Aggression House soiling
Towards people, dogs or other animals (strangers or family members). Lacking, incomplete or extinct training. Illness/pain, aging/confusion.
Anxiety Howling
Nervous, fearful or high-strung and snappy. Uncomfortable with change or the unfamiliar. While the family is away or late at night for no apparent reason.
Astraphobia Hyperactivity
Intense fear of adverse weather conditions like thunder, lightning, or even wind and rain. Inability to settle; boisterousness, constantly on the go, jumping up in greeting.
Attention-seeking Jumping up
Nudging, barking, forcefully pushing others away to gain sole attention. Obsessive behaviours. On family or visitors, excessive excitement during greeting or play.
Bad manners Licking
In general or in specific situations or environments. Not listening/ignoring. Obsessive licking of paws, arms, in between digits. Excessive face licking. Licking cement/walls.
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. Tries to hide or crouch, sometimes snappy.
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, jumping up, can’t settle. To a family member; follows the person around, doesn’t like being alone, has to watch their every move.
Chewing Over-protectiveness
Garden fittings, furniture, kids’ toys etc. Of home area, family or objects/resources. Sometimes aggressive towards strangers.
Coprophagia (eating faeces) Phobia
From the lawn, cat-litter tray or during walks. An extreme fear of certain sounds, sights, locations or sensations.
Depression Pulling on the leash
As an emotional response to an event or lifestyle; unmotivated, disinterested, lethargic. A lack of training, stressed during walks, not socialised.
Destructiveness Pushing other pets out the way/competition
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 on the lawn. Growling and over-protectiveness of objects, chews, toys or food.
Disobedience Running away
Difficulty in training without professional help, unresponsive, ignores you. Runs out of the gate at every opportunity, unresponsive to being called back.
Dominance Senility
Towards other dogs or the owner. Growling, challenging body language, humping. In the aging dog; failing senses, confusion. Peculiar or unusual 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. Over-excited greeting; jumping, vocal and even urinating. Destructiveness –  digging or chewing.
Fearfulness Submissiveness
Stressed around new people, animals or places, shaking, cowering or snappy. Overly-sensitive. Rolls over immediately when interacted with or urinates when touched. Fearful or nervous demeanor.
Fighting Territorialism (excessive)
With the other dogs at home, dogs at the park or reactive during walks. Over-protective of the home area or family members. Runs up and down the fence. Barks at the gate.
Food guarding Unresponsive
Growling or aggressive behaviour when approached while eating or busy with a chew. To being given a command or being called over, doesn’t listen. In pain. Illness.