Behaviours

Aggression House soiling
Towards humans, dogs or other animals (strangers or family members). Lacking, incomplete or traing or training that has become extinct. Illness, aging, confusion.
Anxiety Howling
Nervousness and high-strung. Fearful or even snappy. Uncomfortable with change. While the owners are away or late at night.
Astraphobia Hyperactivity
An intense fear of adverse weather conditions like thunder, lightning, wind and rain. The inability to settle; boisterousness, jumping up, constantly on the go.
Attention-seeking Jumping up
Nudging, licking, forcefully pushing others away to gain sole attention. Obsessive. On owners or visitors; excessive excitement during greeting or play.
Bad manners Licking
In general or in specific situations/environments. Don’t listen. Obsessive licking of areas such as paws, arms, in between digits and the flank.
Barking Lunging
Excessively or for no apparent reason. At cars, joggers, cyclists or other dogs while being walked.
Begging Nervousness
For food around the dinner table, or for attention. Distrusting and anxious around strangers, sometimes snappy, tries to hide.
Biting Nipping
People or other animals; strangers, visitors or family members. Biting at ankles or legs of visitors, domestic staff or family.
Boisterousness Over-attachment
Endless energy, always around your feet, jumping up, demanding, cant’ settle. To a family member; follows the person around, doesn’t like being alone.
Chewing Over-protectiveness
Valuables, garden fittings, furniture, kids’ toys etc. Of home area, family or objects. Sometimes aggressive towards strangers.
Coprophagia (eating faeces) Phobia
From the lawn, cat-litter tray, during walks. An extreme fear of certain sounds, sights, locations or sensations.
Depression Pulling on the leash
As an emotional state to an event or lifestyle; unmotivated, disinterested, lethargic. A lack of training, stressed during walks, not socialised.
Destructiveness Pushing past other dogs
Digging, chewing, destroying valuable items, pulling washing from the line. To get sole attention from the family or from visitors.
Digging Recourse guarding
Holes in the garden; along the wall, at the gate, in flower-beds or random areas. Growling and over-protectiveness of objects, chews, toys or food.
Disobedience Running away
Doesn’t listen, difficulty in training, unresponsive. Runs out of the gate at every opportunity, unresponsive to being called back.
Dominance Senility
Shown towards the owner or others, growling, staring, standing over, humping. In the aging dog; failing senses, confusion, peculiar behaviour.
Escaping Separation-anxiety
Running out, getting through small spaces, jumping over/digging under walls. Will do anything not to be alone, keeps owner in sight, usually over-excited greeting.
Fearfulness Submissiveness
Stressed around new people, animals or places, shaking, cowering or snappy. Overly-sensitive. Rolls over immediately when interacted with, urinates when touched.
Fighting Territorialism (excessive)
With the other dogs in their pack, dogs at the park or reactive during walks. Over-protective of the home area or family members. Barks at the gate.
Food guarding Unresponsive
Growling or aggressive behaviour when approached while eating. To being given a command or being called over, doesn’t listen.
House soiling
Lacking training, marking, senior dogs, environmental stress.