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Canine Aggression

Aggression can begin to develop between 9-12 months of age.This is due to the beginning of sexual maturity and hormones. There is another phase you may see aggression come out again. Around 18 months (late adolescence) you may notice more assertion, independence and aggression. By two years of age most dogs will have shown their…

Leash Aggression

Leash aggression and the reasons for it: Fear – Due to a lack of early socialization and/or a personality component. It can also be due to a bad encounter with another dog. Frustration – Can cause arousal  and excitement. When the arousal is unfulfilled and stopped by a tight leash on a neck or head collar, it…

How to Prevent Problem behaviors in Dogs

There are 4 things we need to do for a problem -prevention program  for our dogs. Keep in mind that  prevention means there is no problem to start with  for our dogs.  Reinforce appropriate behavior-    Teach your DOG the behaviors that you like.  Prevent or minimize inappropriate behavior  – you do not want inappropriate…