Identify the cause of the barking. It could be boredom, loneliness, or a reaction to external stimuli. Address the root cause and consider positive reinforcement training to redirect their focus.
Dogs, especially puppies, love to chew. Provide appropriate chew toys, and discourage chewing on furniture by using bitter-tasting sprays. Consistent training helps them understand what's off-limits.
Ignore the jumping and reward calm behavior. Teach them a command like "sit" and reward them when they follow it. Consistency is key to break this habit.
Dogs often dig for various reasons - boredom, seeking cooler ground, or instinct. Provide a designated digging area, and make it more appealing than random spots in the yard.
Aggression can stem from fear, territorial instincts, or inadequate socialization. Consult with a professional trainer or behaviorist to address the underlying issues. Gradual exposure to positive social situations can also help.
Help your dog associate your departure with positive things. Leave them with a special toy or treat. Gradually increase the time you're away to desensitize them. Consider crate training for a sense of security.
Train your dog to walk politely on a leash by stopping when they pull and resuming when the leash is loose. Reward them for walking nicely beside you. A front-clip harness can also discourage pulling.
Make coming to you a positive experience. Use high-value treats, toys, or praise. Start in a controlled environment and gradually increase distractions. Avoid scolding if they take their time.