An aggressive dog will display signs like snarling, barking, growling, baring teeth, and in the worst cases, biting. This kind of dog needs dog training as soon as possible to help control its behavior and make it a happier dog.
There are many different kinds of reasons for a dog’s aggression. These include fear, jealousy, bad treatment by previous owners, being territorial, or other unknown reasons. A few dog breeds are more susceptible to being aggressive than others such as Rottweilers or Chow Chows.
Dogs are protective and when they sense a threat to their or their master’s territory, they want to defend it. Dogs are pack animals so they also want their place in their pack known.
If a dog was previously abused, he will now be fearful ofstrangers and may bark, snarl or bite strangers that get too close. This does not mean they are bad dogs, it is just that they are scared and want to defend themselves.
Socializing may be important to pups and if puppies are not socialized, they are more likely to be aggressive. A dog that experienced abuse with its previous owner or who had an owner that responded to aggressive behavior may be another basis of dog aggression.
Aggressive dog training will teach dogs what behavior is acceptable and what behavior is not. With time and effort you can train your dog to stop the aggressive behavior.
It is crucial to start training an aggressive dog right away because people are frightened of them and for good reasons. Nobody wants their dog to bite someone.
When a dog shows aggressive behavior, give the dog a loud and firm “No!” and put the dog in time out. Dogs love attention of their owners and this time out will cut it off from its owner after the bad behavior.
Release the dog after the designated time and the next time the dog becomes aggressive, do the same thing and the dog will understand that this negative behavior makes his master upset.
Another tip in aggressive dog training is to never chain up your dog for long amounts of time as this will also make a dog have aggressive behavior and make sure your dog receives enough exercise and attention.