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10 Things You Need to Know About Aggressive Behavior in Dogs

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This article is intended to help dogs that bark, growl, lunge, charge, snap or bite when interacting with people or dogs. Stress, generalized anxiety, chronic stress, frustration, pain or underlying medical conditions can all contribute to aggressive responses. Address any potential medical issues with your veterinarian and read through these tips before creating and implementing …

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Do’s and Don’ts of Helping Dogs to Become Friends

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This article applies to initial dog-dog introductions, as well as, those dogs that need “relationship therapy.” Neutrality Minimize friction by being proactive. Put away the toys, keep bones in the cabinet, block access to socially significant areas (ie. sofas and beds), and avoid giving attention that could potentially spur conflict. Preventing fights through management is …

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10 Rules You Need to Know About Reactive or Aggressive Dogs

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Here are 10 things you need to know about implementing an effective behavior modification training plan for any dog that exhibits reactive fearful or aggressive behaviors. Rule #1: Track Progress in Months Dogs that are anxious, fearful, aggressive or hyper-active need to track progress in months – not days or weeks. Don’t get carried away …

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