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How to easily stop dog aggression

Dog aggression can be a very serious problem and if it is not handled correctly it can result in a very dangerous problem. Aggressive dog training is one thing you can do to quickly solve the problem however. Dog's bite millions of people every single year. For a number of different reasons, children are those that suffer the majority of dog bites.

Aggression in dogs can be brought about in a number of ways. Sometimes the environment that they live in plays a big part, while other times they inherit aggressive behavior. Some breeds are more likely to be aggressive than others, Akita's and Bulldogs are fine examples of this. As dogs traditionally live in packs, they are also built to fight for the top position and sometimes do this using aggression.


The most important thing is that you understand this particular behavior and work towards actively training them to stray away from these aggressive tendencies. If you take the time to establish yourself as the leader of the pack, your dog will be more likely to follow your leadership, than if you simply give in to the dog. Once you give in then you can expect some of those aggressive behaviors to become worse and for some of them to be geared towards you.

A few different causes of dog aggression include fear, and to protect their home. They are also usually extremely aggressive to other dogs especially if they are the same sex. However, no matter what type your dog of aggression your dog has, you will need to start their training as soon as possible.

One of the first things you should do to stop your dogs aggression is try to get your dog used to being around other dogs, let your dog socialize with other dogs. You can start letting your dog socialize with others as soon as it reaches 3 months of age. Adult dogs will often need more than just additional socialization. Specialized training may be required.

Regardless of how stubborn your dog may seem, with consistency and persistence you can train it to be less aggressive. Make sure you are seen as the Alpha Dog and have the respect of your dog – this will make the training that much easier. Positive reinforcement and praise goes a long way, use it when your dog behaves the way you want him to and he will learn over time how he should be behaving.

When training an aggressive dog, do it slowly over time. Don't expect results from one day to the next and always be prepared for your dog to lash out. If your dog is showing too much aggression, consider taking him to a vet. Underlying medical conditions may be causing the aggression.


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