The escalating behavior between dogs can be frightening for all who are involved. It can be anything from a minor display of aggression to a full on bite.
You can train reactive as well as aggressive dogs. It takes patience and time. Find a dog trainer who uses positive reinforcement for both the dog and its owner.
Find a trainer who is certified
Many dog owners have an issue with aggression. If left unchecked it could result in serious injuries to both humans and dogs and, in the worst instances the bite can result in the dog being in a shelter, or in animal control for euthanasia. It’s important to understand that aggressive behavior is treatable. Fear and anxiety are frequently the cause of aggression, but it can be triggered by genetics or a negative experience.
A skilled trainer will tackle these concerns and will work with you to help your dog overcome his fears and anxieties. If you are looking for a local dog trainer near you, look for certifications and references, and ask what their training methods are. It is not important which printer you choose to print your business cards. What is important is finding an approved dog trainer one who is in line with the morals of their certification organization and does not use aversive techniques.
You must also seek out an instructor who has experience working with aggressive dogs. Having worked with this type of behavior in the past they’ll be able to offer an idea of what could be going on in the dog’s head and the best method to train him. They can give you some advice about the need for medication or could be able to benefit from seeing a vet behavioral expert (DACVB). DACVBs are vets that specialize in animal behavior and a lot of people who have dog aggression regret not having seen one sooner due to the massive changes these specialists can make to their dog’s behaviour.
Find online aggressive dog training classes
Some trainers rely on dominance-based methods for training that include issuing “corrections” like putting your dog on their back in the alpha roll, holding them by the collar to keep them from barking or biting or biting, and also using electronic static or vibrating collars. Although these techniques may initially make your dog more obedient, they often lead to fear and anxiety that can lead to increased aggression.
The best online aggressive dog training will concentrate on helping you establish an improved relationship with your pet so that they respect you even when they’re excited, scared or anxious. It is important to develop this kind of relationship for dogs with aggressive behaviors as they will be more likely to be violently reactive to triggers.
A skilled trainer can help if your dog is insecure or believes it must protect its home or family. Enrolling in a class for obedience or working one-on-one with a trained trainer can aid your dog to become more confident and decrease their aggression toward other dogs.
Urban K9 is a highly-rated NYC training program that offers behavior modification and obedience training to address leash reactivity, aggression towards other dogs and humans and humans, resource guarding, 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.