When you decided to bring home a golden retriever, you probably didn’t think you’d deal with problems of aggression. However, it’s a common misconception that only certain breeds of dogs can be aggressive. Under the right circumstances, any breed of dog is capable of becoming aggressive. The good news is, with the help of a professional dog trainer and aggression dog training, we can greatly reduce the level of aggression your pooch exhibits towards both people and other dogs!

Aggression Toward People

While it is somewhat normal for dogs to act territorial when a stranger approaches either their owner or their home, it is not healthy for dogs to act overly aggressive towards strangers or familiar people. Aggression in dogs usually stems from either a real or perceived threat. In order to ensure your dog does not hurt someone, seeking the help of a professional dog trainer and aggression dog training is essential. For the safety of you and others, here are a few actions that typically precede aggressive behavior:

  • Growling
  • Becoming rigid
  • Biting
  • Curled lip
  • Exposed teeth
  • Raised hackles

Aggression Toward Other Dogs

Some dog owners would never dream of taking their canine friend to a dog park because the truth is, their dog is no friend to other dogs. If your dog is aggressive towards other dogs, it is likely either a genetic trait or a learned behavior. Inter-dog aggression is also more frequently observed in male dogs who have not been neutered. Aggression dog training is a key component in addressing your pup’s hostility and ensuring no dogs will be harmed when they come in contact with your dog.

To learn more about aggression dog training and schedule your dog’s classes, contact us today!