How To Stop Aggression In Dogs

If you want to understand how to stop aggression in dogs you need to askHow To Stop Aggression In Dogs yourself two questions!

First, are YOU subconsciously encouraging aggression with your dog simply by joining in? Secondly, does your dog listen to you just before it behaves the way it does when you try to fix the problem?

The Answer Below

At this point, your dog has established himself to become aggressive and will take no notice of anyone including you.

He is making his own decisions and will not listen to you even if you try to show him a different way to behave.

He is simply doing what he thinks he is supposed to do and is the right thing to do. In his thoughts, he is the pack leader.

Dogs aggressive behavior is always done so as to protect their pack and their own lives.

Why Dogs Become Aggressive

First, there is a wide range of different types of aggression from dominant to fearful and other behavior in between.

Then there is the unpredictable aggressive behavior that occurs at any time depending on different factors.

The step you need to do is observe what your dog is aggressive towards, it could be other people, animals, other dogs or objects.

Correcting Behavior

The way to stop dog aggression is to show your dog that you are the pack leader.

Your dog thinks that it is the pack leader, it becomes fearful and attacks to protect, you and himself.

Dominant dogs are more controlling, they often attack when they have the option to run away. However, fearful dogs will only attack if they have no place to run.

There are some fantastic video sites now that show you exactly how to become the pack leader.

This video below will show you how to stop dog aggression.

Become Noticed As A Pack Leader

Once you have convinced your dog that you are the pack leader he will start to take notice of how you are behaving!

If you are not behaving as a pack leader then more than likely your dog will continue to ignore what you are doing.

Remember, dogs are pack animals and they follow the pack leader.

The best example of a professional dog trainer putting this into practice is The Online Dog Trainer. Dan’s site provides live videos of this method being demonstrated and he explains exactly how to stop dog aggression by simply convincing your dog that you are the pack leader.

Thank you for stopping by. I hope you have enjoyed this post and if you have any questions or want to leave a comment, please write your comment below.

22 thoughts on “How To Stop Aggression In Dogs”

  1. I really enjoyed this dimenstration and would love to see more. i have a male husky and he isnt aggressive but he does act like he is in charge so if i ever add another male to the family then i will be sure to try this to see if the tension breaks. I will have defiantly be watching more of these training videos to find out how to change the leadership because he does try to pull alot when going for a walk.

    1. Hi Brittany, I’m glad you found the video very helpful. I will be updating by posting more info soon. Thank you so much for your comment and I appreciate it.

    2. Hi Brittany, I’m glad you enjoyed the video and found it helpful. I will be posting more information and videos soon. Thank you for your comment and I appreciate you stopping by.

  2. I really enjoyed this demonstration and would love to see more. I have a male husky and he isn’t aggressive but he does act like he is in charge so if I ever add another male to the family then I will be sure to try this to see if the tension breaks. I will defiantly be watching more of these training videos to find out how to change the leadership because he does try to pull a lot when going for a walk.

    1. Hi Taurayne, I’m glad you found the video very helpful. A visual demonstration is so much better to view so you get the actual view of how Doggy Dan works with dogs. I appreciate you stopping by and thank you for your comment.

  3. My wife’s family had a dog that became aggressive when the Alpha in their house passed away. They bought a shock collar that worked well for many years.

    However, he then attacked a neighbor and then later my father in law which led to them putting him down. Maybe had they learned how to establish themselves as the leader this could have been avoided.

    1. Ahttp://www…so sorry to hear that. Aggression in dogs is one of the biggest reasons why dogs are put down. If dogs owners understood the method of becoming a pack leader, it would avoid many dogs from being destroyed.

      Thank you for your comment.

  4. Hi,
    Thanks for sharing. I have two pitbulls since they were puppies so they listen to just myself and my husband.

    The older pitbull is aggressive towards strangers and other dogs. An incident happened with a stranger spraying pepper spray in his eyes so that made him protective.

    In general, if a stranger sprayed pepper spray in your face, you will normally not trust people you don’t know until they gain your trust.

    I have a softer voice than my husband so when I am talking to the older pitbull, I have to raise my voice and sound stern for him to listen.

    Sofia

    1. Hi Sofia, dogs do become aggressive after a bad experience from someone. We had a dog that constantly barked and growled at this one person every time he walked our street. We knew he must have done something to make him react that way.

      Thank you for your comment and have a great day!

  5. Very useful information. It’s like having your own trainer. Well done! And, it has an “easy to navigate” layout.
    Your current feature article on your homepage is informative, without being judgemental to the pet owner. It removes the “bad pet owner” feeling for them. Well written indeed. Good luck to you in this endeavor. I will spread the word about your site.

  6. Very interesting. My sister had a dog growing up named Sparkle. A Cocker Spaniel He was very aggressive at times. He would often get food of the table that was not guarded. Then go under the table. If you got close then he would show his teeth. Or he was very protective of my sister in her room. He would be very very aggressive barking an such.
    It was scary.
    Are Cockle Spaniels really aggressive usually? Are there different ways to train each breed?

    1. All breeds are different, but any breed can become aggressive, some more than others. However, they can be trained. Doesn’t matter what breed, small or large, using the right tools to train your dog, they can learn.

      Thank you for stopping by and comment.

  7. Wow, this is a great post. My dogs are small (toy poodles) so they’re not real aggressive. But good to know this anyway. My little dogs DO have other issues though… Like barking every time my husband goes outside our house. He’ll take the garbage out or just walk to the garage and they just bark non-stop. It drives us both nuts. I thought i may be able to apply some of the suggestions anyway. Maybe you have another post on this. Will look. Thanks

    1. Hi Jackie, dogs will bark when a family member leaves the house..it’s their way of protecting it’s owners because the dog is the pack leader and that’s what they do. There is an article about this problem…How To Train Your Dog To Stop Barking – Solution to Out Of Control Barking.

      Thank you for your comment. I appreciate it.

  8. Another great post on this site, this is such an important topic, and one i have had to face a lot in my life growing up with dogs. I’ve always raised my dogs well, to be peaceful creatures, but I’ts always made me angry when i see dogs trained to feed into their aggression.

    I 100% agree that it is crucial that your dogs know you are the pack leader at all times – so you are the provider, the apex of the pack, you are the decider and in return for their learning this over time, you treat the animals with equality, feeding them, cleaning them, giving them toys, chews and super comfortable beds, little sofa time here and there 😉

    Anyway thanks for sharing this, please keep up the great work!

    1. Hi Marley, I appreciate people like you who cares so much for dogs unlike other people who don’t give dogs the much needed attention and care. I appreciate you stopping by and thank you so much for your comment.

  9. I have a 40kg male golden retriever and it can be hard sometimes to establish myself as the pack leader when he is a lot stronger than me. Luckily goldens have a beautiful nature and I rarely have any problems with him. Occasionally he may becomes aggressive towards other male dogs.

    1. Hi Amy, my niece has a golden retriever and he is a very gentle dog. Sounds like you have a good relationship with your dog. I’m glad you stopped by and I appreciate it. Thank you for your comment.

  10. Rosa,

    I really enjoyed this post and video. It was fascinating to see how the dog that was aggressive at first ended up calming down through the steps of taking time, walking parallel to the other dogs, getting acquainted on the leash and eventually playing happily!

    I had several huskies that acted like this dog. They were not mean and generally didn’t fight but they did the aggressive posturing and acted like they were the alpha in any situation. This is great advice reading dog body language and leaning how to stay calmly in control!

    Jessica

    1. Hi Jessica, I’m glad you found the content and video helpful. I appreciate you stopping by and thank you for your comment.

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