Dog Trainer Virginia Beach Blog
Aggressive dogs all seem to have their own special pet peeve. For some, that pet peeve is other dogs. They may growl, snap, or otherwise act out toward another dog within your own home (known as sibling aggression), or they may show aggression toward dogs passing by your window or during walks. These are all examples of dog on dog aggression, and, like all types of aggression, it should be nipped in the bud immediately.
Dog on dog aggression generally stems from two common instincts amongst dogs: the will to dominate, or feeling threatened. If you own multiple dogs, and the aggression is directed at one of your other dogs, the will to dominate is usually the culprit. One dog wants to be in charge, or seen as the leader of the pack. If the trigger is a strange dog, it could be your dog desiring to show dominance, or it could be that your dog is concerned for his safety or the safety of his home/family (which he would view as pack mates).
Although this aggression may never be meant to hurt people, unfortunately it often does. There are hundreds, possibly thousands, of stories of owners or children getting injured because they simply got in the way of a dog and his desired target. Even if this never happens, a dog dealing with dog on dog aggression could easily injure another pet. Take the stress out of the equation by enrolling your dog in my in-home training program.
I’ve successfully helped dogs with aggressive tendencies by placing the owner in the leadership position and taking that option of being the leader of the pack away from the dog in question. This allows them to be more relaxed and more responsive to your boundaries and commands. No more aggression and no more stress for you.
To learn what type of training plan would be right for your dog, give me a call today at 800.649.7297.