3 Techniques To Calm Dog Aggression
I really love this collection of articles I found from ClickerSolutions recently, and thought I’d point you in the direction of one particularly good article on dog aggression.
You can read it here:
It’s a guest article from Karen Pryor on three techniques she’s used to help calm dog aggression while traveling around at all the seminars she holds, and teaching dog trainers.
In her events she, a high percentage of her audience has dogs, so she’s always using her audiences dogs to help teach things.
Invariably, this means she runs into dogs with issues, and has developed an interesting perspective on how to handle and address those issues on the fly.
It’s a great little article and worth a quick read.
As you read the article, pay attention to some of the things that she doesn’t go into great detail about, but are still crucial… for example, Replacement Behaviors are often a very good way to help overcome dog aggression issues. And Karen makes lots of little comments that show how she’s always thinking of what the dog wants out of an interaction with something, and then creating a compromise that allows a dog to still fill the satisfaction of feeling something out, but in an acceptable behavior.