Dogs with aggressive behavior
We are not surprised when we hear or see dogs bite or bark. Dog bites can be very dangerous and cause serious injuries. You may find yourself with a large medical bill or a lawsuit if your dog bites a stranger.
What causes aggressive behavior in dogs? Continue reading to learn why dogs may act aggressively, and how you can teach your dog to behave more friendly.
There are many reasons why your dog may become aggressive.
Here are some of the main reasons dogs can be aggressive.
Dog owners who are prone to hitting their pets when they make a mistake have this habit. Domestic offenses can range from pooping on the floor to chewing a pair shoes.
They make the mistake of hitting their dogs as a way to correct them or express their displeasure.
This could cause the dog to become either aggressive or afraid.
If the owner tries to hit the dog again, the dog may growl or bite.
Protecting the Owner
It’s not for nothing that they are called “man’s friend”. They can be very aggressive towards anyone who tries to invade or attack their owner.
When two dogs of the exact same gender are trying to mate, they can fight each other.
Territorial dogs may snap at an intruder, especially if they are another dog. Only the owner and the other residents in the house get along.
The dog can be a familiar or one that they have grown up with.
The dog may not be very welcoming to a first-time guest.
How to Protect Their Food or Items
You may get a growl or bite from your dog if you try to remove a bone. The same thing happens when someone tries to remove his favorite toy.
A dog that is scared can be aggressive. When a dog is chased by someone who has bullied him before, it may snap when he’s cornered.
Last resort, you can try to scare them away by yelling or baring your teeth.
Lack of Socializing
A dog that is isolated from other dogs or visitors may not know how to be friendly. He may also become aggressive.
Outside your home, this type of aggression can be seen. When you walk your dog, he may show aggression by displaying his teeth or barking at other dogs. The same can be said for people on the streets.
A dog that is kept in a cage or on a leash may become frustrated because he can’t move around as much as they would like.
He may become aggressive towards the owner, or anyone else who is near.
The dog may snap if the owner attempts to force the dog back into the cage or chains him up.
How to prevent your dog from being aggressive
You can keep your dog’s aggressive behavior to a minimum by following a few simple tips. It is nearly impossible to eliminate all aggressive behaviors in a dog, but there are some you can easily prevent.
Do not hit your dog
Dogs are strong animals with powerful jaws and teeth. They know how to use them. You may get a snap out of your dog if you continue to hit him for bad behavior.
It is better to correct the mistakes of your dog with voice commands than to hit him.
When he is misbehaving, give him a command that he will understand. You can use phrases such as “bad dog” or “inappropriate behavior” to make him understand what is unacceptable.
If he is doing the right thing you should reward him, but don’t beat him. It will only make him fearful of you and aggressive towards you.
It is important to let your family know that they should not hit the dog. You can also ask them to practice the voice commands on your dog if he is acting badly.
Do not allow him to mix with other dogs and people
If your dog has an anti-social behavior, he may not have interacted with enough people.
Allow your neighbors to pet him every time they come over. You can take your dog to the neighbor’s house so that he can interact with their dogs.
Make it a point to take him to the park for supervised play. He can play with other dogs and people.
When he becomes an adult, he will be less aggressive toward people and dogs.
Call a Professional
You can hire a professional behaviorist if all of your attempts fail. They are dog trainers.
You may not be able to diagnose the mental illness of your dog.
Show Him Love
Care for your dog constantly will help develop his character. Give him regular baths and play toys. Take him for walks or runs. Engage him in games such as “fetch”.
The conclusion of the article is:
Some of the reasons dogs can be aggressive we cannot control. Understanding what triggers your dog’s aggression will help you to learn. Use your observations to eliminate or tolerable triggers.
This article about dog aggression is sure to be helpful.