Dog owners are sometimes faced with a behavior problem and do not know how you can cope with it. In my book, “The Amazing Dog Training Man,” I got here up with an acronym that anyone can use as a tool to know and cope with any behavior problem.
Here is how you should use The M.U.T.T. Method to cope with any behavior problem.
M – Manage. Step one in coping with any behavior problem is to properly manage the behavior. Management of behavior won’t fix the issue, it should just help contain the issue. For example, house training won’t be fixed by utilizing a crate but it should definitely help manage the behavior. A muzzle may help manage a dog that’s being aggressive towards other dogs. So step one is to take into consideration managing the behavior.
U – Underlying. Every behavior problem has an underlying reason. It is advisable to work out what the underlying reason is. Say your dog has a digging problem. Why is the dog digging? Is it frustration, boredom, breed specific, etc. For example you’re having a house training problem. Is your dog stressed for some reason, is there a health problem, and so forth. When you work out the underlying problem you’ll be able to move on to the following a part of the M.U.T.T. Method…
T – Train. Now that now we have the behavior managed and now we have discovered the underlying problem, we will begin to train the dog. Let’s return to the digging for a moment. If the dog is digging due to frustration we will remove the frustration and provides the dog another activities. If the dog is digging since it’s breed specific (terriers live to dog) then we will teach the dog to dig in a delegated area and so forth.
T – Time. Once now we have began to train a brand new behavior we should be patient and provides it a while. The behavior experts say that it takes no less than 21 days to learn a brand new behavior. In order your going through the method be patient and persist with the plan.
Behavior problems will be difficult do cope with sometimes. While you understand why the behavior is occurring and what you’ll be able to do about it, the issue is way easier to cope with.