If you would like more information on how to cope with aggressive dog behavior, and what you can do about it, then this guide will show you. In particular, I am going to talk about why your dog may be acting aggressively, some of the different types of aggressive behavior your dog may display, and some useful tips on training an aggressive dog. When you have finished reading this guide, you’ll know why your dog is being aggressive and some of the steps you can take to curb this behavior.
Firstly, we are going to discuss why your dog is behaving aggressively. Most of the time when a dog behaves aggressively, there are specific reasons why he is acting this way.
For example – if you have had your dog since he was a puppy and maybe his parents were aggressive dogs. I recommend you always research the breed before purchasing because you do not want to bring a breed of dog in your home which is known to have aggressive traits.
Another reason why your dog is displaying aggressive dog behavior is because your dog feels threaten by another dog or person.
Next I am going to tell you about the different types of aggression and how to identify them. There are two main different types of aggression.
Here is what you should look for so you can see the differences between the two types of aggression.
The first type of aggression is what I call “everyday aggression”. This is aggression behavior that can happen everyday. It’s nothing to worry about but you should keep an eye on it. The main indicators of this type of aggression are intense staring, growling and barking. The best way to fix this type of aggression is with basic obedience training.
The second kind of aggressive behavior can be more of a problem, and you should try to fix this quickly, by seeking the help of a professional dog trainer. This form of aggression can become dangerous to you, your family and anyone your dog meets if it becomes uncontrollable.
The signs you should look out for are biting, snarling, snapping, nipping at legs or heels, displaying teeth and intense staring. If you don’t do anything about your dog’s aggressive behavior, it can lead on to more severe problems such as fighting and trying to bite people.
With aggressive behavior, I would recommend you seek professional who specialises in aggressive dog training to help correct this behavior.
You can find books, cds and video lessons which can show you the basics of obedience training which can help you. If your puppy is still young, you should make it a priority to start training quickly, because left unchecked, it can become a habit which will be hard to remove.
Here are some tips for when it comes to training your dog or puppy.
1. Remember to never leave your dog alone with your children during this training.
2. A bad way of dealing with this is to leave your dog tied up outside, because this will not help, and is likely to make the problem worse.
3. Do not abuse or tease your dog or let anyone else do it, as this too will make the behavior worse.
You need to learn the warning signs of aggression before the aggressive behavior appears as this will be much easier for you and your dog when it comes to dealing with this behavior.
In this guide we have discussed some of the main reasons behind aggressive dog behavior, some useful steps you can take when training your dog in basic obedience, and the two main kinds of aggressive behavior. You should now be able to know how to correct this behavior before it gets out of control.