Research suggests that dogs are capable of making judgements based on our behavior. Is this something we can adapt for our shy, reactive or aggressive dogs or do they even have the same ability? Dogs Judge Unhelpful People It's more likely that dogs aren't capable of magic, but may be more in tune with behaviour than we are. But research suggests it goes beyond that. In this … [Read more...] about Are Dogs More Judgemental Than We Think?
Treating Dog Aggression
Unfortunately there are still many trainers using aversive methods to train dogs. Adverse methods are focused on the end behavior and ignore the emotional state of the dog.Not only is it unnecessary, the emotional state of the dog should always come first. But when it comes to trying to deal with or treat aggression in dogs methods that cause additional stress can be … [Read more...] about 5 TREATMENT METHODS TO AVOID IN DOG TRAINING
Typically when a dog owner first researches whether medication could be used for aggression, they learn there are a number of medications that could be used. Which medication is best?Which medication(s) your dog will best respond to depends on the diagnosis, because aggression is only a symptom of an underlying problem, not a diagnosis in and of itself. In determining … [Read more...] about Which Medication Should be Used for Dog Aggression?
On the surface treating dog aggression - if not a simple fix - can at least appear to be relatively straightforward. Teach your dog to do something that is incompatible with aggressive behavior. How hard can that be?Well, after the initial cycle of excitement and enthusiasm, there is the inevitable wake-up call to reality. This is going to be a little harder than you … [Read more...] about 5 Harsh Realities of Treating Dog Aggression
Training your aggressive dog to stop paying attention to something else and shift their to you will likely help to improve dog aggression.People with generalized social-phobia that have been trained to pay attention to non-threatening positive material and ignore threatening material, showed significantly greater reductions in self-reported, behavioral, and physiological … [Read more...] about Training your aggressive dog to pay attention might help improve dog aggression