Socializing your puppy is not only important to him/her, but it’s important to you, your family, other dogs or animals, and to other people. It’s important because it ensures your puppy can become a confident and friendly adult.
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Fears can be reduced and/or eliminated by counter conditioning. It is important that you approach this process with an attitude of calmness and patience. Remember…slow progress is progress!
Many people unknowingly teach their dogs NOT to Come to them long before they start formal training. The dog always has a choice – respond to you or ignore you… It is your job to teach the dog that coming to you is by far the best thing in life.
Why is your dog acting the way he does? Do you understand what his behavior is telling you? What is really going on when he “appears to be aggressive”.
Most of what you read on the internet or hear people talk about dogs being aggressive…”being in charge or being dominant, controlling, alpha or submissive” is not true. Rather than being aggressive, your dog is more than likely afraid of something.