Dog Training for Aggressive Behavior is not an easy task. Many of those that have had aggressive animals in the past tell us they have tried everything to get them to stop and nothing works. Even like myself, many of the successful family pets we have had were family pets but had severe aggression as their primary characteristic.
The first step in dog training for aggressive behavior is to work with a pet owner who has had some form of an issue with his or her animal. You must learn about what the issues were, how they were dealt with and how they influenced the animal’s behavior. Many times the behavior problems started during the puppy stage and continue into adulthood.
The dog training for aggressive behavior is much more difficult when dealing with family pet dogs. In most cases, the family pet dog has had a traumatic experience in his life that left him with an aggressive behavior. He has also developed a deep-seated fear of being left alone in the house and this fear can cause the dog to act aggressively.
Many dog trainers will recommend the use of a muzzle when trying to train aggressive behavior in a pet dog. This will discourage the animal from biting and will help to reduce the amount of biting that occurs.
If you are having trouble with a dog’s aggressive behavior, it may be a good idea to take him to the veterinarian. In these cases the vet may prescribe medication that will help the dog to avoid any future negative associations and develop a more positive relationship with the human family.
One of the biggest factors that is commonly blamed when it comes to aggressive behavior in dogs is the type of training you provide. Often owners who provide a poor diet or lack exercise will have their dog become extremely aggressive and it can even result in violence and death.
Dogs are animals and are natural hunters. If they feel like you are doing anything to intimidate them and scare them they will become aggressive and if your dog is under a lot of stress and feeling lonely, they will often resort to violence as a way to get attention.
When training a dog for aggressive behavior, always remember to provide him or her with lots of attention, food, water, toys and lots of exercise. When he has all these things available to him and you are consistent, you should be able to get your dog to behave properly.
If your dog is aggressive, it is not unusual for him or her to bark or lunge at people. They are basically doing the same thing to try to communicate their feelings. Dogs do not bark to scare people; they bark because they are angry and are seeking attention. It can be very upsetting for both you and your dog to see him or her to behave in this way.
The best way to overcome aggressive behavior is to teach the dog how to control his or her temper and not to let the bad behaviors get the better of them. The first time your dog is given the command to stay or sit, it is important to get to know how to do this properly. This command is very important to be sure that you never give it to your dog when the situation calls for it.
Dogs are pack animals and you should never attempt to separate them from each other unless you are going to be away from home for a while. Dogs respond well to being in one another’s company. It is important to understand that it is normal for them to be excited or nervous to be left alone with their master, but they should never leave your side because they will become aggressive.
Some dogs are just not able to be around other dogs when they are anxious, nervous or are feeling threatened. If this is the case it is very important that you do not attempt to take control and discipline your dog by telling him or her to stop barking and/or leaving him/her alone because the aggressive behavior will not be changed.
In addition to controlling your dog’s aggression, you should also understand that you are the leader in the household. If you find that your dog is being disobedient or misbehaving, you should not only correct the behavior, but teach him or her that he or she cannot talk back to you.