How To Deal With An Aggressive Dog
A puppy who’s biting you or another person from your household is doing this because he hasn’t yet learned the principles of playing humans. Your pet hasn’t accepted his poor position on your loved ones. At this time, he’s only an obnoxious pup who desperately has to be trained.
The very first point to understand is that a pup will place anything and everything in his mouth. He expresses himself with his mouth. During teething period at age four to six months, he’s got a terrific need to mouth. There are ways to alter this behavior. Please realize that your pet isn’t bad if he’s mouthing you rather aggressively.
If you manage any sort of physical punishment if he bites too hard, he’ll finally react in kind. He’ll learn how to defend himself if anyone raises a hand and will grow to be a dangerous adult puppy. During teething time provide things for him to chew on. Whenever he has a need to chew on you or the furniture, give him one of these wash rags to work over. Provide a box filled with chew toys like nylon bones or hard rubber balls.
A puppy must have something to chew on as there are teeth hurt and it’s a part of their development.
In case he bites you,
After he starts to apply any pressure with your hand, just scream. Startled, he’ll release and, as soon as he does, say, “Good Dog!” Keep doing this until you see him noticeably inhibit his bite. He’ll learn that skin is tender and he can only press down very lightly during play. Make certain each member of your family follows this exact same procedure.
Never play with gloves on your hand. He may bite down harder without your knowing it, and the next time you play with bare hands, you might get hurt. It’s not a fantastic idea to have tug-of-war games with old socks because he might need to bite down very tough to hold on which retards the preceding bite inhibition learning.
This advice pertains also to any sort of stuffed animal. A little child may walk in one day dragging a teddy bear, and your pup, seeing a stuffed animal, may grab it for his own and inadvertently grab fingers also. When this sort of thing happens, tell him in a loud, firm voice, “NO!” After that, give the command, “Sit,” followed by, “Good Dog!” He’ll soon learn how to approach you and immediately go into a sitting position.
Naturally, teaching him to sit is part of his training plan. If you keep having problems place your hand over his mouth and close or squeeze on it with slight pressure and SAY NO, loud and firm, if he bites you. Yelp real loud and ignore him… Then continue to ignore him for a couple of minutes before returning to try again and if he does well praise him. A couple of occasions and many puppies get the hang of things and would much rather have praise from their owner.
It’s normal for a dog, at one time or another, to get into a fight with another dog. Some dogs are more inclined to fighting than others. They either act, or are, more aggressive for various factors. Amazingly enough, most dog fights do not lead to serious injury. It’s not a very good idea to try breaking up a dog fight since you may wind up being the person who gets injured.
Dogs act aggressively toward other dogs for many different factors:
- A dog who’s tied up or restrained in some way acts more aggressively because he senses that he’s defenseless.
- A dog may act aggressively because he’s been attacked by another aggressive dog sometime in his life.
- A puppy who was not properly socialized to other dogs. Naturally, he grows up feeling anxious and tense in the company of other dogs.
- He might have been the runt of the litter, learning how to fight for a feeding space.
- A dog may act aggressively because he’s learned this behavior from his mother or he might have inherited this characteristic from one of his parents.
- Some dogs aren’t social due to their need to defend territory. The territory may be the yard, the home, or personal territory, such as the food bowl or the bed.
- A female in heat, or with puppies, might act aggressively toward other dogs. Two neutered males will be more aggressive toward each other than two neutered males.
- Some dogs act any way they want since they’ve assumed a leadership position with their caregiver.
As you can see, there are a lot of ways a dog acquires a disposition for acting aggressively toward other dogs. It’s important for you not to unintentionally reinforce this sort of behavior. You can try a few things. Take him for frequent walks where he can be exposed and socialize with other dogs. Do not restrain him for wanting to investigate another dog if you don’t know his intentions.
If you sense that you can’t control your dog aggressiveness, consider to consult an expert. Unless you are a dog expert, actually there is not much you can do to deal with your dog aggressiveness. An expert can diagnose the inflicting problem. And he can decide on how to treat your dog.
But in the end, your dog will be in your hands. Get control of your dog. Take a leadership position in training your dog.