Home » Home and Family » Pets

How To Stop Dog Aggression

Jul 9, 2008
We all love our dogs. They are part of our family and we want them to be safe and happy. But, if you have an aggressive dog than you know that things are not well with your four legged family member. An aggressive dog is dangerous to you, other dogs, and other people and this can be very scary. You may have tried different methods to curb this aggression only to find yourself keeping your dog away from other people, other dogs, and situations where he may be aggressive. While this may prevent an attack, it does make for an unhappy dog and an unhappy dog owner. To fix this problem, it takes a real comprehensive approach to cure your dog of aggression.

Some dogs are aggressive against people; some are aggressive against other dogs. If your dog is aggressive by barking, snapping, and behaving in a menacing manner to friends, people walking by the house or that you pass by on a walk than you know that something has to change.

Your dog's health is the first thing to look into when exhibiting signs of aggression. A trip to the vet will rule out a possible health problem. A sick dog or a dog that is in pain is more likely to show signs of aggression to protect it from harm.

After ruling out potential health problems, it is time to start to train your dog. It is important that you are the dominant one in your relationship with the dog and that your dog looks to you for decisions. This takes much practice. Many use treats or some kind of other reward to teach the dog to focus on you and that behaving in a manner that you expect is what brings positive reinforcement.

A dog exhibiting dominance is a common source of aggression towards other dogs. Again, a good way to correct this problem is to train your dog to focus on you for direction. This should be done in a safe environment for the dog where he or she will feel comfortable. In this training, you focus your dog to focus on you. The dog follows your direction and is rewarded when your dog behaves properly. When your dog focuses on you, give it a reward. Soon, you can try walking past another dog and use this method. If your dog begins to show aggression, use your focus command and with enough training, your dog will focus on you, and not the other dog.
About the Author
To learn more about dog aggression and dog behavior visit The Natural Pet Care Shop.
Rating:
Please Rate:
(Average: Not rated)
Views: 194
Print Email Report Share
Article Categories
    • Artists
    • Gambling
    • Humanities
    • Humor
    • Movies
    • Music
    • Photography
    • Tattoos
    • Television
    • Classic Cars
    • Motorcycles
    • Recreational Vehicles
    • SUVs
    • Trucks
    • Vans
    • Branding
    • Business Opportunities
    • Careers and Jobs
    • Corporate
    • Customer Service
    • Direct Mail
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Ethics
    • Financing
    • Franchising
    • Home-Based Business
    • Human Resources
    • Import and Export
    • Leadership
    • Management
    • Market Research
    • Marketing and Advertising
    • Negotiation
    • Network Marketing
    • Networking
    • Organizational
    • Presentation
    • Project Management
    • Public Relations
    • Small Business
    • Strategic Planning
    • Team Building
    • Telemarketing
    • Training
    • Data Recovery
    • Databases
    • Games
    • Hardware
    • Networks
    • Operating Systems
    • Programming
    • Security
    • Software
    • Spyware and Viruses
    • Ask an Expert
    • College and University
    • Home Schooling
    • K-12
    • Languages
    • Online Education
    • Psychology
    • Accounting
    • Credit
    • Currency Trading
    • Debt Consolidation
    • Insurance
    • Investing
    • Leasing
    • Loans
    • Mortgage
    • Mutual Funds
    • Personal Finance
    • Stock Market
    • Structured Settlements
    • Taxes
    • Wealth Building
    • Coffee
    • Cooking
    • Gourmet
    • Recipes
    • Wine and Spirits
    • Acne
    • Aerobics
    • Alternative Medicine
    • Beauty
    • Cancer
    • Cosmetics
    • Depression
    • Diabetes
    • Diseases and Conditions
    • Fitness Equipment
    • Fitness
    • Hair Loss
    • Heart Disease
    • Medicine
    • Men's Health
    • Muscle Building
    • Nutrition
    • Skin Care
    • Supplements and Vitamins
    • Weight Loss
    • Women's Health
    • Yoga
    • Feng Shui
    • Gardening
    • Home Appliances
    • Home Security
    • Interior Design
    • Landscaping
    • Affiliate Programs
    • Article Marketing
    • Auctions
    • Audio
    • Banner Advertising
    • Blogging
    • Broadband
    • Domain Names
    • E-Books
    • E-Commerce
    • Email Marketing
    • Ezines and Newsletters
    • Forums
    • Internet Marketing
    • Link Popularity
    • Pay-Per-Click
    • Podcasting
    • RSS
    • Search Engine Marketing
    • Search Engine Optimization
    • Security
    • Social Media
    • Spam
    • Video
    • Viral Marketing
    • Web Design
    • Web Development
    • Web Hosting
    • Copyright
    • Cyber Law
    • Intellectual Property
    • National, State, Local
    • Patents
    • Regulatory Compliance
    • Trademarks
    • Buying
    • Selling
    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Boating
    • Cycling
    • Extreme Sports
    • Fishing
    • Football
    • Golf
    • Hockey
    • Hunting
    • Martial Arts
    • Running
    • Scuba Diving
    • Soccer
    • Swimming
    • Tennis
    • Dating
    • Divorce
    • Marriage
    • Weddings
    • Astrology
    • Buddhism
    • Christianity
    • Faith
    • Hinduism
    • Islam
    • Judaism
    • Meditation
    • Metaphysical
    • New Age
    • Cable and Satellite TV
    • Cell Phones
    • Communication
    • Gadgets and Gizmos
    • GPS
    • Satellite Radio
    • Video Conferencing
    • VoIP
    • Addictions
    • Coaching
    • Goal Setting
    • Motivational
    • Stress Management
    • Time Management
    • Clothing
    • Electronics
    • Fashion
    • Gifts
    • Jewelry
    • Causes and Organizations
    • Environment
    • History
    • Holidays
    • Men's Issues
    • Nature
    • Philosophy
    • Politics
    • Women's Issues
    • World Affairs
    • Air Travel
    • Camping
    • Cruises
    • Destinations
    • Outdoors
    • Article Writing
    • Book Reviews
    • Copywriting
    • Fiction
    • Non-Fiction
    • Poetry
    • Quotes
    • Screenplay
    • Tools and Resources