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Common behavioural issues in dogs and how to solve them

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Pet pawrenting sometimes comes with a unique set of challenges – such as a dog who can’t stop barking, a chronic digger, a compulsive chewer, or a territorial marker. Sometimes all of these problem behaviours manifest during separation anxiety, when your dog is bored or understimulated. If they aren’t addressed immediately, not only will you have complaining neighbours, but your dog’s wellbeing – and your bond with him – is bound to suffer.

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Pet Hero believes that dogs should live as healthily and happily as possible, which is why we’ve compiled these helpful guides to the possible reasons behind your dog’s behaviour. We want to suppawt you as you identify and face the challenges that come with your specific dog – whether he barks, digs, chews, marks or does anything compulsively that causes destruction to your property or himself.

Common behavioural issues in dogs and how to solve them
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