Dealing with a reactive, aggressive or otherwise behaviorally challenged dog can sometimes be a lonely, frustrating, joyful, challenging and sometimes isolating journey.
The purpose of this community is to provide a virtual meeting place for dog owners to find emotional support while on their journey with their dog. The community runs on your generosity and sensitivity. Sometimes just knowing that someone heard you, can do a lot for someone who may be frustrated or struggling. Sometimes people make lifelong friends.
The K9aggression.com community was developed many years ago with the aim of keeping a safe place to discuss issues, problems, or find support, and we intend to continue this way.
We ask that you practice compassion: for yourself, your dog and other members. If you see a post unanswered, drop the person a line even if you have no advice for them.
Do not post anything in the forums you do not want public. If you have posted something by accident, contact the moderators to have it removed. However, know that our moderators are volunteers, have busy lives and may not be able to respond right away.
K9aggression.com, the moderators or any other member cannot take any liability for any information you may use or misuse that you have found on this site. All content is provided for information purposes only and may even cause harm. We ask that you do your due diligence before acting on any advice, here or anywhere else. You must evaluate the dangers and proceed at your own risk. We offer the forums only in that you can find some emotional support.
We strongly advise you to consult a veterinary behaviorist, trainer or other professional directly for any issues you may be experiencing with your dog, or a therapist or counsellor for any personal issues, or a lawyer for any legal issues.
This community can not be a substitute for therapy, counseling, behavior modification, training, or any other services you may be in need of to help you wither with your life, or your dog or anything else.
We request that you respect our members, accept their differences and understand that they may not see things the way you do. Our members all have varying perspectives and personalities, some may have mental health issues, or personality disorders. It’s up to you to maintain a calm and objective view whenever dealing with anyone. If you are feeling provoked, the issue may lie with the person doing the provoking and you are best to establish some distance.
We ask that if you find yourself getting emotional or heating in a discussion, please follow the 24 hour rules to allow yourself to calm down before replying.
We need to moderate posts that we perceive as being inflammatory. What you may think is not inflammatory may read differently to someone else. Please don’t take this personally as we are doing our best to be objective. Accept that we are less interested in censorship as we are in providing a place where people feel comfortable in sharing.
Trainers and other professionals are allowed to promote themselves only in the forum dedicated for promotion. You may also link to a post here if you wish to have other learn more about you.
Trainers and other professionals need to think very carefully about any advice they may want to offer. The posts are public and we allow lurkers on the forums. You can’t rely on a dog owner to understand the full context of what you are saying. They may apply your advice inappropriately.
We do not tolerate any kind of hate content or speech.
We don’t tolerate promotion of harm, self-harm, harm to others.
We do not tolerate threats or violence of any kind.
We do not tolerate fraudulent or deceptive links.
We do not tolerate plagiarism, misattribution, copyright violations, trademark infringements, or misattributions.
We do not tolerate spam.
You are not allowed to post links to contests without getting the permission of the moderators. If you post before getting permission, you account will be frozen or deleted, no questions asked.
You are not allowed to impersonate anyone. We allow anonymous user names, that should be enough.
We do not tolerate unlawful use of content and will report you to authorities.