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?
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As dog owners, it is no surprise to us that a dog’s behavior changes according to the situation they are in. But researchers in Japan have discovered some subtleties in dogs’ facial expressions we may not know about. Using a high-speed camera to study the subtleties in 12 different dogs they learned that there is significant interaction between the.. read more →
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.. read more →