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?
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.. read more →
If you are trying to treat an anxious, reactive or aggressive dog, you might know it’s critical to your dog’s success that your dog does not go “over threshold”. (To learn more about why, see more about how anxiety relates to aggression and why we need to treat it) and the importance of getting your dog’s.. read more →
This is great! We all can participate anonymously in this study on how owner personality affects a pet dog’s behavior by filling in this online questionnaire. The results will help dog owners understand the influence they are having on their dogs. Knowing this will allow us to modify our interactions in a positive way. This is particularly.. read more →