Agressive Dog Behavior Towards Other Dogs-How to stop it!

Agressive dogsAggressive dog behavior towards other dogs – how to stop it.

In order  to understand how to stop your dog being aggressive towards other dogs let us start by asking  two rhetorical questions!

First of all do YOU start the aggression with your dog simply joining in? No, of course you don’t.
Secondly does your dog listen to you just before it starts getting aggressive? Does it listen to you when you try show it another way to behave?
The answer to this question will be the following:
At the point your dog starts to become aggressive he is taking no notice at all of you. He is concentrating on what considers to be a major threat to  him and his pack, his pack being you and your family.

At this point he is making his own decisions and will not listen to you.Trying  to show him a different way to behave is not going to work. What he is doing is simply too important to him and to him it is the right thing to do. Dog aggression towards other dogs or other people is almost always done in order to protect, their pack and their own lives.

Agressive dogThere is a whole range of different types of aggression from dominant to fearful and everything in between. Sometimes that aggression  occurs the whole time and other times the aggression,  is very erratic, and random and depends on a number of differing factors. Is your dog only agressive towards other dogs or does it show agression towards other people animals or objects? The video below will show you a few simple techniques you can use if your dog is aggressive towards other dogs:

Some breeds of dogs show more agression towards other dogs than other breeds do. Pitbulls for example who were originally bred to fight other dogs are sometimes more agressive towards other dogs. On top of this there are differencies between individuals.

How to stop dog aggression however is very much the same, or anyway  the cause of the problem is the same. When your dog thinks that it is the pack leader it becomes fearful and attacks to protect, you and himself. Dominant dogs will be more protective, and they often attack even when they still have the option of running away, dogs who are fearful  will only attack if they have no place to run. All other factors are much less important  compared to this.

The most important thing to learn here if you want to understand how to stop dog aggression towards other dogs (or people) is that your dog must first look to you as the pack leader in your home. (This is the easiest place to convince him that you are the decision maker.) Only when he considers you a leader at home t you can convince him that you are the pack leader on the walk.

A great way of learning this would be to take a look at one of the video sites where you can learn these techniques by watching a professional dogtrainer show you how to become the packleader.

Once you have convinced your dog that you are the pack leader when outside on the walk then upon reaching the point where he usually is aggressive you will find that he will actually start to take notice of your are behavior! This is because he now considers you as the leader and will look up to you for directions.

Remember, dogs are pack animals and they follow their pack leader.

One of the best examples of a professional dog trainer putting this all into practice is Doggy Dan. His website is called The Online Dog Trainer. Doggy Dan is a New Zealand dog trainer and his site has live videos of this method being demonstrated and explains exactly how to stop dog aggression towards other dogs  simply by convincing your dog that you are the pack leader. CLICK HERE to learn how to become the packleader and stop your dogs aggressive behavior

Comments 4

  • I wholeheartedly agree that one needs to establish themselves as the pack leader. All too often, I see people letting their dogs run their life instead of the other way around. So many problems can be alleviated if one just learns to take the lead.

    I highly recommend Doggie Dan and his methods. They are totally revolutionary, kind and gentle.

    • Yes life will much easier both for the owner and the DOG if the owner establish him/herself as the packleader and when it comes to dealing with an aggressive dog, being the packleader is absolutely crucial otherwise the situation can become dangerous.

      I agree completely with you when you recommend Doggy Dan. He is awsome and with his help any dog related problem can be solved be it establishing yourself as the packleader or dealing with an aggressive dog. Doggy Dan can certainly help.

  • I think it’s often fear that drives the aggression. Certainly it is with our terrier. She is totally fine with people but if she’s approached by a dog you can see she tries to pull away even if the dog is very friendly. She’ll go for them if they persist- just a warning to keep away.

    • Yes that is correct, fear often drives agression especially if the fearful dog has nowhere to run. In some cases though, the agression is more offensive and then the agressive dog may even go after the other dog even if the other dog pulls away.

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