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It is difficult to assess aggression problems in dogs, without observing owner and dog together. It is a more complex behavior because of all the variables. Differences in temperaments, for example. Often dog owners don’t know enough about aggression to help their dogs. They see their dog as mean or naughty, when in reality it isn’t. It’s exhibited certain behaviors due to what it has learned in the past through or by association. At The K9 BRC, we can help you to curtail these problems!


Dominant aggressive– These dogs are usually nice, normal dogs but growl or bite if someone puts them in a compromising position, or the dog perceives that someone is out of line. The reason is, you are not pack leader, so you should be submitting. You might have reinforced this behavior by petting or soothing the dog when it exhibited this dominant behavior. Or you may have backed away when it growled. Often, dominant aggressive behavior is learned and reinforced, but it can be stopped early.

Fear aggressive– bites because he is afraid of a situation he does not understand. This can be a very unpredictable behavior, because the dog’s perception of reality is skewed.

Leash aggressive– These dogs aggress while on leash. Often these aggressions are quickly suppressed and easily maintained.

Possessive aggression– Dog guards his food, bones, toys, or anything he thinks might be his for the taking. This category can be attributed to fear, dominance or both.

These are just some of the many types of aggression. All aggression problems need to be addressed on a 1 to 1 basis. If the dog owner has a good grasp on his dog’s behavior they can even prevent or curtail these problems. Early intervention will get the best and quickest results. Aggressions can be minimized and need to be maintained and managed. The K9 BRC can help you get your dog rolling in the right direction.


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