Features October 2010 Issue

Understanding Aggression in Dogs

"Go away or I will bite!" This Border Collie displays classic distance-increasing signs - a snarl and a hard stare - because she doesn't want to share her bone, and possibly her chair. Resource-guarding requires careful management and/or committed behavior modification.

Understanding Aggression in Dogs

How a dog's aggression may emerge - and how to banish it.

Aggression. It’s a natural, normal dog behavior, but it’s also a scary word that evokes images of maulings and dog-related fatalities. The term “aggression” actually encompasses a long continuum of behaviors, some of them very appropriate and critically important to successful canine communication. If your dog has ever displayed the slightest sign of aggressive behavior, it is incumbent on you as a responsible owner to learn as much as possible about the causes of – and of course, solutions for – canine aggression.

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