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
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 is part 4 in our Environmental Enrichment series. Part 1 talked about why it is important for aggressive dogs. Part 2 discussed how to implements it. Part 3 provided 15 examples to get your creative juices going. Here in part 4, we talk about the importance of exercise and play, but also about some of the things to look out for. Exercise is key! Here's why: … [Read more...] about Environmental Enrichment (Part 4) Exercise and Play
This is Part 3 of our Environmental Enrichment series where we give you 15 tips on how to mentally and sometimes physically stimulate your dog. Part 1 talks about how environmental enrichment can help reduce problems that contribute to dog aggression. Part 2 gives you an overview on how to incorporate environment enrichment into your dog's life. In Part 4, … [Read more...] about 15 ways you can help your dog beat boredom (Part 3)
This week we are going to focus on environmental enrichment from our upcoming book on dog aggression. Environmental enrichment is discussed when it comes to dogs in shelters, but we don't often see it in regards to treating aggression. Part 1 will be on why Environmental Enrichment is important. Part 2 and part 3 will be on ways you can increase environmental enrichment for … [Read more...] about Environmental Enrichment (Part 1) Introduction