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, Dogproblems.com -- 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:
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:
- Handler aggression (when the dog shows aggression toward the owner)
Dog to dog aggression (when the dog shows aggression toward other dogs, but not to humans)
Dog to other animal aggression (such as killing chickens).
Within these four categories, there are several sub-categories, such as:
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.
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Below, you will find a collection of articles that detail how we've helped other dog owners deal with similar issues.
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Read some of my other articles on dogs and aggression:
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? keep reading
Professional Dog Trainer Adam G. Katz takes you behind the scenes of a client session-- with a little terrier that is keep reading
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 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
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
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
I am becoming more and more frustrated at trying to socialize my young GSD (7 months) to other dogs keep reading
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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several people have confused what is an Alpha dog with what is a Dominant dog. Understanding the difference between an keep reading
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
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
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"What is a dominance scuffle and how is it different from a dog fight?" keep reading
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
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
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
There are several different types of aggression. The most common types are: dominant aggression, fear/defensive aggression, learned aggression, and territorial aggression. keep reading
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
Colleen´s Jack Russell Terrier, ¨Fargo¨ is growling and biting. Predominantly because she´s not providing her dog with sufficient keep reading
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
Bad training advice can hinder your relationship with your dog. Here's an example of why it is important to... keep reading
With aggressive behavior, we can never say 100% "All" or "Never" that your dog will or will not show... keep reading
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
Aggression problems are the number one reason for rehoming a dog. A lot of times, these problems can be fixed by... keep reading
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
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 - 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
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
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
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