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Why is my dog being aggressive all of a sudden? (Page 2)
When a dog is in a good mood, he is friendly, gentle, and affectionate.
However, when he becomes irritated, he becomes aggressive. This
aggression can be either passive (that is, he sits quietly waiting to
do the attacking), or it can be active (that is, he attacks someone or
something). Some dogs show their aggression by growling, while others
use body language to convey aggression. For example, the dog may be
leaning back to show he is ready for the attack and is also standing
tall for a strong attack. A dog may be barking and snarling. The dog
might even try to bite or maim the person who is aggravating him.
Dog aggression usually comes on suddenly, so it can be difficult to
diagnose. In most cases, the aggression will be directed at the person
who is provoking the dog or the dog's family members.
There are many things that can cause a dog to become aggressive. For
example, the dog may be upset over the death of a family member or a
near-death experience he has had. In such a situation, a dog will not
normally be aggressive, but he will become aggressive if someone is
The following are some common causes of dog aggression:
1. Puppyhood. A puppy can be born into a family with many other dogs
and not know his proper place in the hierarchy. When a family dog
happens to be a puppy, it is very likely that the family dog will not
know how to react to the presence of the new puppy in the home. If the
puppy becomes more dominant, it may act aggressively toward the other
dogs in the family.
2. An animal being aggressive is usually directed at someone that
the dog loves, such as a person who has been its friend or a family
member. The dog may try to bite the offender and then lick him/her.
When a dog has been abused, he may try to dominate people that he
loves. A dog that has been abused can be very aggressive toward
anyone, whether a person or a family member.
3. A dog that has had a difficult time of finding food or a secure
place to sleep can become aggressive. The dog might bark at anyone who
approaches his home.
4. The dog might be aggressive if he has been trained in some
5. If a dog has been injured in a fight with another dog or even by
someone, it can be difficult to determine which dog is more injured.
The dog that gets more attention may try to act aggressively toward
the other dog.
6. Dogs that are bored can be aggressive. They may growl or snarl.
7. When a dog hears strange noises in his home, such as the
squeaking of a mouse in a crawl space, he may become very aggressive.
8. Sometimes, the family dog can become aggressive if his owners have
been having arguments. If the dogs do not agree about anything
important, the dog might attack a family member.
9. Some dogs become aggressive because they are not getting the food
they need or the love that they want. This usually happens if the dog
is not being fed properly or is being denied access to an area that
will allow him to feel safe.
10. If a dog has been neglected or abused, he can be aggressive toward
people or animals.
When a dog grows up in a home where he has been raised properly and
is given enough love and attention, he will not usually be aggressive.
However, if a dog is abused, neglected, or neglected, his aggressive
behavior can be a problem.
Sometimes, a dog may be aggressive toward other dogs because it has
been raised in a home with other dogs and it has not been allowed to
learn how to communicate with them properly. Such a dog can grow up
feeling threatened and can therefore grow up being aggressive toward
If you or your dog is aggressive, it is important that you figure
out what is causing the problem. You can take steps to correct the
problem. For example, a dog that is aggressive can be trained to be
less aggressive. He can learn to be less aggressive through
sensory-based training and through some training methods that use
positive reinforcement. He can also be taught to avoid situations
that lead to aggressive behavior. For example, he can learn to stay in
the house while his owners are out of the home, or he can be taught to
not bark at people who he does not know.
If your dog is aggressive, it is important that you do not punish
him when he is aggressive. The more aggressive the dog is, the less
likely it is that he will learn to stop being aggressive.
If a dog has never been aggressive, it is very important that you do
not try to make him aggressive. For example, if you try to make a dog
less aggressive by chasing him around the yard with a collar, he may
turn into a vicious dog. If you want to train a dog to be less
aggressive, you must first get the dog to trust you. Once the dog
trusts you, you will have the opportunity to use positive
reinforcement to teach him how to communicate. This type of training
is known as socialization. It is one of the most important things
that you can do for a dog, so you must do it right the first time.
If a dog is aggressive and has been trained improperly, he will be
taught to be aggressive. This type of training is called positive
reinforcement. It is a training method that involves rewarding the dog
for being aggressive. When a dog is rewarded for being aggressive,
then it is very likely that he will act aggressively when he feels
threatened. He may be punished for being aggressive and then reward
him for being a good boy