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Living With An Extreme Dog

What You Probably Don’t Know About Living With An Extreme Dog

Extreme dogs require extreme owners. Perhaps you’ve adopted a dog that is either: High drive and super-intense; has a genetic basis for aggression; is pushy and dominant beyond your wildest imagination; has displayed “red zone” aggression that has you fearing death, dismemberment or a very unpleasant lawsuit. Regardless– you’ve already made a decision to make the best of it, […]

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Dog Growls At Husband

Dog Growls At Husband Sometimes

“I have a husband who thinks he knows it all when it comes to dogs. However, one of my dogs will still growl at him to this day. The other day I gave her a bone that she took to her crate and was fine until my husband started walking around. Then she started growling. […]

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This Dog Is Biting His Owners, But Is It Correctable?

Kelly wrote:  “I desperately need your help. My husband and I adopted a dog from a shelter about a year and a half ago (the dog was 1 1/2 years old then; he turns 3 this month). He’s half German Shepherd, half Alaskan husky. He was abused (we’re not sure of the full extent, but […]

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electronic dog fight stopper

Where To Buy The Electronic Dog Fight Stopper

I used to sell a product I called “The Electronic Dog Fight Stopper.”  It was a stun gun like any other, but it was a brand of stun gun that produced a particularly loud “crackling” sound when you pushed the button.  Both dogs and humans would stop whatever they were doing and look around (or […]

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dog aggression during walks

Dog Aggression During Walks

Rachel wanted to know how to stop dog aggression during walks: Here’s What She Needs To Stop Dog Aggression During Walks She writes: “I have been using the prong collar and following your methods for almost two weeks now with great success, especially with walking on a loose leash. I am having a problem that […]

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You Can’t Stop Dog Aggression If You’ve Got Your Head Up Your Tookis

Pam Garland sent me this interesting letter about her experience with a dog trainer and her wrong-headed attempt to stop dog aggression: Throwing Cookies At Her Dog To Stop Dog Aggression? Pam writes: “I paid $350.00 for a ‘highly trained and experienced dog behaviorist’ who did the same thing – she spent 30 minutes throwing […]

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Dog Food Aggression

Rod wrote to me about dog food aggression and said, “Yesterday my one year-old dog took a sausage package from the garbage can and when I tried to take it out of her mouth, she acted very agressive. In fact, she bit me when I finally took it out of her mouth. She never showed this type […]

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Aggression Toward Other Dogs

Aggression Toward Other Dogs

Chris wanted to know how to stop aggression toward other dogs:  “I have a 3 1/2 year-old Chihuahua. He grew up with our other dogs: two Rottweilers and a Shar pei with no problems but he shows aggression toward other dogs. If we are out and about– if he sees another dog– no matter how big […]

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Dog On Dog Aggression As A Professional Dog Trainer

I am constantly asked by people in the dog world about my methods on dealing with dog on dog aggression. I guess because I have had really good success with dogs that others have deemed unfixable, I have been labeled as an aggressive dog specialist. I never set out to specialize in any one area […]

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interdog aggression

Interdog Aggression: Why Dogs Fight With Other Dogs

Anyone who has ever witnessed the horrifying experience of interdog aggression and seeing their dog attacking another dog knows all too well the terror of the moment. Interdog aggression is displayed towards other dogs and not toward people. Even though the dog displaying interdog aggression may be acting out of a sense of territorial protection, […]

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Her Dogs Previously Got Along… Now They Show Dog Aggression. Here’s What To Do

Skipdogwalker wrote to me about how to handle dog aggression: Hi: I have 3 dogs (Kona, male pit mix 3 yrs old) (Sur, male pit mix 18 months old) (Sierra, female boxer 7 yrs old) all spayed and neutered. Kona was the first dog… we have had him since he was about 6 months old. […]

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She’s Dog Aggressive, Are You Sure You Want Her?

What if the dog you’re considering might be dog aggressive?  That didn’t stop dog trainer Lynn Stockwell from adopting Clara– who turned out to be a wonderful companion. Lynn explains: It’s been made painfully aware to me that I haven’t updated people here as to my recent acquisitions (well, there’s one important item, the rest […]

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How To Discipline An Aggressive Puppy

Jenna wrote to us about how to discipline her aggressive puppy: From An Aggressive Puppy To An Aggressive Dog? “I’m very worried – my 9 1/2 week old shepherd/pitbull/lab mix puppy has been showing signs of aggression towards me, and I’m worried he’s going to turn from an aggressive puppy into an aggressive dog. He […]

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2.5 Year-old Golden Retriever Poodle-mix Exhibiting Guarding, Dominance or Fear Behavior?

Leslie asks: I have a 2.5 yr old neutered male golden doodle that follows me like there is no tomorrow. He sleeps in my bedroom on the floor by my bed or in the bathroom. The dog will give a low throated steady growl if someone comes in through the closed bedroom door, and may […]

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Her Dog Sleeps On Her Bed And Growls At Her: Is This A Problem

Hi Adam! I have a two-year old Siberian Husky. I have had him since he was a puppy, and will be the first to admit I have been a LAZY dog owner. I would like to remedy that and was wondering if it will be too much of a problem if I start using a […]

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How To Get Your Dog To Stop Showing Territorial Aggression Towards The Post Man

When the Post Man brings mail and your dog goes ballistic upon his arrival, your dog is reacting to thousands of years of domestication which have produced what we behaviorists call, “territorial drive.” A drive is similar to an instict. Or more specifically, an extention of an instinct. This territorial drive can be motivated by […]

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The Electronic Dog Fight Stopper!

These electronic devices were first developed for the women’s personal defense market. But the one’s I use were selected specifically for their use in stopping and preventing dog fights. (I look for the ones that make a loud, crackling noise). I first heard about these from Pit Bull Schutzhund Competitor Dan Guerra. Dan always had […]

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The Terrible Truth About Training the Pit Bull!

In light of the numerous Pit Bull attacks reported in the media lately, I thought it would be appropriate to examine some of the temperament quirks associated with the Pit Bull and how they can affect training, vis-a-vie dog aggression. The infamous Pit Bull (a slang reference to certain dogs which may resemble the Staffordshire […]

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Three Keys You Must Know To Fix Dog Aggression

Let’s review the Three Keys You Must Know To Fix Dog Aggression Timing: Timing is the ability for the dog to associate either a positive or negative outcome in response to his specific behavior. In this case, the dog must understand that displaying aggression will be met with a negative outcome, and he must be able […]

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How the Professionals Go About Fixing Various Types of Dog Aggression and How To Diffuse a Potentially Dangerous Situation!

“What’s going on with my dog?” There are several different types of dog aggression. The most common types are: dominant aggression, fear/defensive aggression, learned aggression, and territorial aggression. First, I will explain each type of aggression, and then tell you the magic secret to fixing your dog’s problem. Dominance aggression: The dominant aggressive dog is generally […]

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A Reader Wants To Know If You Can Make A Dog Be Social With Other Dogs

I recently purchased and downloaded your book, “Secrets of a Professional Dog Trainer” and have found it very helpful. My wife and I adopted an abused 5-month old Hungarian Visla cross, and found that she was very friendly with humans but vicious with other dogs, (Probably from being abused as a puppy by bigger dogs). […]

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