One of the difficult and slightly feared dog training problems that you will be facing, especially when you’re still a first time dog owner will be dealing with an aggressive dog.
An aggressive dog is really going to be a big problem in training and honestly, it will take some time before you can rid your dog with this behavior.
The first step to overcome aggression is to understand the reasons behind of your dog’s aggression. By understanding the reason behind his aggression you can think of a lot of ways that you can help him to overcome this behavior.
Dominance Aggression – As the name suggests, dogs who display this behavior wants to establish their dominance over a certain animal. This behavior is normally exhibited through another dog but can also be shown toward humans.
Fear Aggression – If you see your dog tuck himself into a corner with his tail between his legs then you have to approach your dog with caution. This is a sign that your dog is afraid of something or someone. Usually, when a dog is cornered and is feeling scared or threatened there’s a tendency that the dog can lash out to an individual who is approaching him.
Medical Aggression – If you’ve trained your dog not to be aggressive but one day you seem him acting aggressive towards you or other family members without any reason then it’s advisable that you take your dog to the vet immediately. Your dog may be displaying aggression because of a certain medical condition that he’s suffering from.
A good example of medical aggression would be a pregnant or a nursing dog.
The examples above are only a few of the many types of dog aggression out there, dog aggression is also only a fraction of the dog training problems that you as a dog trainer might encounter.
But always remember that with ample amount of patience, dedication and consistency, you can really achieve success in the form of a good and well behaved dog.
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