Understanding Why Your Dog Growls
Why you should never punish a dog for growling.
Clients always appear a bit stunned at first when I tell them their dogs growl is a good thing. In fact, a growl is something to be greatly treasured. These are my aggression consultation clients, who are in my office in desperation, as a last resort, hoping to find some magic pill that will turn their biting dog into a safe companion. They are often dismayed and alarmed to discover that the paradigm many of us grew up with punish your dog harshly at the first sign of aggression has contributed to and exacerbated the serious and dangerous behavior problem that has led them to my door.