Chapter Obedience training for your aggressive dog a primer

One of the best things you can do for your aggressive dog is to put him through obedience training. True, it's not a quick fix for all your doggie problems, but certainly it is the foundation for solving any canine problem. Besides, if you didn't know, training itself opens up a whole new channel of communication between you and your dog. By training your dog well you can instruct him to do whatever you want. Teach him to 'stay' or not rush out of the door to 'sit' or not jump on visitors to...

Is your dog aggressive to innocent passersby Do

Innocent passersby get the brunt of your dog's aggressive streak with his snarls, snaps, bites, growls and verbal threats while they pass him by in the street or in parks Such behavior could arise from a series of past bad experiences your dog has gone through. Even if this is true, it is very embarrassing for you and begs you to think of the day when he will injure someone in the street whether human or animal. How can you prevent such an unfortunate and dangerous situation from occurring How...

Lunging and growling at other dogs and strangers

Perhaps you are unfortunate to have a dog that snarls, barks and lunges at the sight of passersby. To some extent, this is a natural reaction with dogs as you can't possibly expect your dog to like every stranger or strange dog or anyone or thing unfamiliar. But that doesn't mean that you raise an unsocialized dog that would be a nuisance outside your house. It is therefore essential that you learn to attract your dog's attention when in public and in the thick of distractions on the road....

What to do when you meet a new dog

Ask the owner's permission before petting his dog Leave a mother and her pups alone If a dog is tied up, asleep, eating, behind fences or in vehicles, don't try to attract his attention or this will make him whine and bark You and your children should not chase or tease dogs, or pull their ears or tails Do not grab their food, bones or toys When two dogs fight, don't try to stop it, but call an adult or professional for help Your responsibilities as a pet owner If your dog bites anyone, you...