Archive for the 'Dog Aggression ' Category

Stop Walking Your Aggressive Dog

Stop Walking Your Aggressive Dog

It isn’t working! It is making your aggressive dog worse! You can do it and I will explain why it is so important. I have said this before…. And, I will say it again… Stop Walking Your Aggressive Dog! Not...

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Why American Dogs are More Aggressive Than European Dogs

Why American Dogs are More Aggressive Than European Dogs

I have read some very interesting articles that compare European children and American children and the comparisons are startling. Did you know that Norwegian and Danish parents often leave their infants outside, sometimes in temperatures of -4 F for up...

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The Top 5 Reasons Your Dog is Aggressive

The Top 5 Reasons Your Dog is Aggressive

The puppy in the video below is 4 weeks…YES, 4 weeks…old! This is much too serious a behavior for such a tiny puppy! Dog aggression seems to be of epic proportions lately! Sometimes I wonder if it is because I...

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Why Cesar Millan Should Never Talk About or Train Service Dogs

Why Cesar Millan Should Never Talk About or Train Service Dogs

  The video clip below has been making me livid for decades! I know, it is bad for my health to get angry, but I can’t help it. I have spent too many decades training Service Dogs. I think this...

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How to Inadvertently Teach Your Dog to Be Dog Aggressive and Reactive

How to Inadvertently Teach Your Dog to Be Dog Aggressive and Reactive

20 years ago, dogs that were “leash reactive” or looked “dog aggressive” were few and far between. But, nowadays, so many dogs and their owners suffer from this horrifying behavior, it is more common than not. What is “Leash Reactivity”?...

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The 9 Ways You Are Stressing Your Dog Out

The 9 Ways You Are Stressing Your Dog Out

Have you ever experienced stress? Of course you have!  We have all experienced stress! The problem is that undue stress (the kind that is unpleasant and can’t be controlled) causes numerous health problems. Change is sleep habits (loss of sleep,...

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Why I Said “That Dog Should NOT Be a Service Dog”

Why I Said “That Dog Should NOT Be a Service Dog”

Nothing gets me cussed at and told off quicker than my reply when someone sends me an email about fixing their dog’s behavior problem because he “is” or they want him to “be” a Service Dog. First off let’s be...

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That Electric Collar is NOT a Quick Fix For Your Dog!

That Electric Collar is NOT a Quick Fix For Your Dog!

I have said it before, and I will say it again (probably over and over again)  – we don’t take the time for our dogs that we used to. And, society is hell-bent on the “Quick Fix”. We live in...

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Understanding More about “Triggers” in Dog Training

Understanding More about “Triggers” in Dog Training

  I use the word “trigger” A LOT lately. And, through extensive communication, I realize that not every knows what it means when it comes to dog training. So, what does “trigger” mean when it comes to dog training? What...

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That Bite Came Out of Nowhere…or Did It?

That Bite Came Out of Nowhere…or Did It?

Dog aggression is a complicated thing. It seems I spend a lot of time writing about it, thinking about it, learning about it and trying to help clients whose dogs are suffering from it. I have spent most of my...

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