Teaching an Aggressive Dog to Socialize
Going for a walk with your dog may be one of your favorite ways to exercise and relax, but your pleasant outing can quickly turn into a stressful one if you happen to encounter another dog running loose. If the other dog is threatening or your own dog reacts aggressively, the situation can become downright…

Aggression
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. What Is Aggression? The term “aggression” refers to a wide variety of behaviors that occur for a multitude of reasons in various circumstances. Virtually all wild animals…

Understanding dog aggression
Dog aggression is a major dog problem for owners. I want to help you understand the causes of dog aggression, so you can overcome this dog problem. Dog aggression stems from the dog’s frustration and dominance. The dog’s frustration comes from a lack of dog exercise, and the dog’s dominance comes from a lack of…

Aggression Towards Other Objects
Guarding food bowls and other prized possessions–growling, snarling, and maybe even snapping to keep people away–is common among family dogs. It’s even normal among puppies. But if you let it continue into adolescence and adulthood, it can develop into a complicated and dangerous problem. Simple and safe training exercises can prevent this problem from ever…

Aggression in Dogs Toward Familiar People
Dominance, Fear, or Predatory Aggression in Dogs   While some consider aggression to be normal behavior in dogs, it can be impulsive, unpredictable, and even dangerous. Aggressive behavior includes growling, lip lifting, barking, snapping, lunging, and biting. With aggression directed towards family members or other people familiar to the dog, treatment is currently aimed at…

Aggression Towards Strangers
Though it seems to yield little benefit for the domesticated dog, canine aggression once served very necessary purposes: hunting down food and protecting territory and other pack members. For the modern dog, aggression toward people still surfaces as a result of a real or perceived threat — and often worsens because our two species don’t…

Agression Towards Your Other Dogs
Interdog Aggression in Dogs   Inter-dog aggression occurs when a dog is overly aggressive towards dogs in the same household or unfamiliar dogs. This behavior is often considered normal, but some dogs can become excessively aggressive due to learning and genetic factors.   Inter-dog aggression occurs much more frequently in non-neutered male dogs. Common signs…

Aggression Towards Other Dogs
Dog-dog aggression is a very serious matter. Until your dog’s successfully treated, keep him a safe distance from all other dogs (“safe distance” meaning the minimum amount of space he needs to remain calm and unstressed). Even if physical contact is never made, managing a dog who’s pulling and lunging on-leash is very difficult–not to…