Dogs’ aggression can be a nightmare for everyone involved. From a slight show of anger or a snarl into a full-on bite it can cause harm to people, other dogs, and even your own pet.

You can train reactive and aggressive dogs. It takes patience and time. Find a dog trainer that employs positive reinforcement for the dogs and owners.

Find a trainer who is certified

A lot of dog owners suffer from issues with aggression. Inadequately handled aggression can result in severe injuries to pets and humans. In the worst instances, a dog’s bite could cause the animal to be sent back to a shelter or even to the animal control department to be killed. However, the good news is that aggression can be dealt with. Anxiety and fear are typically the reason for aggression, however, it could also be caused by the genetics of a person or an experience that has been negative.

A good dog trainer will assist you in overcoming your dog’s fears and anxieties by addressing these issues. When looking for a local dog trainer in your area, look for certifications and references, and inquire about their training techniques. Although anyone can print business cards, it’s important to find a certified trainer who follows the ethics guidelines of the body that certifies them and doesn’t use any abrasive methods of training.

It is also important to find a trainer with experience in dealing with dogs who are aggressive. Having worked with this type of behavior in the past, they will be able to offer some insights into what might be happening in the dog’s head and the best way to help the dog to be more calm and peaceful. They will give you good tips on whether your dog is best treated with medication, or if he would benefit from seeing a veterinary behavior specialist (DACVB). DACVBs are veterinarians who are experts in the field of animal behavior and many people with aggressive dogs later regret not having seen one sooner because they see the huge changes these specialists can make in their dog’s behavior.

Look for Online Dog Training Classes

Some trainers rely on dominance-based training techniques that can include imposing “corrections” like rolling your dog’s backs in the alpha roll, or grabbing them by the collar to prevent their barking or biting and using electronic collars that vibrate or static. While these techniques can initially make your dog more loyal, they can result in anxiety and fear that can lead to increased aggression.

The most effective online aggressive dog training will be focused on helping you build an improved relationship with your pet so that they will obey regardless of whether they are stressed, anxious or stressed. This is crucial for dogs with aggressive behaviors because they tend to get angry and lash out in response to these triggers.

A lot of people discover that their dogs who are aggressive are anxious or feel that they are required to guard their family or home, this can be handled by a skilled trainer. Involving your dog in a class for obedience or working one-on-one with an experienced trainer can aid your dog to become more confident and reduce their aggression toward other dogs.

Urban K9 is a highly-rated NYC training program that provides behavior modification and obedience classes to address leash reactivity, aggression towards other dogs and humans resources, separation anxiety, and more serious behavior issues. Owner Stephen Baum has extensive credentials and experience in training, including e-collar training, and has worked with hard to place rescue dogs at Rescue Dogs Rock in NYC.