Tag - dog aggression


How To Think About Dog Aggression

In this short post, I’d like to talk specifically to people who treat their dogs as if they’re kids. Now, I love both my dogs and my kids. Sometimes even I feel that I love my dogs as much as my kids. But even if you do, there has to be a distinction drawn between …


How To Understand Dominance

In this post, I’d like to share a few of my thoughts about dominance. There is a preconception out there among dog trainers that dominance doesn’t exist, founded on the idea that dogs aren’t actually pack animals (which may or may not be true). This idea has gained a lot of traction during the last …


How To Deal With An Aggressive Dog

I opened up my email today and saw a question from a person looking for advice. “My dog is six months old and he’s starting to get aggressive. Do you think he’ll grow out of it?” My very frank response was “No, he’ll probably grow into it.” My experience suggests that he’ll start to do …


How To Stop An Aggressive or Destructive Dog

In this post, I’d like to talk about the role that exercise plays in making sure your dog is well-trained. This stems from a question that I’ve received a lot over the years, thanks to a certain dog trainer named Cesar Milan. Now, I’m not going to claim that I know much about Cesar Milan. …


How To Control Dog Barking And Growling

Today, I spent some time in my backyard with my dog Chocolate Chip and a Belgian Malamute who’s staying at my house to be trained as a personal protection dog. Needless to say, there was a lot of growling involved. So I thought I’d take a few minutes to talk about growling and what it …


A New Perspective On Dog Aggression Training

Today I want to tell you a humorous story that wasn’t very humorous at the time it was happening. (I told this story in my newsletter, so if you read that, this will be a repeat showing!) I flew back to Georgia last Thursday to buy some service and protection dogs for my clients. The …


Smart Exposure: How To Help Dogs With Anxiety

In today’s podcast, I’d like to discuss how to help your dog get over fear and anxiety, and the other barriers that sometimes set them back. Today, I was working with a great client who came in with some of her teenage kids. She told me that the dog we were working with was the …


Creating Harmony: How We Prevent Dog Fights

In this post, I want to tackle the somewhat controversial topic of dog fights. This subject came up recently because I was chatting with a client about our daycares. We run a daycare, and it’s a little different than most. I was explaining the difference between our daycare and other daycares. They asked what we …


Worth The Risk?: Dealing With Child Aggression

With today’s post, I want to talk about child aggression in dogs. This is a very tough topic. Dog aggression is one of my favorite things to work on, and I’ve developed some processes and techniques that are really world-class. I enjoy it, because there’s a lot of predictability in how you can solve aggression …

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