Aggression: in puppies and adult canines.

Aggression: in puppies and adult canines.

Puppy aggression

watch for:

  1. lungin
  2. dead-eye stares
  3. possessiveness
  4. lip curling
  5. aggressive barking

**especially dangerous is occurring during normal petting and handling.

**this must be stopped quickly

Your dog becoming aggressive with strangers, whether it’s out in public or in your home, is a car sign that your dog thinks that they are in charge and must protect you.

**You must take the charge back!

This includes:  growling, barking and leash pulling

Taken from ASPCA website:  Signs of Aggression

  • Freezing
  • Guttural Barking
  • Charging without making contact
  • Muzzle Punching
  • Biting
  • Nipping
  • Growling
  • Teeth Bring
  • Snarling
  • Snapping

Reasons dog might show aggression:

  • Some dogs might lash out when they feel threatened, afraid or frustrated.
  • Also to protect their territory
  • In pain

So what do you do now?

  • Always use a firm NO to correct unwanted behavior
  • You may need to re-train using positive reinforcement
  • You will need to take control back…that means controlling food, water, toys and playtime so your dog learns you are the pack leader again.
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