• For the most part, these problems include behaviors that are normal and common to most puppies, but they are not acceptable to the family
• The undesirable behaviors require some degree of modification by training and “shaping” to become acceptable; “shaping” is a behavioral technique that gradually directs the puppy to the desired behavior—the puppy is rewarded for a response that is similar to the desired behavior in a stepwise fashion, until the desired behavior is accomplished
• Training problems include destructive chewing, play biting, jumping on people, and getting on counters or furniture
Charles P. Beall, D.V.M.
Dr. Beall graduated from Oklahoma State School of Veterinary Medicine in June of 1979. He practiced in a mixed animal practice in Harrah, Oklahoma for 3 years. Read More…