Dog Training

Avoid Aggressive Dog Behavior

Prevention is better than cure. This certainly applies to aggressive dog behavior, because aggressive behavior is a very large part of the prevention and thus it implies efficient dog training too.

Please ask

First you need to know about the different breeds, their traits are and what education they need. Consider carefully why you want a dog: for companionship, a watchdog for the children, etc. Also you need to know if you have enough room, how much time per day he can run, how much time you have for your dog and with whom the dog goes together: other dogs, children, elderly persons etc.

Only when you have the answer to all these questions you can begin choosing the breed that suits your life style. It is also convenient to the potential assertion of your puppy to compete with Campbell’s test.

Feed your puppy properly

A good upbringing of your puppy is very important. Know the critical moments in the development of your puppy, because precisely at those moments can occur potentially aggressive dog behavior. There are two critical periods: the first socialization phase (from birth to 6-8 weeks) and the second socialization phase (from mid-month 2 to month 4).

In the first socialization phase it nourishes the hair female puppies, which she encourages the slower and more assertive puppies just what slows. So she teaches the pups example how hard they can bite without hurting each other and how they should behave. Never take a puppy for the 7 week with his mother is taken away.

In the second socialization phase, also called imprinting, the new owners take the role of the mother to take over. They must teach the puppy how to behave with people and what his place in his new family (pack in the eyes of the puppy). Everything that the puppy learns now will apply in later life. Now is the time to get him used to other dogs, children and adults. The more positive contacts the young puppy does with other dogs and people, the better.

Careful with penalties

It is very important that you deal with reward and punishment. Physical punishment should never be and can only be used if your puppy caught in the act. It is much better to reward work, but here it is very important that your timing is OK.

Talk to your vet

A good relationship with your veterinarian is important because he / she is the one who can guide you in raising your puppy. Many such practices give puppy parties where puppies safely be together and learn from each other. Talk about the behavior of your puppy each consultation. Perhaps behavior is what you normally find a vet for a first signal of aggressiveness. The earlier aggressive dog behavior is recognizing the greater chance of successful treatment. If your dog exhibits aggressive behavior, you have to act immediately. Try not to make excuses, but proceed immediately. Aggressive behavior does not occur suddenly, but rather a gradual process.

It is best avoided, but be alert, recognize aggressive dog behavior and take action on time.