How to handle aggression in dogs: 101 Dog Care Tips- Tip 134
A barking or biting Fido is definately a no-no and can seriously give you a headache if you don't know what to do. Aggression is the most common and most serious behavior problem in dogs. It’s also the number-one reason why pet parents seek professional help from behaviorists, trainers and veterinarians.
So rather your dog is showing their teeth, snarling, snapping or lunging - knowing how to curb this behavior is key.
First you must understand why your dog is being aggressive. Aggression can be defined many ways and be caused by many things.
Typically dogs display the following types of aggression.
- Dominant Aggression
- Territorial Aggression
- Fear Aggression
- Prey or Predatorial Aggression
It is important to identify the type of aggression your dog is showing and handle it quickly and smoothly as well as reassure your dog to set them at ease.
Two tips to help you handle aggressive dogs are to socialize them and have them attend a basic obedience class. (We recommend obedience first and then after training has taken hold slowly introduce your dog to other dogs slowly and one at a time before introducing to groups of dogs.)
Utilizing an obedience technique you should have your dog sit and wait when people or pets approach that way a soft welcome can be achieved.
If you don't trust your dog around adults, children or other dogs spend some more one on one time and continue practicing obedience until you feel confident in your dog. The last thing you need is you pup taking a bite out of your neighbor.
*Know that some breeds can be more aggressive than others so please consider this and do your research. You need to be realistic about your lifestyle and how much time you can invest in your pup....because if you ignore your pet....well they may become aggressive to you. So be sure to invest a lot of time, love and treats of course.
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