Seek to Understand the Why
"Why an animal does something matters," Nichols says. Part of your responsibility as a dog owner is to understand how a particular behaviour functions in a dog's life. If a dog destroys a couch, for example, it may be for a number of reasons. But if anxiety is one of those, taking your dog for a run will not make it better. You need to understand why they do what they do and respond from there.