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How To Deal With Your Dog's Aggression

Apr 16, 2008
Aggressiveness is a very common problem faced by most people owning dogs across the globe. The article emphasizes on the solutions one can utilize to eliminate dog aggression.

Many people love keeping dogs as pets. This is because dogs prove to be best companions and also make your home a lovely place to live in. However, there are several problems one requires to face with dogs. One of these includes aggressive behavior. Dog aggression is very common. However, this often proves to be a problem for those who live nearby, pass by your home or visit your place. Dogs with their aggressive behavior can prove to be extremely violent and dangerous to other people, dogs and animals.

There are several situations that make dogs behave aggressively. One of the most natural circumstances that make dogs behave aggressively is when they feel threatened.

To deal with dog aggression, you need to understand this behavior of your dog. Several types of aggression influence dogs and these depend on the situation. Dominance aggression is one of the most common types of dog aggression. Under this condition, a dog feels that he is the strongest and most dominant creature around. Fighting dogs are most affected by this type of aggression.

Another type of aggression dog's exhibit is when they feel some danger around them. Whenever a dog feels threatened, he tends to attack. Remember that your actions such as clapping, raising hands or tapping his head may be taken as an interruption to his dominance.

Self defense is the main issue that makes dogs aggressive in nature. Remember that dogs always retaliate in their defense.

Dogs have a 'territorial sense'. If someone tries to invade their place, they become aggressive in nature.

There are several ways to deal with a dog's aggressive nature. Once you are aware of your dog's aggressive behavior (the reasons that make your dogs aggressive). You should try to avoid those situations that may turn your dog aggressive. Never try to threaten, hurt or make them feel insecure. Also advice others to do same.

Try to seek professional help if situations go out of your hands. This is very important so that your dog doesn't harm others. Confine your dog in a cage and don't let him out if your dog becomes too aggressive.

Dog obedience training will help your dog to curb his aggression. You need to communicate with your dog regularly. Take him out for a walk and let him familiarize with other people and animals. Don't tie your dog for a long time.

Play with your dog and try to spend some time with him. If you are not sure how to train your dog, you can seek professional help. You can hire a coach who can obedience train your dog.

The best thing is to make your friends, neighbors and visitors understand that your dog needs respect. Ask them not to threaten your dog or invade his privacy.

Aggressive behavior of a dog can be really harmful. You need to be really careful about your dog's behavior in order to save your neighbors from being bitten or threatened.

You should also not punish your dog unnecessarily. Appreciate your dog whenever he curbs his aggressive behavior.
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