Dogs Training Leash Aggression, What is it.
Plain and simply, what we often think of as leash aggression, is actually a nervous and an unsocialized dog. Do not confuse your dogs pulling or lunging on the leash, barking, growling or basically acting like a maniac, as leash aggression. This is a nervous dog, that’s it. Everybody thinks that they either have an alpha dog or a dog that is dog aggressive.
Your dog is nervous, and we are the ones to blame for that nervousness and for being unsocialized. The reason why it’s our fault is we don’t understand what our dog is telling us when they display these behaviors. And we are dealing with our own fears.
Two of the most popular ways our dogs will display their nervousness or discomfort in a given situation, is by either acting like maniacs or standing still and not making any noise in the hopes that whatever is making them nervous will not pay to much attention to them.
The point being if you hire somebody to help you with this problem and they agree that this is an aggression issue, you will be attempting to modify a behavior using the wrong approach. And in to many instances you will see little to no positive improvement in your animals behavior.
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