What Causes Dog Aggression
If you wish to find how to train an aggressive dog, you need to realize how the aggression is caused and take care of the core reason. You also should learn to identify the signs of aggression, which will help you react as soon as your dog reveals them and correct its behavior in time.
If there haven’t been any previous signs of hostility, but your pet becomes extremely irritable all of sudden, then you should visit the veterinary in order to preclude any medical disorder. Just such as we become difficult to deal with when sick, your dog may need certain therapy to get back to his normal behavior.
Dominance is one of the reasons why your dog could become aggressive. This is typically seen if the pet does not recognize you as the pack leader – in this instance, you should start working with it till you become the “alpha” of the pack. This could take months, but is no doubts worth pursuing as long as you want your dog to grow healthy.
Fear is the factor which is seen when dog is feeling “cornered” or is facing the unknown – overcoming fear could be done by slowly introducing the dog to the situation, subject or object that produce the fear. By using positive reinforcement you could help your dog feel comfortable in a strange situation and communicate with other dogs.
Territorial aggression is observed in almost all breeds as they need to protect what they consider to be their own territory – discovering more about their natural instincts and working with them (rather than against them) is the better approach when dealing with aggressive dogs. It is imperative to recognize appropriate and inappropriate territorial aggression. When there is an actual danger to the room, house or yard, then this form of aggression is normal. And if the aggression is shown when a real danger doesn’t exist, then corrections are required. If your dog lunges out every time a family member tries to approach his kennel or the doorbell rings, you need to learn a few aggressive dog training techniques.
In certain breeds predatory aggression is very high and unless channeled properly could lead to serious consequences. This is the drive ordering the dogs to attack everything that moves and although this could be quite useful in the wild, it could lead to an untrained dog hurting a child or other pets. This manner of behavior requires obedience training, which will allow you to stop your dog immediately if it chases a wild animal, child, pet, cyclist or anything that moves.
Training aggressive dogs can be mastered only if you can spot the common symptoms of aggression. If your dog lunges out and bites another dog or person, then you clearly have missed enormous many sings – if you see snapping, growling, lunging, aggressive barking and lifting of the upper lip, then you know that you have to take proper measures.
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