Aggression between dogs can be frightening for all involved. From a slight show of aggression, or lunging, to a full-on bite, it can be dangerous for people, other dogs, and even your pet.

It is possible to train reactive and aggressive dogs. It takes time and patience. Find a dog trainer that uses positive reinforcement for both the dogs and their owners.

Look for a Certified Dog Trainer near you

Many dog owners experience issues with aggression. If it is not addressed it could result in serious injuries to people as well as dogs and, in the worst instances, even a bite that could land the dog back in a shelter or even at the animal control center for euthanasia. The good news is that aggression can be dealt with. The reason for aggression is usually fear and anxiety, but it could be inherited or caused by a bad previous experience.

A skilled trainer will tackle these issues and help you aid your dog to overcome his fears and anxieties. If you are looking for a local dog trainer in your area be sure to look for certificates as well as references, and then inquire what their methods of training are. It is not important the person who prints your business cards. It is important that you locate a certified dog trainer, one who is in line with the morals of the organization that certifies them and doesn’t use abusive techniques.

It is equally important to select a trainer that is familiar with working with dogs who exhibit aggression. If they have dealt with this kind of behavior in the past, they will be able to offer some insights into what might be happening inside your dog’s brain and how best to train the dog to be more calm and peaceful. You will get some good tips on whether your dog is best treated with medication or if he could be better off seeing a veterinarian behavior specialist (DACVB). DACVBs specialize in animal behaviour and are essentially veterinarians. Many people who have an aggressive dog regret not visiting one sooner when they realize the positive changes that these professionals can bring to their dog’s behaviour.

Look for Online Dog Training Classes

Some trainers rely on dominance-based methods for training that include issuing “corrections” such as putting your dog back in the alpha roll, grabbing them by the collar to stop their barking or biting, and using electronic static or vibrating collars. While these methods may initially lead to your dog becoming more willing to obey, they frequently result in anxiety and fear that can lead to increased aggression.

The most effective online aggressive dog training will concentrate on helping you develop a stronger relationship with your pet so that they will obey even when they are excited, scared, or stressed. It is crucial to do this for dogs who have aggressive behavior as they will be more likely to react violently when they are provoked.

Many owners find that their dog’s aggressive behavior is afraid or feel they must protect their home or family, that can be handled by a skilled trainer. A group obedience class, or a one-on-one session with a trainer who is experienced can help your dog improve his confidence.

Urban K9 is a highly-rated NYC training program that provides obedience and behavior modification to tackle leash reactivity, aggression toward other dogs or humans and humans, resource guarding separation anxiety, as well as more serious behavior issues. Stephen Baum, the owner has extensive training and certification experience. He has also been a part of Rescue Dogs Rock, NYC and with dogs who were difficult to locate.