Which statement is true? (based on chapters in Hip Ideas for Hyper Dogs by Amy Ammen and Kitty Foth-Regner)
- Hyper dogs by their nature are difficult to live with.
- The breed of dog and his upbringing determines how hyper he is.
- If trained, hyper dogs can morph from being very difficult to control to delightfully responsive.
- Hyper dogs must have hours of vigorous exercise to be content.
- Drugs are usually the most effective way to get the hyper dog to settle down.
- Creating a dog-friendly home means you’ll likely to be too embarrassed to invite people over.
- Trick training serves no function other than to make your dog look cute.
- Your dog’s ability to compete in organized sports is severely limited by his breed.
- Extenuating circumstances such as moving, introducing a new human or animal to the household, traveling, or visits to the vet or groomer are unusually challenging with a hyper dog.
- It is better to accept problems or get rid of your dog, rather than trying to resolve them.
- Hyper dogs are easy to live with when thoroughly trained and adequately exercised
- Energy level is commonly individual and can vary greatly even among litter mates
- Hyper dogs are extremely responsive to training and make great companions
- No dog needs to be exercised for hours daily; if your dog is anxious, stressed or over-active, improve training and management methods
- Behavior problems should first be addressed with customized training and management strategies; in addition, medication prescribed by your veterinarian may be recommended
- Dog-friendly homes are people friendly too; make creature comforts (dog beds, a crate, toys, etc.) assessable to your dog and inconspicuous to guests
- Tricks are great energy-burners, they’re endearing (even to dog haters), and improve communication and control
- All dogs – regardless of breed – have more potential than limitations; whether your goal is companionship, obedience competition, freestyle obedience, or agility, start today and have a blast!
- Extenuating circumstances can be a challenge REGARDLESS of whether or not a dog is “hyper”
- Most of my students find they have a much better dog (easy to live with, listens well, polite with dogs and people) than they ever thought was possible prior to training.
Not sure how to put these strategies into practice? I can show you how in just one or two private lessons!