If you own a Dalmatian puppy, then you must already know that they are a lot like children. They are curious, playful and often get into trouble. Their strong sense of smell and the desire to bite on anything new leads them to do things that we owners strongly disapprove of.
Here is a quick list of common Dalmatian disobedience problems. Remember that all dog breeds have their own share of disobedience problems and these are by no extent exclusive to Dalmatians only.
Beginning and whining
If your Dalmatian ever caught you in the middle of dinner or with some food in your hand, you probably know that I’m talking about. Begging and whining can be quit annoying, but it shouldn’t be ignored all the time. Sometimes your Dalmatian could be begging to go outside because he really wants to go, but other times he might just want a treat.
This messy problem should be one of the first obedience issues that you fix. Your dog needs to learn where it’s okay for him to go potty, which is outside. Remember to always thoroughly clean up any mess. If the Dalmatian senses he has gone potty in a certain spot before, he is more likely to go potty there again.
This is one of the disobedience problems that is too expensive to ignore. Dogs have sharp teeth and can chew through quite a lot, in very little time. Replacing the chewed up things can be expensive, especially if your Dalmatian gets his hands on expensive electronics.
What kind of a dog would it be if it didn’t bark? Well some owners would say “A good one”. It’s natural for dogs to bark so don’t expect to “cure” it. Barking should not be cured, but controlled. Let your Dalmatian get out a few barks every now and then, but only when appropriate.
Dominant behavior doesn’t happen overnight. It takes time to form, so look out for any early warning signs and quickly get on this obedience problem before it gets out of control. Remember that Dalmatians are always looking for a strong and confident “alpha dog”. If they think you are not fit for the role, then they will try to take that role on for themselves.