Aggression

Ladder Of Aggression

Ladder Of Aggression

Generally, before biting, dogs will give warning signals, such as growling, barking, and snarling. Now, if these warnings are ignored, because the human is not paying attention or chooses not to, or in some cases such as with children, unable to understand the warnings, they may lead to a bite or even an attack.  These signals begin with subtle behaviors…

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Calming Signals

Calming Signals

Do you know how to read your dog? As we all either own a dog or know someone who does, we should all know the common signals that dogs give – especially the ones that show that they are stressed because if we keep pushing when they are stressed, this can lead to a bite. So here are some calming…

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Owner Directed Aggression

Owner Directed Aggression

What Is Owner Directed Aggression? Usually occurs in situations involving access to preferred resources, during interactions such as petting, moving, handling and reprimanding, or attempting to take objects from the pet Aggressive responses may range from mild growling to lunging and injurious bites.  Responses may be unrelated to the suspected level of provocation. Common triggers include standing or staring at…

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My Opinion About Aggressive Dogs

My Opinion About Aggressive Dogs

You  might  be  surprised  to  learn  that the vast majority of biting dogs are family pets–77% of them belong to the victim’s family or a friend. How about your dog? Is he or she safe? Do you know the warning signs?   Dogs bite for a number of reasons, and any dog can be turned into a dangerous dog thru…

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Dog On Dog Aggression

Dog On Dog Aggression

Preventing Aggression   Frequent and regular interactions with other friendly dogs are important, especially during the dog’s first year of life. Interactions with other dogs should be monitored to avoid adverse responses from overly exuberant play or even aggression from other dogs. Don’t allow barking, growling,or lunging at windows or fences when other dogs pass by. Improve your control by…

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