


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