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Tips to Train an Aggressive Dog

One of the worst things that can happen to a family is to have an aggressive dog. However if your dog is a menace to the neighborhood, you have to do something about it. Sometimes dogs are just very playful. Other times, they are downright mean. This guide will help you figure out if your dog needs help, and if so, how to give it to your beloved pet.

Is your dog barking all the time the other dogs? Is your pet always violent near another animal? Does it attack strangers or look hostile by growling whenever anyone walks nearby? If your dog is belligerent, then you need to look for solutions.

There are many solutions if your dog is too aggressive, before you decide on which one you want to use, however, you should first figure out which type of aggression your dog has. Only then can you decide which of the answers to dog anger you want to use with your dog.

The first is the dominance aggression dog. Dogs like this act as if you are a part of their pack. The problem with this is that in the world of dogs, dogs follow a pecking order. If your dog thinks he is higher ranking than you, he won’t have a problem with challenging you and very possibly attacking you, not letting you sleep, or by sitting in your favorite chair. However you can figure out the solution to this problem (there is only one): tell the dog who’s boss.

Another type is the fear motivated aggressive dog. If an animal thinks it is in danger, he will react defensively. It doesn’t matter that you don’t actually intend to hurt your animal. Animals react to what they see, not what your intention is. If you raise your arm or make it look like you’re attacking your dog, he or she may attack you in defense. The solution to this is to just make your dog not threatened by you. According to the explanation of vets, when training dogs, it is always important to use rewards rather than punishment or force. An aggressive dog would just become even more aggressive if you force them to do things.

Next is the protective, possessive, or territorial aggressive type of dog. Your pets’ territory may not just be on your property. Whether or not this is ethical, your dog still thinks it. You can’t decide what your dog thinks. However, there are some solutions to this that might come in handy. First, figure out if a medical condition could be the culprit and is causing your dog to act this way. You should look for professional help (like trainers or dog psychologists) that can offer a solution.

Lastly, you shouldn’t take your animal into situations that will make it aggressive. For this, you should reward your dog when your dog is good. Carry dog treats on you, and give them to your dog. This way, your dog will see that it makes you happy and makes him happy. However, don’t punish your dog if he or she makes a mistake. Your dog is trying.

Additionally, you should not encourage aggressive behavior. This means that you should not play rough with your dog, you should not wrestle with your dog, you should not throw things at your dog. I know that sometimes it’s fun to play with your dog this way, but your during training, you should avoid all types of aggressive play.

Jaime
Jaime London is a writer, contributor, editor and a photographer. He started his career as an editorial assistant in a publishing company in Chicago in 2009.