Fear and aggression, unfortunately, tend to go hand-in-hand. Here are some of the things you should always remember when dealing with a dog that’s acting aggressively out of fear.
- Inflicting punishment on your dog only encourages more fear and future aggression.
- When scared, dogs will behave differently towards humans.
- An aggressive dog’s past may reveal a history of abuse.
- Out of all the possible reasons for aggression, fear is the most dangerous.
- Encouraging aggressive behavior may be fun for you, but serious for the dog.
- Watch out for your dog’s fear response.
- Remember that subtler fear-based body language and reactions do exist.
- Socialization is important to avoid fear aggression.
- Maternal fear can be a source of aggression in dogs.
- Make sure to use the appropriate calming techniques for your dog.
- Be aware that dogs instinctively recognize certain behaviors and weapons as dangerous.
- Bear in mind that our dog’s perception of the world isn’t the same as ours.
- A fearful or abusive dog may correlate human hands with fear.
- Their behavior becomes unpredictable when they are afraid.
- If it’s too late for socialization, you may need to see a professional.
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