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 are aware of it. In fact … [Read more...] about How anxiety relates to dog aggression and why we need to treat it
controlling dog aggression
We and our dogs are unable to pay full attention to more than one thing at a time. Outside of dogs that are aggressive toward their owners, it means that if you can hold your dogs attention, they will not be attention to whatever else he is becoming aggressive towards. Dogs that are not attending to the threats in the their environments are not going to become anxious, and … [Read more...] about The importance of getting your dog’s attention at the earliest stage of aggressive arousal.