There are a lot of reasons why a dog can become aggressive. A lot of dogs are aggressive because they don't know they have better choices. They have always gotten what they wanted by growling or lunging. The answer to getting your dog to be more social and less reactive is to give clear rules, structure and guidance. Correct a dog for what you don't want and reward for what you do want. That will allow your dog to start thinking about different choices he can make. Once he re
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When a dog gets to much freedom: isn't watched, it'll start getting in trouble. In order for bad behavior to stop, it needs to be corrected EVERY time. If you cannot keep an eye on your dog all the time then put him/ her in a kennel or somewhere he cannot get into trouble.
I like to teach my dogs the "place" command to help me stop this behavior.
By teaching your dog the "place" command, you can start making a pattern eve