Puppies are so much fun and playing with puppies is the absolute best part of puppies.  We want them to be excited, jump on us, give us kisses, run around and hide from us, tug on our old socks, and so much more.

These activities are really fun when they are small and cute. Then they start chewing on our expensive shoes that we left on the carpet or barking and jumping on everyone coming in the house.  Now the fun starts to disappear. It becomes really annoying when they start to get big and the jumping and nipping start to hurt us and scare our guests.

We often ignore these bad behaviors for longer than we should because we still remember all the fun times we had when we engaged in these “bad behaviors” with our puppies.  We even inexplicably hope that our puppies (now dogs) will find some way to still have these “bad behaviors”, but in a good way.

The bottom line is that when our puppy is acting bad towards us, it is the same thing as a spoiled kid having a tantrum in the middle of a public restaurant.  It is bad.

We need to understand how we went from that cute puppy that first came into our home to  this spoiled brat that is barking at us and nipping at our hands.  It didn’t happen over night and we are the ones that need to take most of the blame.

Robin and I have a great article that will explain what really happened and help you get that great puppy back.  Please check out our training blog titled “How Do I Deal with My Puppy’s Bad Behavior”.

Correct your Puppy's Bad Behavior