Dog aggression toward other dogs is a very serious matter. Even if physical contact is never made, managing a dog who’s pulling and lunging on-leash is very difficult–not to mention stressful for all parties–and attempting to defuse an attack in progress is downright dangerous.
Aggression toward dogs
Why is your dog suddenly aggressive toward other dogs? Without meeting your dog, it’s impossible to know for sure. That said, here are some of the most common reasons dogs begin to show aggression toward other dogs.
A trainer prescribed “desensitization” for my dog’s separation anxiety. What does that mean?
Dog muzzles are useful for preventing a variety of behaviors including biting and picking at wounds; learn when to use a dog muzzle and how to choose the right one for your dog.
Puppies start to learn as soon as they are born. They are especially receptive to retain what they learn during their first 13 to 16 weeks of life. It is especially important that puppies have experiences with other dogs, as well as with children and adults, from birth to 16 weeks, the optimal time for […]
Why dominance training is so controversial
Question:When is muzzling a dog appropriate and can you recommend a certain kind?Answer:By and large, muzzles are used to keep a dog from biting or causing injury. There are two types of muzzles: nylon (also referred to as the “groomer’s muzzle”) and basket.Nylon muzzles consist of a wide strip of nylon that surrounds the dog’s […]
Question:Can I stop my dog from guarding her food and toys?Answer:Yes. But first, for your safety, a quick snapshot of what guarding looks like: Dogs with food or toy aggression often display stiffened body postures when a person or animal approaches their food or valued possession. Many dogs will also growl or snarl. Some will […]
One of the thorniest issues a pet owner may face is introducing another dog or puppy into the family. A dog who has had the house and family to himself may not welcome another dog in his “den,” and may resent having to share his family’s attention. The initial meeting is important, so you’ll need […]
Our country seems to be in the grip of a dog-bite epidemic. Current statistics are approximately 4.7 million bites per year, with about 1 million of those bites requiring medical care. One to two dozen people each year in the United States will lose their lives to a dog attack. These numbers may actually be […]
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