Dog Training Aggression- What to Do About Aggressive Behavior
An aggressive dog will show signs like snarling, barking, growling, baring teeth, and in the worst cases, biting. This kind of dog needs dog training as soon as possible to help control it’s behavior and make it a happier dog.
There are different possible reasons behind a dog’s aggression. These include fear, jealousy, bad treatment by previous owners, being territorial, or other unknown reasons. Some dog breeds are more susceptible to being aggressive than others such as Rottweilers or Chow Chows.
Dogs are territorial and when they sense a threat to their or their master’s territory, they want to defend it. Dogs are pack animals so they also want their place in their pack known.
Dogs that have been abused will be fearful of strangers and may bark, snarl or bite strangers that get too close. This doesn’t mean they are bad dogs, it is just that they are scared and want to defend themselves.
Socializing is important in puppies and if puppies are not socialized, they are more likely to be aggressive. The way to do this is by taking him for walks in the park to play or just to go potty outdoors. The more he is outdoors, the more he will be around other people and animals.
A dog who had a previous owner that abused it or rewarded aggressive behavior is another cause of dog aggression.
It is important to start training an aggressive dog right away because people are afraid of them and for obvious safety reasons. Nobody wants their dog to bite someone.
When a dog shows aggression in his behavior, give the dog a loud and firm “No!” and put the dog in time out. Dogs love attention of their owners and this time out will cut it off from its owner after the bad behavior.
Let the dog out after the designated time and the next time the dog becomes aggressive, do the same thing and the dog will understand that this negative behavior makes his master upset.
Another tip in dog training for aggression is to not chain up your dog for long amounts of time as this is more likely to make a dog have aggressive behavior and make sure your dog gets enough exercise and attention.