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Community Training for Aggressive Dogs 

  

  

Did you know our training experts can help you to manage, modify and prevent problem behaviours in your dog? With over 40 years of experience training dogs for law-enforcement and international obedience trials, our experts will teach you to overcome difficult behaviours like growling, snarling, snapping, lunging, nipping, biting, barking, leash-pulling and poor recall. Using special behaviour modification techniques, our experts will help identify the cause of your dog’s problem-behaviours and then create a customized treatment plan, teach you how to carry it out successfully, and follow-up to help with any headaches you may be experiencing along the way. Contact us for more information. 

The most common types of dog aggression include

  • Territorial aggression: The dog defends its space or your home from what it deems to be an intruder.

  • Protective aggression: The dog protects members of its pack against another animal or a person. Mother-dogs are also extremely protective of their puppies and may become hostile toward anyone who goes near them.

  • Possessive aggression: The dog protects food, toys, bones or another object of value. This is also called resource guarding.

  • Fear aggression: The dog is fearful and tries to retreat in an uncomfortable situation, but then attacks when cornered.

  • Defensive aggression: Similar to fear aggression -the dog attacks in defence of something rather than trying to retreat first. They have usually given subtle indications that they want to be left alone before biting.

  • Social aggression: The dog reacts aggressively to other dogs or people in social situations. 

  • Frustration-elicited aggression: The dog behaves aggressively when on leash or in a fenced yard. When the dog becomes stimulated and cannot act on that stimulation, it may act out. Sometimes a dog may become overly-excited, such as before a walk, and nip its handler.

  • Redirected aggression: The dog might become aggressive toward a person who attempts to break up a dog-fight. It may also happen when the dog can't reach the target of its hostility, like a neighbouring dog on the other side of a fence.

  • Pain-elicited aggression: The dog is  aggressive  when injured or in pain.

  • Sex-related aggression: Two male dogs or two female dogs become aggressive when vying for the attention of a mate. This applies to intact animals and can be avoided by spaying and neutering.

  • Predatory aggression: Instinctive predatory behaviour, like chasing wildlife, may translate into serious danger when a child is playing chase with the dog. It may start out as an innocent game but dogs with predatory aggression may quickly turn on and  bite the child.

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