Covid-19 update: Our rehoming centres in England will be closed to the public until lockdown lifts in early December. We’re still rehoming and taking in dogs, with increased social distancing measures in place to keep our staff and adopters safe.
As every dog lover knows, each dog is a unique individual, with their own quirks, delights and challenges! Behaviours develop through a combination of multiple elements including breed, individual personality, medical issues and prior experiences. So understanding why an individual dog develops a problem behaviour can be like a detective mystery - identifying all the different elements which tell his or her story. In our rehoming centres we are committed to caring for and rehabilitating dogs which have behaviour problems. In Dogs Trust Dog School our mission is to work with owners to prevent problems developing in the first place!
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A behaviour problem is really any behaviour shown by a dog that people find a problem! And because people vary how much they tolerate different behaviours in their dogs, 'problems' can range from jumping up to serious aggression.