Stopping Dog Aggression: Are You Provoking Aggressive Behavior?

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Dog aggression is common and most owners are able to teach their dogs to cease any aggressive behavior successfully. When it comes to stopping dog aggression, we can easily get on top of it.

However, it may be possible to avoid dog aggression in the first place. A little known secret explains why so many dogs have to be trained not to be aggressive.  Some owners actually cause it in the first place.

It is much easier to prevent dog aggression if you actually cause it than to stop dog aggression after the fact. The way you greet your dog has as much to do with causing dog aggression in some households than any given environmental factor. Most owners greet their dogs incorrectly but do not realize that they are doing so.

For example, if you make eye contact and lean over your dog with your shoulder squared then you are not only establishing dominance but also acting in a threatening manner according to your body language. If you then pat his or her head then you are compounding this and this could scare your poor pooch to death. Given that, you may want to think about how you greet your dog.

However, if your dog is just plain happy to see you and doesn’t react to your body language, you probably don’t have anything to worry about.

If you do not want to start any kind of dog aggression then you absolutely need to think about your own behavior and make sure that you are not being aggressive or provoking such a reaction. That way, both you and your dog will be happier.

So if you get down to your dog’s level and say hi then your dog may feel comfortable and not see you as a threat.

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