Five Steps To Treating Dog Aggression



The safest and most effective way to treat an aggression problem is to implement behaviour modification under the guidance of a qualified professional. With the current financial climate being so hard on many, this article should get you started.

Does your dog bark intensely, growl, snap, or bite?

Aggression is one of the most common reasons dog owners seek the help of a behaviourist (or trainer but more about this late). It is not just large dogs and so-called “dangerous breeds” that are prone to aggression; any breed is capable of becoming aggressive. Although aggression cannot be fixed overnight, you can take steps to curb aggressive behaviour and help your dog remain calm.

7 Signs That Your Dog May Become Aggressive


Any dog can become aggressive, and it is essential to observe a pattern of warning signs, like:

  1. Growling and snapping

  2. A rigid body and quickly wagging tail

  3. Lip licking or yawning

  4. Averting gaze

  5. Raised fur

  6. Cowering and tail tucking

  7. Seeing whites of the eyes

These warning signs indicate anxiety or fear.

Five Steps to Treating Aggression

Make a note of when your dog shows these behaviours and the circumstances surrou