There’s a video that’s getting a lot of dog owners talking lately. If you watch it, you might be angry or shocked at first, but I know you’ll be glad that you watched it…
In today’s newsletter, we’re going to look at how to deal with aggression and biting.
Aggression in a dog is frightening. The first time your once-cute-and-cuddly puppy decides to snap or lunge at someone in your home, you likely break out in a cold sweat and start worrying about how much further it could go.
But dealing with those aggressive tendencies doesn’t always have to be the stressful, nearly untenable situation you fear.
More than 99 percent of all dogs with aggression and biting tendencies can be trained and handled safely. You just need to know where to start.
* Getting Past the Fear
A dog that likes to snap at people is scary, and you’re forgiven for being afraid the first time. But don’t forget that this is your dog. If you show fear to him, you’re only going to further those bad behaviors and make it worse.
So, step one in overcoming these bad habits is to take control of your household and banish fear. You don’t just need to tell your dog you’re in charge, you need to believe it and show it.
Much of what a dog communicates is through body language, and if yours says, “I’m afraid,” he’ll respond accordingly.
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