Assessing and working with an angry dog can be exceedingly challenging. Even if it’s an aggresive dog barking. You should always remeber it’s not something that might be fixed swiftly it will take patients and time.
Fairly often I am getting calls from people who think they’ve got an angry dog, but instead it is simply a poorly behaved dog that hasn’t had any training or boundries.
There may be many various reasons for the aggression. The 1st step is to evaluate why the dog is displaying aggression.
1. Absence of socialisation with others or dogs.
2. Genetics can play a crucial role with aggression.
3. The lack of a master in the pack so that the dog assumes the role.
4. Fear can start aggression.
5. A untrained dog who’s never been taught that aggression won’t be allowed.
Spaying or spaying your dog can definitely help in answering some behaviour issues including aggression. You will need to do that as speedily as achievable. Sexual maturity can undoubtedly cause aggression in some dogs.
If you realize you have got an angry dog you must reach out to a pro dog trainer for help. A trainer which has worked with assertive dogs can be a handy asset in helping your dog become a better family member.
The first step in helping an aggressive dog is obedience training. Obedience training makes you as the master and develops the master dog relationship. It shows the dog you’re the alpha of the pack and he doesn’t have any reason to show aggression to protect you are your property.
Try hard to avoid creating eventualities where your dog feels a wish to display aggression. If your dog is aggressive to other dogs keep him away from areas where he will meet strange dogs.
If your dog is aggressive with dog lovers try and avoid areas where there are a considerable number of people. If your dog looks to be protecting at the door to strangers constrain your dog in a crate before you reply the door to avoid any accidents and to keep your dog from reacting.
As your obedience training continues you’ll find that you have better control of your dog. Using the sit, the sit-stay, the down and the down-stay commands for your dog will give you ultimate control.
Use common sense courtesy and move to the opposite side of the street if your dog is assertive with other dogs or people or dogs when on a walk. They may appreciate it and you’ll avoid a probable responsibility situation.
Begin to use your dog’s obedience when out on walks and around people. Employ the sit-stay and the down-stay whenever appropriate.
And last but not least ensure that your dog has lots of exercise. That does not imply simply playing in the yard.
Your dog should ideally go for walks daily to relieve the pent-up energy within him. Keep in mind that a properly trained dog is a happy dog and exhausted dog is much happier.