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?
While you may think your dog is aggressive because of the neighbour’s black dog or the guy wearing that crazy hat, it is now believed by the scientific community that anxiety or uncertainty underlies most dog aggression (1). That anxiety or uncertainty in dogs underlies dog aggression is not immediately obvious. As a result it is overlooked unless you.. read more →
What to do when your Significant Others sabotages your dog training. I’ve got difficult challenging kids. Both have been identified as intellectually “gifted”. This mean their brains work on a different level – and I mean in other ways than just being “smart”. They are highly sensitive, intense, argumentative, easily bored, and relentless about their.. read more →
This dog-training article about food motivation (see below) was written almost a year ago, and yet trainers still struggle with clients and others that insist their dogs are not food motivated (or worse – using food for training leads to euthanasia – yikes!) But seeing this article pop up on the K9aggression Facebook feed reminds.. read more →
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