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How To Encourage Better Dog Behaviour

Whether your dog is a puppy or an adult, it might still be a nuisance from time to time. When a dog feels energetic, they can be playful and sometimes not be on their best behaviour. Although it is good to let your dog play, it is best to set some rules so that they can be on good behaviour. If you sometimes struggle with managing your dog and want it to be on better behaviour, here are some tips. 

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Use the right toys

Dogs love to play and using toys is a great way to expend their energy as well as train them. Using a toy like Runball promotes exercise and good behaviour. Plus, it will tire your dog out before it tires you out so you won’t have to worry about your dog depleting all of your energy out in the garden or on a walk.

Toys can be disruptive to a dogs behaviour if you allow them to play with them and take full control. Whereas a toy that you can control will ensure that they know to act appropriately and it allows them to be under your control. 

Feed your dog right

Your dog needs healthy and balanced food, just like you do. Therefore, it is important to feed your dog right. Whether you like to cook fresh for your dog or use pre-packaged foods, ensure that you are giving them the right nutrition. 

Dogs need plenty of vitamin A, D, E, calcium, and phosphorus. Giving them a balanced diet will make them happy and grow well, which can influence good behaviour. 


To ensure that your dog is on their best behaviour and understands that they are not in control, it is a good idea to train them. You can do this yourself or use a professional dog trainer. 

Training will teach your dog commands such as sit, stay, lie down, and come. However, it will also teach them when it is okay to be playful and when is not. It will strengthen your bond with your dog when they are well trained and well behaved. 


During training and after, offering your dog rewards will ensure that they feel stimulated after being good. 

Giving your dog a treat as a reward for being well behaved will help them understand the bonuses of being well behaved and that you are happy. Thus, it will encourage them to be well behaved more often. 

Plenty of exercise

Dogs have a lot of energy and to expend that energy, the best solution is exercise. All dogs need a daily walk so taking them for one so that they can run and play will ensure that they are calm within the house. 

On walks, it is a good time to train them. You can call them to come, make them sit, or teach them when to stop barking when out on a playing field. It will ensure that they understand the rules, which they can utilise at home too. 


  1. I don't have one. My girl would love one so so so much but the mum would not hear of it. Sad.


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