Taking a look at dog aggression!

You need to know that on the whole dogs become aggressive out of frustration and dominance. The frustration usually, though not always comes from a lack of exercise, and the dominance comes from a lack of calm-assertive leadership.

When dealing with aggressive dogs, I almost always start by working with the owners, explaining how to establish themselves as pack leaders and to understand the animal in their dog. This is a crucial part of rehabilitating your dog: changing your behaviour If you revert to your old ways, so will your dog. In most cases problems with dogs aren’t usually the dogs fault but the owners own miss misgiving’s For many of these dogs, it is a lack of adequate exercise that is the root of the problem. The plain and simple fact is physical activity burns the dog’s excess energy and helps maintain his healthy state of mind. This is important because, in order to communicate with the mind, you need to remove the energy from the body.

If you live with an aggressive dog, I urge you to find a professional dog trainer to work with you and your dog. Most cases can be rehabilitated with time and dedication, and we owe it to our dogs to try. Calling it a day and having the poor dog put down before you have even tried to solve the problem is a quitters way out.

Breed Aggression:

I deal with a lot of what I call red mist cases , and I often hear people incorrectly blaming the breed. Any breed can cause trouble and be aggressive The difference between an aggressive Yorkshire Terrier and an aggressive pit bull is that the bigger breeds can cause proportionately bigger damage.

So therefore it is important to recognize the power of a strong breed, like the Pit Bull, the Doberman, and the Mastiff. These dogs are very powerful and, if they are unbalanced, they can cause very serious injury.

You need to remember, these dogs don’t dream of being in the news when they grow up. Dogs don’t premeditate bad acts like people do. Bad things happen when powerful breeds (or mixes of powerful breeds) live with humans who like the breed but don’t understand and fulfil the animal in the dog. Many people consider the look or popularity of a breed before thinking about whether the dog works for their lifestyle.

This is always in my opinion a recipe for disaster.

To control a powerful breed, you need to become the dog’s pack leader and establish, rules, boundaries and limitations You need to fulfil the dog as Nature intended him to be fulfilled. If you are considering adopting a powerful breed, make sure you are willing and able to take on the responsibility.

It is important to understand that red-mist dogs are usually frustrated animals. To control a powerful breed, you need to master the position of pack leader. The sheer size and strength of a pit bull, Mastiff, Doberman, Rottweiler, or any other large dog can quickly transform a frustrated and dominant animal into a serious threat. You must gain control of the situation before it escalates.

Animals aren’t to be used as fashion statements. All too often you see people who use dogs as a way of showing there social standing but these people fail to realize what it really is there taking on.