The dog is an instinctive aggressive creature.
In nature, aggression was useful: dogs needed to attack fishing, defend themselves from other creatures. Defend resources such as food, a place to sleep, and several. Selective education over the centuries has minimized this quality, but no way around it. Dogs can cause serious harm (look only at those teeth!) Because that is how they survived and evolved.
Mother Nature is cunning, hard to counter the power of instinct! But that does not mean we as lovers and dog owners exist for dealing with our dogs. Many things we can do to prevent aggression from raising its ugly head. Even if prevention is not possible (for whatever reason), still steps we can take to recognize and administer.
Different aggression – The two most common are:
Aggression towards strangers – Aggression towards family members, maybe you wonder why we like to classify this. Aggression is aggression, and want to let it run now, don’t waste time with details, right? Well… not everything. This two different aggression come from different causes and need different treatment.
Aggression against strangers – What is that? Easy to recognize when a dog is nervous with strange people. He is nervous and alert; either he can not sit still and does not rest, jumps at the slightest noise, walks between bark and bark. Or is still unstable, sitting at a steady pace same a rock. Staring the point of his doubts (visitor, postman, someone approaching him on the street while being tied outside the store).
Why is this happening? There is an important reason dogs don’t appreciate strange people: it has no opportunity to get familiar with them. Remember that your dog trusts 100% in expanding his horizons. Avoid making many trips to see the world and achieve himself. Through, constant and positive experiences that the unknown does not mean sad news for him. How can he expect to relax in an unfamiliar location?
What can I do on it?
The approach of getting your dog used in the world called everything the people (and animals) that socialization has. This is a very important part of your dog’s education: difficult to stress how important. To socialize the dog means exposing from an early age (once vaccinated) to new experiences, new people, and new animals.
How do you avoid socializing strange aggression?
When he gets to learn his dog, he teaches him through experience, new images, sounds are fun and not alarmed. Not enough to expose an adult dog to a crowd of outsiders and say “Calm, Roxie, it’s okay”. Understand that it’s okay for him. He has to do it by dragging him to absorb the lesson. The more people and animals you know (children, young children, adolescents, older persons. Men, women, people in uniform, people wearing motorcycle helmets, people with umbrellas, etc.). Happy and safe with outsiders, will be.