The aggression of dogs can be frightening for all who is involved. It could be anything from a minor display of aggression, to a full on bite.
The aggressive and reactive dogs can be trained. It takes patience and time. Find a dog trainer that utilizes positive reinforcement both for the dogs and owners.
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Aggression is a major issue for many dog owners. Unchecked aggression can cause serious injuries to both dogs and people. In the worst cases the bite of a dog could lead to the animal being returned to a shelter or even the animal control department for euthanasia. It’s good to know that aggressive behavior is treatable. The reason for aggression is usually anxiety and fear, however it can also be genetically linked or triggered by a negative previous experience.
A good trainer will address these problems and will work with you to help your dog overcome his fears and anxieties. Ask about their training methods and seek out references and credentials when looking for a dog trainer in your region. It’s not crucial the person who prints your business cards. What is important is that you locate an accredited dog trainer, one who is in line with the morals of their certifying organization and doesn’t use abusive techniques.
It is also important to find a trainer who has worked with dogs that display aggression. As someone who has dealt with this type of behavior previously, they will be able to give you some insight into what might be going on in the dog’s head and the best way to help him. They can give you some advice about whether your dog needs medication or would benefit from seeing a veterinary behavioral expert (DACVB). DACVBs specialize in animal behavior and are essentially veterinarians. A lot of people with an aggressive dog regret not seeing one earlier when they see the positive changes that these professionals can bring to their dog’s behavior.
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The methods used by trainers who focus on dominance might use “corrections” such as rolling your dog with an alpha roll, or by grabbing their collars in order to prevent them from barking or biting. They can also use electronic collars that move or have a static. While these techniques can initially make your dog more obedient, they often cause anxiety and fear that can lead to increased aggression.
The most effective online aggressive dog training will be focused on helping you build a stronger relationship with your pet to ensure that they respect you even when they are anxious, scared, or stressed. It is important to do this for dogs with aggressive behaviors as they will be more likely to be violently reactive to triggers.
A skilled trainer can help when your dog is anxious or thinks it has to protect the family or home. A group obedience class, or a one-on-one session with a trainer that is knowledgeable can aid your dog to gain confidence.
Urban K9 is a highly-rated NYC training center that provides behavior modification and obedience training to address leash reactivity, aggression toward other dogs or humans and humans, resource guarding separation anxiety, and more serious behavior issues. Stephen Baum is the owner. Stephen Baum has extensive credentials and experience in training, including E-collar training. He has also been working hard to get rescue dogs in Rescue Dogs Rock in NYC.