- dead-eye stares
- lip curling
- 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
- Guttural Barking
- Charging without making contact
- Muzzle Punching
- Teeth Bring
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.