Dog on dog aggression or Dog on people aggression? We can help you and your dog.
There are many reasons why your dog may be displaying aggression. These include, injury, fear, dominance, control, maternal, redirected, food, or even just because it has learned to enjoy it.
Whether aggression is displayed to a family member, stranger or another dog, it is definitely most unwanted and potentially very dangerous.
Acts of law such as the Dogs Act 1871 and the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 are there to protect you and your dog. We must remember that we have a responsibility for our dogs but also to our dogs. Failing to do so could result in the owner standing before the Courts, the dog being destroyed, or someone coming to serious harm.
Aggression can be inherent too, so any potential enquiry with a breeder should include questions regarding this subject. Do not shy away from asking. It is not uncommon particularly for working dogs or show blood lines to discard aggression to a degree because it is not necessarily a trait which causes these businesses any issues. However, when these traits are brought into a domestic or young family environment then the concerns are obvious.
Dogs can also be aggressive due to lack of socialisation. At Dog Trainers Kent, we believe in exposing your dog to as many relevant experiences as you can and as soon as you can. Certain breeds require more socialisation than others too. It is vital that your dog experiences neutral encounters from a young age. Your dog needs to develop its social and communication skills with other dogs and we can help you achieve this.
At Dog Trainers Kent, we provide a home consultation with you and family members whereby we will perform situations to diagnose your dogs temperament and character. We offer advice on equipment and practical demonstrations too on how best to interact with your dog. How to prevent these unwanted encounters along with ethical techniques to correct your dogs unwanted aggressive behaviour.
Dogs require love, trust and respect. If your dog has experienced negative encounters with other dogs, resulting in a display of aggression then your position of trust and respect may have been damaged. Our Balanced Leadership Program and advice provides you with the foundation to repair this relationship which can result in a more balanced dog who doesn’t feel the need to display aggression at all.