Many owners have a huge problem with aggressive behavior in
dogs , but it can be controlled, even as your dog gets older.
It's a myth that German Shepherds are more aggressive than any other
large dog......... it's all down to training your dog to be well
behaved, and you as the dog's owner should be perceived by your dog as
of his pack and he (or she) should look to you for guidance and
By far, however, the most important factor in creating aggressive
behavior in dogs is their home environment. A dog that has poor living
conditions, harsh owners, no socialization, or that has been frightened
or attacked by other dogs is far more likely to be aggressive as it
anxiety......... dog fear ......... dog hyperactivity ..........
dog food aggression
aggressive behavior towards other dogs........... dog aggression
in the home.......... aggression due to jealousy
aggression on the
leash......dog aggression on walks..... aggression in the dog park
these are all
common aggressive dog behavior signs
and neutering dogs does not guarantee that they will be docile, and
breeds that are bred as watch dogs or herding animals will need
specific training on being non-aggressive.
a fact - neutered dogs are less likely to attack or bite. Consider
getting your dog spayed
or neutered as the first step in dealing with aggressive behavior.
Dog aggression remedies
should be aware that a puppy should never
leave its litter before 8 weeks of age.
A dog needs to have been properly socialized with people and other dogs
by the time he reached 14 weeks of age to ensure
that they don’t develop aggressive tendencies.
Never use harsh discipline with a
puppy and make sure the dog is treated very gently
time. Hitting, yelling or other harsh punishments at a young age will
breed fear in your dog and can
breed aggressive behavior in dogs later as they get older.
are all symptoms
of Dog Agression
must be resolved as a matter of immediate concern, especially if you
have young children in your home.
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are 'pack' animals and are very loyal and
protective towards their owner, his family and property. Therefore, it
natural instinct for your German Shepherd to be on his guard and alert
at all times - so yes he will bark at intruders (e.g. when someone
comes to your door) and be wary of 'strangers' passing by your house.
They bark to let you know that someone is 'invading their territory'
and to 'warn off' potential strangers, this is quite natural and if you
are taking the position of Alpha dog
i.e. you are the leader of your
pack, then it is up to you to command your dog to be quiet and restrain
his behavior (i.e. let him know you are aware of the stranger
and it's OK now).
may have a German
Shepherd that might become aggressive
towards other dogs
, it could be because your dog
nervous or even fearful of
other dogs, or is just trying to be dominant over other dogs, either
way this needs to be dealt with promptly.
The best way of dealing with this is to make sure that your German
is socialized with other older dogs, let
him play with
them so that he can learn to respect older dogs and behave with them in
a good manner, and becomes relaxed around other dogs and does not view
them as a threat to either himself or to you as his owner.