What is Fear Aggression in Dogs & How Can You Help Them?
If you find that your dog is unable to run away when confronted with something scary, they may feel intimidated and choose to fight back. This behaviour is often referred to as fear aggression. Training aggressive dogs requires you to understand their behaviour, so you can come up with the right ways to manage it. Read ... Read More >
Why Dog Bites Happen & How to Stop a Dog from Biting
Dog bites are always a cause of worry for the owners. If your dog acts aggressively, it is essential to understand the reason for their behaviour and take swift actions. It helps to know that responsible dog ownership and establishing a great relationship with your pup can keep everyone around them safe. In addition to this, ... Read More >
How to Tell If Your Dog is Being Aggressive
Angry and out-of-control dogs are both dangerous and unpredictable. They, however, do not become aggressive overnight. There are always signs that indicate such behaviour. Recognizing them can help with training your aggressive dog. Although it can be challenging to deal with such puppies, learning about the signs can help you manage their actions and establish a long-term relationship with ... Read More >
Food Aggression and Resource Guarding
You may occasionally find that your new dog may begin to show signs of aggression towards their food, water, toys, or other resources. Your family pet may develop aggressive and guarding behaviours over time as well. There are different methods for approaching how to treat this aggression, including training and obedience classes.
Don’t Try Hand-Feeding as A Solution – Often, people attempt to ... Read More >
Regular Vaccination Schedules Provide Dog, and Owner, Vital Health Protection
When a puppy first comes home, its owners are usually made aware of the vaccinations it has received to that point and provided with a standardized schedule for the additional vaccinations that will needed throughout its first year of life. In many cases, the breeder will give the owners a record book/log that can be used to plan ... Read More >
Aggressive Dog Behaviour Can Occur Even Without Direct Provocation Or Threat
There are undoubtedly countless stories of people who have been bitten unexpectedly by a dog. Usually, these stories go on to say that there was no reason for the dog to bite or no reason for such aggressive and potentially dangerous behaviour. While this may be true in an overt sense, i.e.: the person did not openly provoke ... Read More >
Dudley – A Case Study In Dog Aggression
I was first called to Dudley’s home because he was exhibiting aggression toward other dogs. He was a literal nightmare on walks due to this behaviour. He would bark and lunge at any dog he encountered, and snarl and show his teeth. The owners were very unhappy with how stressful their walks were.
When I arrived for the assessment, upon entering ... Read More >