The escalating behavior between dogs can be frightening for all involved. It could be anything from a minor gesture of aggression to a full-on bite.

Reactive and aggressive dogs can be tamed. It takes time and patience. Choose a dog trainer who uses positive reinforcement with both dogs and owners.

Choose a dog trainer who is certified

Aggression is a significant issue for many dog owners. Inadequately handled aggression can result in serious injuries to both dogs and people. In the worst cases, a dog’s bite could cause the animal to be returned to a shelter or even to an animal control department for euthanasia. There is good news that aggressive behavior is treatable. Fear and anxiety are often the root of aggression but it may also be due to genetics or a negative experience.

A reputable dog trainer will help you overcome your dog’s fears and anxieties by addressing these issues. When looking for a local dog trainer in your area be sure to look for certificates as well as references, and then inquire what their training methods are. While anyone can make business cards, it’s important to find a certified trainer who follows the ethics guidelines of their certification body and does not use abrasive methods of training.

It is also important to find an experienced trainer who has worked with dealing with dogs who are aggressive. If they have dealt with this kind of behavior before they’ll be able to give you an idea of what could be happening inside your dog’s mind and the best method to teach him. They will give you good guidance on whether your dog should be treated with medication or if he could benefit from seeing a vet behaviorist (DACVB). DACVBs are basically veterinarians who are experts in the field of animal behavior and a lot of people who have aggressive dogs later regret not seeing one sooner due to the massive improvement these specialists can bring to their dog’s behaviour.

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Certain trainers are reliant on methods of training based on dominance that include imposing “corrections” such as putting your dog’s back with an alpha roll, holding them by the collar to stop them from barking or biting and using electronic static collars or vibrating collars. While these techniques can initially make your dog more loyal, they can cause anxiety and fear that can lead to increased aggression.

The best online dog training will focus on helping you build an improved relationship with your pet, so that they will obey regardless of whether they are stressed, anxious, or stressed. It is crucial to do this for dogs who have aggressive behavior because they are more likely to be violently reactive to triggers.

A trained trainer can be helpful when your dog is anxious or believes it must protect its family or the home. Enrolling in a class for obedience or working one-on-one with a trained trainer can assist your dog in becoming more secure and less aggression toward other dogs.

Urban K9 is a highly-rated NYC training program that offers behavior modification and obedience training to deal with leash reactivity aggression towards other dogs and humans and humans, resource guarding, separation anxiety, and more severe behavioral issues. The owner Stephen Baum has extensive credentials and training experience, which includes e-collar training, and has worked hard to find rescue dogs at Rescue Dogs Rock in NYC.