Signs of Aggression
you know the signs of aggression?
you ignoring the warnings?
you living on the edge because of your dog? IMPORTANT: If your dog is showing signs of aggression, you should rule out any medical problems or injuries that may be causing your dog pain. A trip to the veterinarian is a good idea.
dog is a member of your family and should be. He or she is your
friend, companion, buddy and pal. You can only hope to bring as
much comfort and joy to your pet as your pet brings to you. It is
no wonder that many dog owners, when faced with an aggressive dog,
wish that the unacceptable behavior would simply go away --- dissolve
--- take a powder --- and get lost.
they ignore it --- pretend it doesn't exist --- and avoid it. They
insist, "He'll grow out of it!" Or they think, "Our
dog loves us and wouldn't hurt a member of the family." Or
they say, "He isn't aggressive all the time." Hello!
Think about it. If dog owners (and a lot of professionals) didn't
ignore the problem, people wouldn't be living with aggressive nightmares.
Children wouldn't be maimed for life. There would be no deaths from
dogs. Insurance companies wouldn't be denying homeowners and renters
the liability coverage they so desperately need. And certain breeds
of dogs would not be discriminated against. Aggression is
not a breed problem. It exists in every breed, just
as loving, wonderful dogs exist in every breed.
an open mind and take a new look at your dog. It's the only way
you can recognize and acknowledge the signs of aggressive behavior.
You can't solve, modify or control dangerous behavior if you don't
recognize it. If you can't modify the behavior, sometimes you can
control it and that can save your dog.
is a mistake to believe that if a dog has not bitten anyone, the
problem is not serious. If the other signs of aggression are there,
you are just lucky to this point. An aggressive dog can go beyond
his warnings at any time and hurt someone.
signs of aggression are usually easy to deal with, but the older
a dog gets, the less likely you will be able to modify or even control
it and that can seal the dog's fate -- or someone else's.
signs are blatant, others can be subtle.