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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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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

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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Misunderstandings About Dominance In Dogs

Adam goes on a rant about common misunderstandings about dominance in dogs and how some prominent dog trainers are espousing views on dominant dog training without having a deep enough understanding about the nature of relationship-based training as it relates to dominance. From the lecture: Dominance In Dogs Today we’re going to be talking about […]

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Correcting Dog Aggression

Professional Dog Trainer Adam G. Katz takes you behind the scenes of a client session– with a little terrier that is EXTREMELY DOG AGGRESSIVE. I personally would have used the remote collar if this was my dog, as the correction is less “personal” — but a lot of dog owners are still uncomfortable with that […]

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See Dominant Little Dog Correct Other Dog For Unwanted Behavior

In this video, “Shorty” is giving the Golden Retriever a “correction” for getting too close to his bone. You’ll notice that the correction was quick and to-the-point. It’s not personal. It’s just enough to get his point across. Look at the expression on the Golden Retriever — he’s not sulking. His feelings aren’t hurt. It’s […]

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Stop Dog Aggression

Adam G. Katz shows how to stop fear-based dog aggression when leash corrections and cookie bribery doesn’t work.  

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Dog Aggression or Dominance Scuffle? Can You Tell?

Dog Aggression or dominance scuffle?  Can you tell the difference? Many dog owners on our dog training forum have asked: “How can you tell the difference?” This is the first in a series that will show you how to tell.

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Interdog Aggression

In this video, Adam talks about interdog aggression and it’s warning signs.

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Aggressive Dog Behavior

Put an end to your Dog’s Aggressive Behavior with tips for working with an aggressive dog.  

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Aggressive Dog Behavior Stopped Overnight With Correct Prong Collar Fitting

Cousin Mike called for some help because– despite already using the prong collar– his new Labrador-mix “Abby” was still ignoring him and showing aggressive dog behavior. After talking with Cousin Mike for 20 minutes or so, he sent me this email the next morning. It’s a good example of how the right knowledge combined with […]

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My Dog Bites Me

I went for a walk in downtown San Rafael a couple of weeks ago and saw a man walking a Siberian Husky. When his dog saw us, he started flailing around at the end of the leash and barking, hysterically. I asked this man why he put up with such behavior from his dog? After […]

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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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Stop Dog Aggression When People Pass By

Corie writes to me about territorial dog aggression: Our rescue husky/heeler cross dog is 1.5 years old. I’ve made a lot of progress with him with your suggestion of the pinch collar and leash and boundary training. He is a nervous dog that is really afraid of everything and when people come up to him […]

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Rescued Miniature Poodle with Dog Aggressive Behavior

Martiwise writes to me about her dog’s aggressive behavior: Hello…. We “adopted” an 8 year old minature poodle at Thanksgiving….. from a home in which he was neglected (therefore abused to me). The house contained 30 dogs and 1,000 rats when it was highlighted on TV new program. He was the oldest dog and the […]

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Dealing With Dog Biting and Aggression

Vellsworth writes to me about dog biting and aggression: There is no consistent ‘mitigating pattern’ to his dog aggression – first time he jumped up and drew a drop of blood from a man’s inner thigh, a man with a leg prosthesis (other dogs also went for this ‘wounded animal’ – Skippy was immediately leashed […]

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