Towards people, dogs or other animals (strangers or family members).
Nervous, fearful or high-strung and snappy. Uncomfortable with change or the unfamiliar.
Intense fear of adverse weather conditions like thunder, lightning, or even wind and rain.
Nudging, barking, forcefully pushing others away to gain sole attention. Obsessive behaviours.
In general or in specific situations or environments. Not listening/ignoring.
Excessively or for no apparent reason.
For food around the dinner table, or for attention.
People or other animals; strangers, visitors or family members.
Endless energy, jumping up, can’t settle.
Garden fittings, furniture, kids’ toys etc.
Coprophagia (eating faeces)
From the lawn, cat-litter tray or during walks.
As an emotional response to an event or lifestyle; unmotivated, disinterested, lethargic.
Digging, chewing, destroying valuable items, pulling washing from the line.
Holes in the garden; along the wall, at the gate, in flower-beds or random areas on the lawn.
Difficulty in training without professional help, unresponsive, ignores you.
Towards other dogs or the owner. Growling, challenging body language, humping.
Running out, getting through small spaces, jumping over/digging under walls.
Stressed around new people, animals or places, shaking, cowering or snappy.
With the other dogs at home, dogs at the park or reactive during walks.
Growling or aggressive behaviour when approached while eating or busy with a chew.
Lacking, incomplete or extinct training. Illness/pain, aging/confusion.
While the family is away or late at night for no apparent reason.
Inability to settle; boisterousness, constantly on the go, jumping up in greeting.
On family or visitors, excessive excitement during greeting or play.
Obsessive licking of paws, arms, in between digits. Excessive face licking. Licking cement/walls.
At cars, joggers, cyclists or other dogs while being walked.
Distrusting and anxious around strangers. Tries to hide or crouch, sometimes snappy.
Biting at ankles or legs of visitors, domestic staff or family.
To a family member; follows the person around, doesn’t like being alone, has to watch their every move.
Of home area, family or objects/resources. Sometimes aggressive towards strangers
An extreme fear of certain sounds, sights, locations or sensations.
Pulling on the leash
A lack of training, stressed during walks, not socialised.
Pushing other pets out the way
To get sole attention from the family or from visitors.
Growling and over-protectiveness of objects, chews, toys or food.
Runs out of the gate at every opportunity, unresponsive to being called back.
Will do anything not to be alone, keeps owner in sight. Over-excited greeting; jumping, vocal and even urinating. Destructiveness – digging or chewing.
In the aging dog; failing senses, confusion. Peculiar or unusual behaviour.
Overly-sensitive. Rolls over immediately when interacted with or urinates when touched. Fearful or nervous demeanour.
To being given a command or being called over, doesn’t listen. In pain. Illness.
Over-protective of the home area or family members. Runs up and down the fence. Barks at the gate.