Contrary to what you may think, you can teach an old dog new tricks. You don't have to live with behavior problems. Many of the most common disagreeable behaviors such as barking, biting, spraying, urinating or defecating in the house, etc., can be eliminated with the right mixture of care, patience and understanding. After it has been ascertained that the problem is a psychological one and not a physical one, there are many programs that can be implemented. There are specialists in the field of animal behavior modification who have had repeated success with even some of the most frustrating problems. Don't think your only options are to live with the problems or get rid of the pet. A little training can go a long way. Consult your veterinarian to find a program that will work for you.
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