How To Deal With Over Aggressive Dogs

Aggressive Dog

Along the historical journey that human race has gone through, we've come into contact with animals who were not hostile. Some of them were even willing to work with us.

Of course, every relationship has its cost so we've had to feed them and they would give us access to their animalistic strength and abilities such as their heightened sense of smell, vision, and hearing. Of course, all of this is in comparison to humankind.

Two Dog Fighting

Through the domestication of these animals, we've been able to transform these once feral survival-prioritizing beasts into companions, and even lifelong partners. This was no easy feat, not by a long run; in this process, humans have had to deal with feral wild animals, and those very same creatures have had to endure alien conditions.

Unfortunately, nothing in this world is perfect. So the relationship we have with dogs isn't either; there are some lingering signs of the past lives of these animals in their instincts. For example, even domestic dogs have certain breeds that can be very vicious when they've been wronged or triggered.

In today's society, this behavior is unacceptable for a dog. Therefore, we have certain breeds that are banned in some cities and countries.

Too much aggression in a dog is something most pet owners can't control, and it can be a startling reminder of the fragile bond between man and animal. Still, there are certain ways of managing and training even the most aggressive dog breeds.

What To Do

Most of the time, the issues that plague our pets tend to have a direct correlation with behaviors that humans have. We tend to expect human behavior from our pets, but they are dogs and will always have their own hierarchy and attitudes that only they understand. 

So the goal should not be to try and make dogs more human but to understand their world and account for it as owners.

The living conditions and areas your dog visits can be the first place to start when it comes to controlling the overly aggressive behavior. Most aggressive dogs breeds will usually be triggered by some kind of play of dominance, meaning something or someone is challenging them and their status. Similar to humans, dogs have their own hierarchy.

One thing to do is stop bringing your dog near other dogs that are more energetic and playful until you’ve fixed your pet’s aggressiveness. On the road to recovery, every bump will set your dog down the wrong path. So make your dog interact with calmer dogs and make them comfortable around other canines if socialization is one of its triggers.

Aggressive Dog Barking On Good One

Another technique is to garner the respect of your pet, which involves making them understand that you are the dominant one in the relationship. Asserting the right level of dominance can sometimes be enough to solve a lot of cases of aggression in dogs.

Certain dogs need to be calmed down and be told to stay before doing activities like walking so that they are not in a full predator/protector mentality. A lot of situations can be avoided with these strategies alone, but in other cases seeing a professional may be necessary.

Aggressive Dog Breeds

In many cases, it's not as if every dog of a breed labeled as "bad" is inherently evil, but with our fast-paced lives, we don't have time to discern which one is causing the trouble in the group.

Many owners need to understand that dog breeds that are labeled as problematic can also be some of the sweetest ones depending on how they’re raised. Ensure that you get your dog from a reputable breeder and train them well to ensure that you don’t have issues.

Certain breeds are much more prone to being aggressive seeing as some were indeed raised to be warriors and not partners. The most prominent example of this would be the Pit Bulls; they are a breed that definitely is known for being hyper aggressive.

Numerous cases have been brought to light over the years where it's come to the point that the name of the Pit Bull causes some to flinch. Another example of an aggressive breed would be the Rottweiler; it is known internationally as a guard dog. This reputation is well deserved because these dogs pack powerful bites that have injured many.

How To Train Aggressive Puppies/Dogs

Most of the problems that owners have with their pets will typically be caused by the dog itself. This is simply because, like children, they don’t fully understand how things work around them in society. Blaming the dog in these situations will typically not help much.

Training Aggressive Dog

So who or what is to blame? A lack of discipline and exercise. Most of these bigger breeds have energy exploding out of them, so when you do not have them doing exercise, they repress their need to express their strength. And similarly to humans, bottling up anything for too long is going to end up unpredictable.

Discipline is something most people don't have, so most dog owners do not have it either. Here is something you can do immediately with an aggressive dog to train it not to be so bold: bring its energy level down. Calming your dog will not only show you are in control but also help it understand that there is no threat on the horizon and that it should relax.

Conclusion

So here is what you need to remember about aggressive dog breeds and aggressive dog training. The important part is finding out what in the environment might be causing your dog to act in this way. Is it the people? Is it other dogs? The sooner you find out, the better.

Watching which dog breeds you’re working with is also crucial in starting to control their behavior since a Chihuahua can't cause as much damage as a Pit Bull. Feel free to leave a comment down below if you have any questions or concerns.

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