Dogs’ aggression is a frightening experience for everyone affected. From a small display of aggression, or lunging, into a full-on bite it can be dangerous for people or other dogs, and even your own pet.
Dogs that are aggressive and reactive can be trained. It requires patience and time. Find a dog trainer that employs positive reinforcement for the dogs and owners.
Find a trained instructor who is certified
A lot of dog owners suffer from an issue with aggression. Inadequately handled aggression can result in serious injuries to both dogs and people. In the worst cases, a dog’s bite could lead to the animal being sent back to a shelter, or even to an department of animal control for euthanasia. It’s important to understand that aggressive behavior can be treated. The reason for aggression is usually fear and anxiety, but it may be inherited or caused by a bad previous experience.
A qualified dog trainer can help you overcome the dog’s anxiety and fears by addressing these issues. If you are looking for a local dog trainer near you, look for certifications and references, and ask what their training methods are. While anyone can print business cards, it’s essential to choose a trainer who follows the ethics declaration of their certification body and avoids using aversive methods of training.
You must also seek out an instructor who has experience dealing with dogs that are aggressive. If they have dealt with this kind of behavior previously, they will be able to offer some insights into what might be happening in the dog’s head and the best method to train him. You will get some good guidance on whether your dog should be treated with medication, or if he would be better off seeing a veterinarian behaviorist (DACVB). DACVBs are experts in animal behavior and are essentially veterinarians. Many owners of doggies that are aggressive regret not seeing one earlier when they see the positive changes that these professionals can bring to their dog’s behaviour.
Search for online dog training
The methods used by trainers who focus on dominance might use “corrections” like rolling your dog in an alpha roll or grasping their collars in order to prevent them from biting or barking. They can also use electronic collars that vibrate or remain static. These methods may initially increase the obedience of your dog but they tend to result in anxiety and fear which can lead to an increase in aggression.
The best online aggressive dog training will be focused on helping you build more trust with your pet to ensure that they respect you even when they are excited, scared or stressed. This is especially important for dogs who exhibit aggressive behavior since they tend to get angry and lash out in response to these triggers.
Many owners find that their dog’s aggressive behavior is afraid or feel they must protect their home or family, which can also be dealt with by a professional trainer. Participating in a group obedience class or working one-on-one with a trained trainer can aid your dog to become more secure and less aggression towards others.
Urban K9 is a highly-rated NYC training center that provides behavior modification and obedience classes to address leash reactivity, aggression towards other dogs or humans resources separation anxiety, and more severe behavior concerns. Owner Stephen Baum has extensive credentials and experience in training, including the e-collar, and has worked with hard to place rescue dogs at Rescue Dogs Rock in NYC.