Dogs And Aggression - Easily Stop Dog Food Aggression, Dog To Dog Aggression, And Much More


Dog Aggression and how to correct it.  That's probably why you're looking at this page, right? 

Want to know the one thing that will stop your dog's aggressive behavior?

It's you.  
That's right... You. And your relationship with your dog.

And you might be surprised to learn that it's as simple as Nancy Reagan's anti-drug mantra: "Just say no."

"But wait... I've told my dog, 'no' before... and it didn't stop his dog aggression..."

And as a professional dog trainer and editor of the dog training web site, -- I hear that all the time.

What does it tell me? It's an immediate red flag that the owner does not have a proper relationship with their dog.

See, once you've established a proper relationship between you and your dog-- meaning that he:

A. Views you as his "pack leader."


B. Understands your commands -- (in this case, the "No!" command)

... then you've just eliminated 99% of the different types of dog aggression behaviors you may be experiencing.

Granted, dog aggression from a dog trainer's perspective (from someone who works with aggressive dogs, everyday) is a little different from the pet owner who only experiences aggression from their own dog.

But regardless, once you learn the right techniques, aggression can be stopped almost immediately. Other times,fixing aggression problems will require consistent work and constant supervision. 

I've put together a collection of articles that cover the following:

  • Aggressive dog training

  • Dealing with aggressive dogs

  • Aggressive puppies.  (Yes-- inter-dog aggression can be a genetic factor, and present itself through puppy behavior, too).

  • Aggressive dog behavior, such as nipping and biting, puppy biting, dog fighting and more.

It's important to remember that there are four main types of behaviors we're dealing with:

  1. Handler aggression (when the dog shows aggression toward the owner)
  2. Dog to dog aggression (when the dog shows aggression toward other dogs, but not to humans)

  3. Dog to other animal aggression (such as killing chickens).

  4. Pain-reactive aggression.

Within these four categories, there are several sub-categories, such as:

  1. Dominance aggression

  2. Defensive aggression

  3. Fear aggression

  4. Territorial aggression

  5. Protective aggression

  6. Maternal aggression (protecting her puppies)

... and also several combinations of these sub-categories which can make diagnosing the type of aggression your dog is showing, difficult.

Your dog's problems will be primarily fixed by:

1. Understanding the type of dog aggression you're dealing with.

2. Establishing yourself as the dog's pack leader, so that your dog will listen to your commands, respect those commands, want to please you, and bond with you more.

3. Correcting the dog-- which is fundamentally a way of communicating your displeasure with the display of aggressive behavior, and teaching the dog that it is not an acceptable response to the stimuli.

Receive personal assistance from me when Training Aggressive Dogs

Below, you will find a collection of articles that detail how we've helped other dog owners deal with similar issues.



Read about my "Secrets of a Professional Dog Trainer"

Read some of my other articles on dogs and aggression:


Can You Really Rehabilitate An Aggressive Dog?
Adam G. Katz
Over the years I've found that there are several factors that go into rehabilitating aggressive dog behaivor:Training: You need to be using /span keep reading

Will Neutering Your Dog Help Eliminate Aggression Issues?
Will Neutering Your Dog Help Eliminate Aggression Issues? keep reading

Correcting Dog Aggression
Professional Dog Trainer Adam G. Katz takes you behind the scenes of a client session-- with a little terrier that is keep reading

Stop Interdog Aggression
By Adam G. Katz
Interdog aggression problems and warning signs. Adam compares interdog aggression with handler aggression and shows how it relates to dominance, fear, and other types of dog behavior. keep reading

Dog Aggression -- Prevention & Correction If Your Dogs Are Fighting
By Adam G. Katz
Dog aggression when it occured between more than 95% of sibling-type fighting, the dogs never fought unless the owners were present. A good percentage of those were boarded together in the same run without hostile signs. This guest article presents an alternative viewpoint. keep reading

She Stopped Her Dog's Aggression And She Kicked Butt At A Dog Training Seminar-- Read About How Donna Did It!
By Adam G. Katz
Donna Harrison writes: "Hi Adam: I was attending my obedience class earlier where corrections were not allowed [for] dog aggression. My pup (7 months old at that time) was trying to attack other dogs who came near her, snapping and lunging at them. keep reading

Old Fashioned Dog Aggression: Dogs, Pit Bulls and Dog Bite Prevention In General!
By Adam G. Katz
WARNING: This is a No-Holds-Barred response addressing several issues that I don't necessarily agree with, but still needed to be answered by a professional nonetheless. Skip this article and go onto the next one if reading about extreme handling techniques makes you queasy. It's definitely not in reference to the everyday issues that we encounter as professional dog trainers keep reading

Should I Socialize My Puppy To Other Dogs
By Adam G. Katz
I am becoming more and more frustrated at trying to socialize my young GSD (7 months) to other dogs keep reading

New Dog In The House Is Aggressive
By Adam G. Katz
Mr. Katz: I have a 8 month old Great Dane female, Dulcinea. I have used several of your techniques on training her and have been successful. My husband and I work keep reading

Her Dog Sleeps On Her Bed And Growls At Her: Is This A Problem
By Adam G. Katz
He sleeps on my bed with me. Whenever I move my legs around or roll over or anything, he growls at me. He has never keep reading

More Thoughts On Dominance Scuffles
By Adam G. Katz
Only you can determine if you're dominant to the other dogs, by being MORE DOMINANT. But you cannot work it out for them keep reading

Living With A Dog That Kills Cats
By Adam G. Katz
After the attack on the Sheltie, the Shepherd killed a stray cat and has grabbed and bitten another cat. We live on a 16 acre farm and have 10 cats keep reading

On Not Being Intimidated By An Aggressive Irish Setter
By Adam G. Katz
When we try to remove them she gets very aggressive about keeping the item (snarls, growls, has even lunged at my son and daughter) and lately the situation seems keep reading

Temperament Problems And Poor Nerves In An Akita Pup
By Adam G. Katz
I chose a new pup that was definitely NOT the most aggressive Akita in the litter. In fact, he was often pushed around a little bit by his brothers. keep reading

On Using A Training Collar For Aggressive Dogs
By Adam G. Katz
I have trained my non-aggressive Rottweiler on a pinch collar, and I have also been trained on how to properly use one. I like pinch collars a lot and feel they are a good training system if used correctly keep reading

How To Get Your Dog To Stop Showing Territorial Aggression Towards The Post Man
By Adam G. Katz
Your dog perceives an intruder in his territory. His territorial drive kicks in. He then barks his foul head off and the Post Man goes away keep reading

Talking "Alpha Dogs" When You Should Be Talking "Dominant Dogs!"
By Adam G. Katz
several people have confused what is an Alpha dog with what is a Dominant dog. Understanding the difference between an keep reading

What Is Your Rule For Dogs That Fight In The Same Household?
By Adam G. Katz
Okay.... here's the deal on dogs that fight. I'm going to be somewhat general here, so if there's still something that doesn't make sense, feel free to post a question keep reading

Food Aggression: Why dogs do it, and how to fix it.
By Adam G. Katz
She stated, "Only when given her food in a bowl , does she growl and get aggressive. What is the best method to stop this behavior.. keep reading

The Electronic Dog Fight Stopper!
By Adam G. Katz
These electronic devices were first developed for the women's personal defense market. But the one's I use were selected specifically for their use in stopping and preventing dog fights keep reading

The Terrible Truth About Training the Pit Bull!
By Adam G. Katz
In light of the numerous Pit Bull attacks reported in the media lately, I thought it would be appropriate to examine some of the temperament quirks associated with the Pit Bull and how they can affect training. keep reading

Handling Tips For Dealing With The Dominant Dog!
By Adam G. Katz
The most important aspect to establishing yourself as the pack leader to your dominant dog is to view your relationship as one which requires keep reading

Three Keys You Must Know To Fix Canine Aggression
By Adam G. Katz
In regards to aggression, your dog must associate a good, motivational correction every time he displays his aggression... and then when he decides that showing aggression is keep reading

How the Professionals Go About Fixing Various Types of Canine Aggression and How To Diffuse a Potentially Dangerous Situation!
By Adam G. Katz
There are several different types of aggression. The most common types are: dominant aggression, fear/defensive aggression, learned aggression, and territorial aggression. keep reading

Dog Aggression and Dog Fighting For Sport
By Adam G. Katz
The Pit Bull breeds were developed for the sport and gambling activity of pit fighting. But are these dogs versatile and adaptable as modern-day pets? Adam shares his thoughts keep reading

Dog Aggressive Jack Russell Terrier!
By Adam G. Katz
Colleen´s Jack Russell Terrier, ¨Fargo¨ is growling and biting. Predominantly because she´s not providing her dog with sufficient keep reading

Dog Aggression Comes Out and She Puts On The Brakes
By Adam G. Katz
Six weeks ago, she lost her job and moved in with her sister and brother-in-law. That's when her dog became dominant aggressive. keep reading

Dog Aggression -- Amateur Dog Trainer Offers Bad Advice Dog Aggression -- Amateur Dog Trainer Offers Bad Advice
By Adam G. Katz
Bad training advice can hinder your relationship with your dog. Here's an example of why it is important to... keep reading

Golden Retriever Shows Two Different Types Of Dog Aggression
By Adam G. Katz
With aggressive behavior, we can never say 100% "All" or "Never" that your dog will or will not show... keep reading

Dogs Fight When She's Asleep
By Adam G. Katz
Fighting Dogs - These dogs have some real issues. When the owner falls asleep, the dogs begin to fight. But what the owner doesn't know is that... keep reading

Fixing Dog Aggression Problems -- Some Deeper Insights
By Adam G. Katz
Aggression problems are the number one reason for rehoming a dog. A lot of times, these problems can be fixed by... keep reading

Dog Training - My 316 Page Dog Training Book, "Secrets of a Professional Dog Trainer" - Download It, Now Dog Training - My 316 Page Dog Training Book, "Secrets of a Professional Dog Trainer" - Download It, Now
Nothing on the market explained dog training the way we thought it should be explained. So I wrote my own dog training book. You can start learning how to get your dog to listen to you with my best-kept and most effective training secrets. Start transforming your dog's bad behavior by using my... keep reading

Dog Aggression Toward Other Dogs That Wander into the Yard
By Adam G. Katz
Although I don't have many of the problems with my wonderful dog that you talk about -- I do have the problem that he has not been socialized with other dogs and thus shows dog aggresson toward other dogs keep reading

Dog Aggression From Formerly Friendly Dogs
By Adam G. Katz
Dog Aggression - My dog (2 years-old) and my mother's dog (4 years-old) have always gotten along very well. But lately, they've started to fight over certain things. We're appalled by this behavior and immediately break them up and scold them. keep reading

Dog Becomes Aggressive When Jogging With Owner
By Adam G. Katz
The thing I don't know how to handle is that some dogs that we meet when we're out jogging or walking, he becomes aggressive. We have used a choke chain to train him, and it.. keep reading

Dog Aggression Problems And How To Fix Them, Fast: Download It, Now Dog Aggression Problems And How To Fix Them, Fast: Download It, Now
This audio program goes into even more detail about how to correctly diagnose and fix aggression problems. You'll also learn one simple technique I used to fix 90% of the aggression problems we saw at my dog training company, South Bay K-9 Academy. (A downloadable printed transcript of this program is also included in case you don't like downloading audio files!) keep reading

Sensitive Older Dogs: Preventing Pain Or Fear Induced Aggression
By Adam G. Katz
Fear induced dog aggression or pain induced dog aggression is a condition that every older dog is prone to attract. This is simply because many dog owners keep reading