Fear Aggression, What You Should Know !

Fear Aggressive Dogs

 

For you to have a better understanding of exactly what fear aggression is, look at from a phobia point of view. The fear aggressive dog can display one type of phobia or a wide variety of phobias, such as; anthrophobia,  autophobia, brontophobia, cynophobia, iatrophobia , kainotophobia , ligyrophobia, monophobia, ochlophobia, ophthalmophobia.

There’s a lot more phobias I can list here, but I think you get the idea. Where people who are afflicted with what can be a debilitating phobia, rationally and logically, in their mind at least, can say  “I shouldn’t be afraid of these things”. Even though they may have a very difficult time getting past their own phobias, regardless of their logic.

Now, as much as we would like to believe it, our dogs simply do not have the reasoning capabilities, to think “I shouldn’t be afraid of that”. Not that those reasoning capabilities have helped out our dogs human counterparts, that are afraid of things.

By the way, all the phobias listed are human phobias.

 

  1. anthrophobia- fear of humans
  2. autophobia- fear of solitude
  3. brontophobia- fear of thunder and lightning
  4. cynophobia- fear of dogs
  5. iatrophobia – fear of going to the doctor
  6. kainotophobia – fear of change
  7. ligyrophobia – fear of loud noises
  8. monophobia- fear of being alone
  9. ochlophobia – fear of crowds
  10. ophthalmophobia- fear of being stared at

Fearfulness is not abnormal behavior for your dog, it’s normal.

Hope this helps you understand a little bit better why your dog shows fear aggression in certain situations.

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Exercise Doesn’t Make Your Dog Happy, PLAY DOES

Don’t Confuse

a Dog Being Tired For Happiness.

Exercise is good, but only if it involves play for your dog. Many in the dog training and behavior field, suggest exercising your dog to overcome many behavioral issues your dog may have. While exercise is of vital importance for the physical health of your dog. It doesn’t do a whole lot of good, in helping your dog come to grips with it’s behavior problems. Animal behavior is, obviously a mental issue, not a physical one.

Your Dog Needs To Be Happy

Picture of happy dog

Happy Dog

Play. play, play play, play ! I cannot stress the importance of play, in helping your dog find happiness and mental well being. Which is the first big key in helping you, help your dog find happiness. That will lead to a more stable and socially acceptable dog. You know, a dog that doesn’t bite strangers, your kids, your friends  or your extended family members.

Behavior Modification is a mental process, not a physical process.

Behavior Modification is a mental process, not a physical process.

Behavior Modification is a mental process, not a physical process.

Picture of Happy Labrador Retriever

picture of happy Labrador retriever

Play With Your Dog

While some dogs will play by themselves, they would be much more happier if you played with them. Spend some quality play time with your dog, don’t put it off till tomorrow.

The Spirit Dog

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Mother Nature Doesn’t Like Spring Fashions

North Country Spring Weather

Apparently mother nature doesn’t care all that much for the early spring fashion line. Up here at Spirit Animal Sanctuary in Boonville New York, it’s been cold, miserable and either raining, snowing or my personal favorite freezing rain. My guess would be mother nature is waiting for the summer fashion line before she warms things up a bit up here.

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Old Chow Mix, Abandoned and Left for Dead

Jackson, Needs your help now more than ever.

Jackson at Veterinary Office

Jackson at Veterinary Office.

Jackson a 10 year old Chow Mix, was abandoned and left for dead. When his elderly dad died and the rest of Jackson’s lifelong family which is the only family he ever knew, picked up and moved away. Leaving Jackson confused, scared and alone. If you think things couldn’t get worse for Jackson, they do.

It was just discovered that Jackson has a massive tumor on the back of his tongue and enlarged lymph nodes. This is causing him a great deal of pain, which has made it impossible for him to eat or drink. Jackson desperately needs your help with his veterinary care and rehab.

You can help give Jackson a better life and hopefully some happiness, in his golden years.

Please Donate Today, To Help Jackson. Donate Here

Or mail your donation for Jackson to:

SPIRIT ANIMAL SANCTUARY
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BOONVILLE, NEW YORK 13309

Thank You

Alan Papszycki ( The Spirit Dog )
President and Founder
Spirit Animal Sanctuary

From Sad Fear Aggressive Dog To Happy Dog

Scared Dogs

Some people have said “I work magic” when it comes to helping troubled dogs, while others have called me “A miracle worker”.  It’s very flattering and yes it does make me feel good. The reality of it is, I am neither a miracle worker nor do I work magic. Through many years of living with and working with many, many dogs I understand what makes them happy and I understand their fears. I have learned to communicate with them on their level, not ours. By using the most basic of all communication forms, emotions. This is the essence of communicating with animals.

What your going to see in the two pictures below, is Bruno. Bruno came to us (spirit animal sanctuary) from a Florida dog rescue, because he suffered from severe nervousness and fear aggression.

Nervous dog before Spirit

Nervous dog before Spirit

This is Bruno dealing with his demons, before spirit animal.

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Bruno smiling at Spirit

Bruno smiling at Spirit

This is Bruno, after his doggy exorcism.

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Who am I, I’m The Spirit Dog (Alan Papszycki)

 

Spirit Animal Sanctuary

Spirit Animal Sanctuary

The Spirit Dog

Spirit Animal Sanctuary
2539 East Road
Boonville, New York 13309

© 2011 a.s.papszycki

An Alpha Dog is like John Travolta

Alpha Dog Behavior

For those of you who didn’t see the comedy movie ” Get Shorty ” you’re not going to understand the reference. Sorry about that ! An alpha or dominant dog is EXACTLY like the character John Travolta played “Chili Palmer” in the movie, Get Shorty.  In the movie John Travolta plays a mob guy that is quite, calm, collected, the toughest guy around that doesn’t get excited or reactive to situations around him. He will try to avoid unnecessary confrontations when faced with them, but has no problem handling the problem if he has to.

Aggressive Dominant Dog ?

This is precisely how a alpha dog acts. They don’t growl, bark or act possessed when they are in unfamiliar situations or while meeting unfamiliar people or other dogs. The dogs that are often labeled by some dog trainers as dominant or aggressive. Are usually the nervous to very nervous dogs, that are acting out as big as they can in an attempt to scare away what they are afraid of.

Alpha dogs are calm, alpha dogs are calm, alpha dogs are calm.

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Fear Aggression is Normal Behavior

In all probability you may think you have done something wrong, if your dog continues to display aggressive behaviors that are rooted in fear. Fear aggressive dogs are a very common problem for many people, this is due to the inherited behavior of the survival instinct that your dog is born with. A certain percentage of dogs, even though you did all the right things raising that puppy, socializing them with people, other animal, etc. Will start displaying the unwanted behavior as they start to mature.

A couple of reasons for this can be :

1- – Sometimes as our puppy starts increasing in size we start becoming a little uncertain about what his body language is telling us.  We may start to inadvertently desocializing our dog, because of our uncertainties and maybe we become a little fearful.

2- – Some dogs just need constant socialization and positive encouragement throughout their young adult and adult life, to be comfortable.

The Spirit Dog

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