Why is your dog acting the way he does? Do you understand what his behavior is telling you? What is really going on when he “appears to be aggressive”.
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Most of what you read on the internet or hear people talk about dogs being aggressive…”being in charge or being dominant, controlling, alpha or submissive” is not true. Rather than being aggressive, your dog is more than likely afraid of something.
When your dog starts barking unnecessarily and excessively, should you begin shouting at him/her to be quiet? If they hear your irritation, will they understand that you want them to stop? Probably not! Your dog may interpret your loudness as you joining in his “fun”, and you most likely will stimulate him with your shouting. So that won’t help. So, what should you do?
Got a new puppy? How fun! Except when you come home and find one of your favorite shoes or one of your throw pillows in chewed to shreds all over the living room floor. This might not make you feel any better, but you’re in good company…most new puppy owners face the same situation.
Because of improved healthcare, veterinarian care, better eating and exercising habits, “man” and dog are living longer now than any other period of time. And although that’s a good thing, like “man”, man’s best friend develops special needs and health issues as they age.
Although you have taken your dog to the vet for her annual exams, you’ve kept her immunizations current and you’re diligent in feeding her the right foods, sometimes like you and I, your dog is going to get sick. Then what do you do? Do you wait and watch or do you take her to the vet?