Dog Aggressive Training: Understand & Eliminate your dog's aggression behaviorWritten by Moses Chia
Aggression behavior in a dog is a normal form of canine communication similar to human frustration or anger. Like human, aggressive behavior occurs in every dog. The different lie in level of aggression shown in them, and this is where dog breeds come into picture. While some breeds are born with a greater tendency to become aggressive, problems usually occur in homes that knowing or unknowingly encourage development of a dog’s aggressive behavior. It’s important to know what is going on when your dog show aggression, biting unwelcome strangers in your house is justifiable aggression. But if he bites postman or you when you push him off couch is certainly a crime! There are basically 3 main types of aggression behavior shown in dogs namely, dominance aggression, possessive aggression and territorial aggression. Dominance and possessive aggression are one of most common reasons why dogs growl at or even worse bite their owners. This type of behavior does not develop in a vacuum and is always a result of dogs’ interaction with its environment and owners. The dog has been accessing his position for some time and decided to challenge you for alpha leader position. If your dog is showing aggressive behavior towards you or any family members, he has to be brought down to earth again. You must let him know that he is lowest ranking member in family: 1. Avoid physical punishment if possible, it is too provocative and may make matter worse. 2. Review your relationship with your dog to determine why your dog is challenging you. Do remedial steps to assume to role of alpha leader role again:
Crate Training Tips - How to crate train your dogWritten by Moses Chia
A crate is a valuable and useful training tool. Its main purpose is to provide security, safety and protection for short term confinement while training a puppy or new dog about its own and house boundaries. A crate may look like a jail cell, but when used properly is your dog’s natural den – a personal space where he’ll feels secure and comfortable. The best place to place a crate would be where your dog can see environment and family members, hear and smell your house - kitchen is usually a good spot. An ideal crate should be large enough to allow your dog to stretch out, stand without hitting his head and be able to turn around. The crate should not be so large that your dog can relieve himself in one corner and play move away to play and sleep in another. If your puppy is still young and is not fully growth, try to block off certain section of crate with cardboards or wood boards. To encourage your dog to “like” his new den, you should preferably equip it with soft beddings, a bowl of water and a toy that he likes. (You might want to remove water at night when you are potty training your dog) You must introduce crate slowly to your dog. Crate him in smaller interval, about 10 minutes, and gradually increase over time. Your dog need time to get used to being crate. Never crate him for more than 30 minutes or longer for first time.