Woofing, howling, growling, . You definitely do not want to see those signs in your puppy when greeting other dogs, right? Well, for some dogs, this is the reality they live in. And the problem might not be in them. In some cases (let’s say most), the owner is the one to blame. You have accidentally trained your to at other dogs.
? Well, dogs use their to communicate and show how they feel. The reason behind the might change depending on the situation. , however, is not something you want to see. It is a behavioral problem that shows signs of aggression.
Part of being a responsible is preventing in your puppy.
Let’s talk about some of the reasons why at each other. Only one is positive, and most of the reasons are negative. Pay to and .
Some dogs are friendly and they as a sign of playfulness. They use their to invite other dogs to play with them. A playful is a sign of happiness.
and territorial is something that comes naturally to most dogs. It is their instinct. They and alert you when someone is at the door or people walk by. And if they see animals on their territory, they will to show other dogs they are trespassing. Think of it as a ’s way of saying “I live here and this is my home. Go away”.
Some to get , and they can do it toward dogs and people. is a problem, and you have to solve it.
Small dogs might as a sign of , , and anger. It is their biggest weapon against bigger predators. It is just the way of life out in the wildlife. The bigger animal eats the smaller one. So, a small barks to warn the large . These barks are lower-pitched and can last longer.
Two Mistakes You Make
There are two mistakes that owners make and they accidentally cause aggressive . We will try to explain both of them and find a solution that works better.
The first big mistake with a is we ignore good . Does your react to every that walks by? Of course not. They are calm when some dogs pass by and at others. What is the mistake you make? Well, you ignore the good and reward .
Basically, you react only when your barks at other dogs. What have you done? Well, you have trained your to , because that gets him feedback. And the problem is, your feedback is unrepresentative. And now you have a .
What you should do instead is reinforce good sniff go unrewarded.. Whenever your puppy passes by another on walks and stays calm, reward him and praise him. Do not let any proper
Reward your any time they look at another without a reaction. Now you are teaching your puppies that will get them treats. It is a form of operant conditioning, developed by professional trainers around the world. You want to reward your puppy with for exhibiting uninterested or disengaging signals when they see other dogs.
Read on to find out how to get your ’s toward you instead of reacting at other dogs.
The second mistake we do is we have not defined roles. You have let your pull the and lead you while walking. So, as a leader, your feels it is his job to defend you against other animals.
Also, when you see dogs passing by, you keep your on a tight . This gives your puppy a signal danger is coming, and he has to be in guard mode.
Why is Your Reacting
There are many reasons why dogs react and why are they nervous around other dogs.
But the biggest part is the lack of proper socialization. You have to socialize your puppy in the first few months of his life. Socialization is a big part of training and .
Socialize your puppy with other dogs, other animals, other people, and in a different environment. The goal is to show your it can live in existence with around.
How to Train Your to Ignore Other Dogs
There are several techniques you can use to train your to ignore other dogs or calmly greet them while walking.
The first technique is teaching your carry a ball on walks. Why does it work? Well, you basically give your a job to do. He has a purpose. And he knows that if he drops the ball, the game stops. to
Another game you can play is tug. Teach your to play tug, and when you see a coming your way, pull off your tug toy, and have your play with you and focus on you. All you have to do is shift his focus from another to you.
The third technique you can use is to have your dog calmly sit. You can achieve this with obedience training. Every time you see a coming your way, have your sit and reward him. Wait until the other passes by, and then continue with your walk.