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   We are all aware that dog aggression is frightening. As our companions who were once cute and cuddly puppies ages, and decides to snap or lunge at someone, you likely break out in a cold sweat and start worrying about how much further it could go.

   But, dealing with these aggressive tendencies does not have to be the stressful. However its nearly untenable situation you fear. 99% of all dogs with aggression and biting tendencies can be trained and handled safely. You just need to know where to start.

  Remember that dogs do not bite for fun. There is always a reason, although the reason may unfortunately not be clear to us! We must look out for warning signs and deal with them quickly, because once a dog learns to be aggressive, that aggression is not going to go away of its own accord.
   


   Each of these are completely different situation that requires different approaches. 

  And, you need to remember. If your dog's aggression leads to biting that you cannot control and doesn't fall into any category, you need to seek out an expert.


   A dog is a very dangerous animal if it cannot be controlled, and local law enforcement will treat it as such. Do what you can, but be responsible and if you're one of the 99% of people whose dogs just need a little discipline and a clear role in the house, you should be A-Okay.

   Getting Past the Fear

   A dog that likes to snap at people is scary, and you're forgiven for being afraid the first time. But, don't forget that this is your dog. If you show fear to it, you're only going to further those bad
behaviours and make it worse.

   So, step one in overcoming these bad habits is to take control of your household and banish fear. You don't just need to tell your dog in charge, you need to believe it and show it. Much of what a dog communicates is through body language and if yours says "I'm afraid" they'll
respond accordingly.


   Once you've gotten past this point, things can get a lot easier. But, the actual actions you'll take depend largely on what specific aggression problems you're having.

   The Aggression and Its Roots

   Aggression comes in many forms. A dog doesn't just wake up one day and decide it wants to attack anything that moves (unless there's something physically or mentally wrong with it). So, you need to pinpoint where are all growling and snapping is coming from.

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Dog to Dog Aggression - A dog aggressive towards other dogs in your home likely does not know their role in the house. They are trying to protect you and their perceived space. Take control as the alpha leader and show them that neither dog has the right to be aggressive.

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Leash Aggression - Leash aggression comes from being restrained from a target. Teach a dog to overcome this by forcing them to sit while on a leash within viewing distance of their source of aggression. Treats and clickers can help here.

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Stranger Aggression - If your dog is aggressive with strangers, they might be anxious or unsure of themselves. This comes down to providing a strong, leadership presence and showing them their place in the house.

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Food Bowl Aggression - Feed them in a separate room from other dogs, and try to reassure them when they are eating. Food aggression can be hard to solve and is very dangerous, even with very well behaved dogs.

   If your dog shows food bowl aggression, consider changing meal times, shifting locations, and providing reassurance. If that doesn't work, contact a vet to rule out any health issues that can lead to heightened aggression.

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Random Aggression - A dog that grows aggressive with minimal notice and without any provocation is extremely dangerous. It could be a result of sickness or mental instability, so you'll want to see your vet immediately.

   




8/8/2012 07:01:15

Thank you for information

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    My name is Jene and my companions own me. With a varied background; I have been involved with their breed not long enough, but I'm here to stay. That is because I consider myself an advocate for these breeds of dogs. I am an advocate for common sense dog training and not the latest fad that appears on different breeding plans. I will improve my breed the way I know and through the ways I have learned. I can't stand anyone with a known-it-all attitude who believes that they are the pinnacle of the breeds they own and look down their collective noses at the rest of the dog world. I may have to acknowledge the importance of pedigrees but the decision to breed a dog extends beyond their bloodlines. I am not one of those self-gratifying-band-wagons of  "I'm a responsible breeder”, however, I'm also always willing to share my experiences - in the hopes that I may be of any help to others & avoid some of the mistakes I made along the way.

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