Behavioral Problems of Dogs

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When behavior of dogs is undesirable, there are three levels of consideration: 1) Behaviors within the normal range for the species, age, and breed. In these cases, the owners need guidance on how to effectively manage the behaviors. 2) Behaviors more difficult or challenging, because they might fall within or just beyond the range of what is considered normal but are particularly intense or difficult to manage.

Landsberg, G.M. and Denenberg, S. (2022). Behavioral Problems of Dogs. Merck Veterinary Manual. Retrieved June 24, 2023 from

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Topic(s): Behavior, Problem Abnormal Behavior, Recognition, Shelter and Rescue