Aggression

Find out why your dog is exhibiting aggressive behavior. And find out how to deal with his aggressiveness by trying some different training tips like a different type of collar.

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Aggressive Dog Training Tips: Methods That Work

Most of the time, when you see an aggressive dog, he was not born that way. An owner of this type of dog may not fully understand how to train their pup. This lack of training often leads to aggressive behavior because the dog responds to situations using his instincts since he has never been taught differently. Learn why it happens and how to get your dog to stop aggressive behavior.

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Choke Collar: Is It The Right Choice For You?

Choke collars are used in many of the same training situations as pinch collars, for the most part in maintaining composure outside the home and with aggressive dogs. Choke collars can be helpful with larger dogs or dogs with aggressive tendencies; again they should not be used on small or fragile necked breeds….

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How To Deal With Dog Aggression Towards Other Dogs

Having an aggressive dog can cause a lot of concerns for owners. Often, it can be challenging to take your dog on walks or into any public setting when you’re always concerned about approaching other dogs. This scenario puts stress on you and your dog and makes it feel like an impossible situation. There is hope. Lots of dogs respond positively to different training techniques and programs. Get informed and start working toward what might work for your furry friend…

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Rehoming An Aggressive Dog: When Is It Time To Say Goodbye?

Saying goodbye to your dog is difficult no matter what the circumstances. In my family’s case, we had to bid farewell to one of our dogs because he was becoming more and more aggressive. This decision wasn’t made lightly, but ultimately, we knew it was best for us all…

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Why Do Dogs Growl When Playing? Fighting, Tips To Avoid, And More

You roll up to the dog park, and Fido is excited to play with all the pups. After a little bit, Fido has selected his playmate, and you notice the dogs are growling at each other while playing. Are they being aggressive, or are they just playing? How do you know when playtime has escalated to aggression? And why do dogs growl when playing? We’ll help you understand why your dog growls when playing, so you can monitor the situation and ensure it doesn’t turn into aggression.

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What Does Dog Growling Mean, And When Is It A Problem?

What does it mean when a dog growls? If you have a dog who growls and snarls often, you’re likely wondering if she’s overly aggressive, not well-trained, or suffering from other health or behavioral issues. Dogs growl for different reasons, and it’s often simply a normal way they communicate. However, in some cases, dog growling can signal an underlying problem that needs to be addressed. We’ll help you try to figure out why your pup is growling in different situations and when it’s a cause for concern.

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Bypass The Blacklist: Dog Liability Insurance

Having trouble finding a place to live because your dog is blacklisted as a “bad breed?” Can’t secure homeowners or renters insurance that covers your pooch? Many of the top insurance companies won’t provide dog liability insurance for certain breeds of dogs deemed “dangerous.” There are a number of lesser-known insurance companies that disagree with the concept of labeling dogs solely because of their breed. If you own or are thinking about getting a “bad breed” dog, this article is for you…

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Dog Breeds Most Often Blacklisted By Home Insurance Companies

The old adage that dogs are a man’s best friend doesn’t always apply to home insurance companies. The unfortunate reality is that there are certain dog breeds that many insurance companies blacklist, denying you coverage if you own that breed. What are the most common dog breeds that insurance won’t cover? See if your pup falls on the list and how to navigate homeowners insurance if you have a blacklisted breed.

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Dangerous Dogs Act: What Breeds Are Covered?

The dangerous dogs act was a law passed in the United Kingdom in 1991 aimed to try to reduce the number of dog attacks by specific breeds.Parliament stepped in to create this Act after a slew of incidents where serious injury or death resulted from dog attacks of a particularly aggressive breed that were uncontrolled. This legislative response was designed as a way to protect the people; however, over time many have come to see this Parliamentary Act as being discriminatory and ineffective. Let’s discuss some of the specifics regarding the dangerous dogs act and whether or not this was an effective response to a societal concern…

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Best Dog Muzzle For Barking, Biting, Grooming & Walking

Muzzles can help curb lousy behavior, including barking, biting, chewing, and nipping. But there are various types of muzzles depending on your needs, your dog’s breed, specific behavioral issues, and other factors.

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Barking Mad: Why Dogs Bark And How To Stop It

The doorbell rings, a school bus drives by, a dog is across the street or you’re standing in the kitchen, it doesn’t matter what you do, it seems like Fido is barking at everything. Why is Fido barking and how can you stop it?…

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