Dogs’ aggression can be frightening for all who are involved. From a small display of anger or a snarl into a full-on bite it can be a risk for humans, other dogs, and even your pet.
The aggressive and reactive dogs are able to be controlled. It takes patience and time. Choose a trainer that utilizes positive reinforcement both for the dogs and their owners.
Choose a dog trainer who is certified
Aggression is a big problem for a lot of dog owners. If not taken care of, it can lead to serious injuries to people and pets and, in the worst cases the bite could land the dog back in a shelter or even at animal control to be killed. There is good news that aggression is treatable. It is often a result of anxiety and fear, however it could be inherited or triggered by a negative experience in the past.
A good trainer will address these issues and will work with you to help your dog overcome his anxieties and fears. When looking for a local dog trainer Look for their certifications and references, and inquire about their training techniques. It is not important which printer you choose to print your business cards. What is important is that you find an accredited dog trainer, one who is in line with the ethics of their certification organization and does not use aversive methods.
It is also essential to find a trainer who has experience working with dogs who exhibit aggression. They will have experience with dogs that exhibit aggressive behavior and can give you insights into your dog’s thinking. You’ll get advice on whether or not your dog should be treated with medication, or if it would be better off seeing a veterinarian behaviorist (DACVB). DACVBs specialize in animal behavior and are essentially veterinarians. A lot of people with aggressive dogs regret not visiting one earlier when they see the positive changes that these professionals can make to their dog’s behavior.
Search for online dog training
Trainers who use dominance-based techniques could consist of “corrections” like rolling your dog with an alpha roll or grabbing their collars to stop them from biting or barking. They may also utilize electronic collars that move or are static. These techniques can make your dog more obedient however they can also create anxiety and fear which can lead to an increase in aggression.
The best online dog training will focus on helping you develop a stronger relationship with your pet to ensure that they will obey regardless of whether they are excited, scared or anxious. It is crucial to practice this with dogs who have aggressive behavior as they will be more likely to be violently reactive to triggers.
A trained trainer can be helpful if your dog is insecure, or feels like it has to protect the family or the home. Enrolling in a group obedience class or working one-on-one with a skilled trainer will aid your dog to become more secure and less aggression towards 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 or humans and humans, resource guarding separation anxiety, and more serious behavior issues. Stephen Baum, the owner, has extensive training and certification experience. He also been a part of Rescue Dogs Rock, NYC and with dogs who were difficult to locate.