How to Solve Dog Aggression

Screen shot 2012-09-23 at 8.13.54 PMCommuniCanine is the aggression leader in the state of Utah. In the majority of the cases you will see a huge reduction in aggression after our first session which then leads to a long term fix!

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Ty Brown and CommuniCanine work with and fix more aggression cases and more aggressive dogs than any other trainer or behaviorist in the state of Utah! Don’t trust an aggressive dog to an underqualified trainer. If your dog has aggression issues don’t waste time and risk a lawsuit! Have us train you and your dog. No more behavior problems, GUARANTEED!

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Dog aggression is a big liability to the dog owner. Every year dog bites from aggressive dogs account for hundreds of thousands of hospitalizations and millions of injuries. Salt Lake City and surrounding areas are not immune to the problem. Utah dogs account for many dog bites and aggression issues.

There are numerous types of aggression from dog aggression to human aggression to handler aggression to food aggression and territorial aggression. Each one requires a special touch in order to fix. While every type of aggression is different and every dog is different there is a general formula for curing all types of aggression.

  • Control your dog. This means obedience training.  When we refer to obedience training we’re not talking about getting your dog to sit for a cookie.  Treat level obedience is not effective enough to inspire a change in aggressive behavior.  Picture your dog when (s)he’s acting aggressively.  Does your dog care about the treat?  Or the trigger to the aggression?  You need high level obedience that isn’t dependent on treats if you are going to solve an aggression issue.
  • Control your dog’s environment.  You need to be aware of your dog’s triggers and how to best address them in the environment where your dog is.
  • Desensitize your dog to the root cause of the aggression.  This means understanding your dog’s triggers and using the obedience to ‘re-define’ them for your dog.  We need to teach your dog that a doorbell ringing isn’t cause for aggression, nor is a neighbor dog, nor is a tall man, etc.
  • Address the aggression head on and teach your dog that aggression is absolutely unacceptable.  We teach an incredibly effective way for correcting aggression when it occurs.

Aggression is a difficult problem to deal with but nearly always has a fix. If you have been told by other trainers or veterinarians to medicate, get rid of, or euthanize your aggressive dog please call us before you do so. More than likely there is a solution to your aggressive dog problem. Trust your dog with aggression issues to the trainer in Utah who has been sought after the world over for fixing aggression.

**New Video**

Check out the video below.  This dog was sent to us by a local prosecutor as a last chance after he’d bit someone.  This guy had bit several people before finally landing in hot water.  He couldn’t be around anyone in public without lunging and attempting to attack.  A few weeks into our boot camp, however, and this guy is now safely in public.

The following is another fun video. Nearly every dog in this shot came to us due to big time aggression issues. Within a short period of time they’re able to co-exist without issue.

2 comments on “How to Solve Dog Aggression
  1. Maren says:

    I just brought a dog from China a few days ago. He’s 8 months old and unneutered. In China, my dog was exposed to other dogs and children, as well as my pet guinea pigs when they got loose. He never showed any signs of aggression. Then, a day after I got to my parents’ house in the U.S., he started growling at my mom. She would back away each time. He was perfectly gentle with everyone else, even the 4 cats. But he growled at my mom. This morning, 3 days after I arrived, he bit her without warning. Hard. She was screaming and bleeding.

    My parents think he might have sustained some sort of trauma on the trip from China that caused him to lash out. They also suggested that his possibly being part wolf might mean his behavior is unpredictable. In any case, we are all heartbroken that this has transpired.

    We’re looking at sending my dog to an animal sanctuary. I’m deeply saddened to lose/possibly abandon the dog I’ve had since his babyhood, but I can’t risk this happening again, as I will soon return to China to teach. What if this happened to a child?

    Nevertheless, and without much hope, I’m writing you now with two questions: Could my dog ever be safe around people again with the right professional help? And do I have any right to take a chance?

  2. admin says:

    Hi Maren. Most dogs can become safe again even after intense aggression. That is, of course, with the right training and follow through.

    I don’t understand the question about “your right” though?

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