Unwanted Aggression Reduction for Dogs in the Milwaukee Area
Aggressive Dogs Are Dangerous Dogs, No Matter the Size
Most people associate dangerous dogs with Pit Bulls, Rottweilers and other large dogs. The truth is, even a small dog, like a tea cup poodle, can seriously injure people. Aggressive dog biting is a problem no matter what size canine. Small dogs can still bite people in the face or finger, potentially causing serious injuries. If your dog reacts aggressively to people or other dogs, you have a dangerous dog and need to address the problem before it’s too late. Rogue Dog Training uses reward based lessons to curb unwanted canine aggression in the privacy of your own home. At your free consultation, Rogue Dog Training will assess and determine the scope and duration of the program required to reduce aggressive behaviors.
Recognize the Signs of Canine Aggression before It’s Too Late
Knowing the difference between an excited dog and an aggressive dog is crucial to preventing animal attacks. Dogs bark for a variety of reasons, but aggressive barks are usually deeper, rapid and more guttural. Showing teeth, especially while growling, is a dog's way of flashing its most effective weapon and intimidating a perceived enemy. Nipping without breaking the skin is almost always the last warning before an actual bite or series of bites will be delivered. Do not interpret your dog's displays of aggression as play. If your dog is willing to show its teeth or nip you and your family, it is an aggressive dog who will bite sooner or later. Rogue Dog Training's ABCDT certified dog trainer will come to your house and begin reducing your dog’s unwanted aggression so you and your dog can live together peacefully.
The Different Kinds of Dog Aggression
Dogs display aggression for different reasons. Broadly speaking, canine aggression is generally a response to territorial, possessive and fearful situations. Territorial aggression is displayed when a dog believes it is responsible for keeping all unknown people and animals out of its territory, which is often a house or yard. This kind of aggressive dog will chase or attack mailmen, meter readers or guests for trespassing on the dog’s territory. Dogs exhibiting possessive aggression have formed an inappropriate bond with people, food, toys or other goods and will act aggressively to stop them from being taken away. Dogs growling or nipping at people who come near them while eating or sitting on a couch or bed are displaying possessive aggression. Aggression based on fear is often linked to shy dogs attempting to defend themselves. If a dog is afraid of strangers, it may act aggressively and bite them as part of the flight or fight response. Any kind of aggression can be addressed by Rogue Dog Training, but it is always best to act quickly before canine aggression gets out of control.