It is not a shocker that most dogs have phases wherein they encounter some common dog behavior problems. Dog behavior problems can stem from different reasons, and one of which is merely because of boredom and of seeking for attention.
Good news is, common dog behavior problems do not necessarily mean the end of the world, for there is hope that these unwanted behaviors can be prevented and corrected.
The first step to putting a stop to excessive and inappropriate barking is determining why your dog is barking. Without doubt, your dog is barking for a reason - may it be because of hunger and he wants food, or merely because he wants to get your attention for cuddles. When and where does this excessive barking usually occur? What or who do you think triggers it? As you answer these questions, it is now fairly easier to appropriately address the excessive barking.
The best way to prevent and deal with destructive chewing is to “dog-proof” your space. This means that valuable objects must be kept away, such that the dog has no access to these things. Keep clothing and shoes in enclosed spaces or closets. In this way, you are helping your dog do away with destructive chewing, by keeping him away from “temptations.” The next step is to provide your dog with appropriate toys and chewing materials. Because chewing is also good for the dog, such that it strengthens their jaws and cleans their teeth, it is very important that they have something clean and safe to chew on.
The ultimate goal is to teach your dog to be very gentle when playful mouthing and STOP aggressively biting people. As early as possible, teach your dog to be gentle when using his mouth. In this case, it is best to seek the help of a professional, to ensure utmost safety and avoid accidents. When you have successfully taught your dog this, teach him that teeth do not belong on human skin - to avoid mouthing people - by distracting him or providing him other activities and things to get busy with.
To address this dog behavior problem, it is important to first identify the cause of the digging. If the dog digs because of boredom or in order to expend his high energy, you should provide your dog a lot of various fun and interesting activities he can spend his time and energy on. When your dog’s digging problem seem to stem from seeking comfort and protection, try to bring him inside more often and make sure that the outdoors is a safe and comfortable environment for your dog. Another thing to consider is that, like kids’ nature to want to play with sand, dogs also naturally love digging as a hobby. To not destruct your garden or your backyard, it would be nice to provide your dog his own digging box.