Everyone who has a dog seems to have an opinion on how to handle dog behavior problems and aggression is at the top of the list. Here is some of the worst advice for handing aggression in dogs that you should avoid. Being dominant, being “pack leader”, “alpha”, “top dog”, etc.. Act like Cesar Milan and do “alpha rolls”. Using an E-collar, “stim” collar, or shock … [Read more...] about The World’s Worst Dog Aggression Advice
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We and our dogs are unable to pay full attention to more than one thing at a time. Outside of dogs that are aggressive toward their owners, it means that if you can hold your dogs attention, they will not be attention to whatever else he is becoming aggressive towards. Dogs that are not attending to the threats in the their environments are not going to become anxious, and … [Read more...] about The importance of getting your dog’s attention at the earliest stage of aggressive arousal.
This dog was about to be euthanized because he was aggressive to kids and dogs. See what happens when you blow in his face and watch what happens when he gets rewarded for this behavior in this video by Dr. Sophia Yin. This is a must see for anyone who is counter-conditioning. … [Read more...] about Do treats reward aggression?
Dogs are better than monkeys when it comes to reading our social cues to find hidden food and according to this study, Human-like Social Skills in Dogs?, are "unusually skilled as reading human social and communicative behavior". Yet in a study with selectively bred foxes who were not selected for this skill, but bred to not be fearful of humans, the fox kits are apparently … [Read more...] about Do aggressive dogs have more trouble understanding humans?