Unruly Behaviors in Dogs

All of these behaviors, i.e, jumping, digging, chasing and stealing are within the range of normal dog behaviors but dogs that are kept relatively inactive, may behave excessively in one or more of these ways, specially high energy dogs.

Separation anxiety is evident if a dog is jumping excessively as part of greeting. Digging can be associated with neurological disorders or abdominal pain.

Behavior and its symtoms are as follows

Jumping on people 

During arrivals, departures or greetings

Exploring the contents of countertops


Along a fence line

In areas of recent gardening

At rodent holes

On interior flooring

Worn claws (nails)


Items displaced, hidden

Food items missing from surfaces (i.e., tables)

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