Treating Dog Aggression
Most dog owners would do anything to help their aggressive dog become a safe and happy pet. Unfortunately the willingness to “do anything” is what opportunists in the professional dog training industry count on. On this site, you can find who can help and credible, scientific evidence-based information that gets to the bottom of what methods work, which ones are safe, and which will improve your dog’s aggression.
THE REAL EXPERTS
Why your vet AND your trainer may not know the answer. Here is what to be concerned with.
CAUSES OF AGGRESSION
Despite dirty looks from your neighbors you never mistreated your dog. What really causes dog aggression?
IS HEALTH AN INFLUENCE?
A sick dog or a dog in pain can sometimes behave aggressively. Here is why you should get your dogs checked out by your vet.
IS MY DOG AGGRESSIVE?
Dog owners know that puppies like to play fight, bite and growl. And sometimes a dog growling is perfectly appropriate. When is your dog’s behavior really a problem?
Clicker training can be a highly effective approach for many animals (dogs, chickens, horses, dolphins, etc.), but is especially useful for aggressive dogs. It is an extension of training many people instinctively already do: when the dog behaves in a way we find desirable, we give them a reward. In this case, the clicker let’s them.. read more →
You can buy the Gentle Leader almost anywhere now, including on Amazon. It is often recommended when dealing with or trying to control a lunging, pulling or aggressive dog. See more information on managing an aggressive dog with a head halter. Yet there are still a few dog owners (even some trainers) who haven’t learned.. read more →
Using a target stick is not essential for treating dog aggression. However they can be very useful for training! And training can be fun – especially this kind. It works by teaching the dog to touch the end of the target stick or pole. This way you can teach your dog to follow it. This is useful for encouraging.. read more →