Dog aggression is the most common issue faced by dog owners. Many of them are thinking about how to socialize an aggressive dog? And, why is my dog being aggressive all of a sudden? You have to follow few steps.

But these steps can change according to the reason for the aggression of each dog.

  • Keep yourself calm at every moment your dog gets aggressive
  • Observe the behaviors well to find out whether it is a sign of an underline medical condition
  • Talk with your veterinarian to find out what your dog needs (medical treatment or behavioral therapy) may be the reason can be because of how you adopt them.
  • Contact suitable professionals without thinking about where to surrender an aggressive dog. [Certified Professional Dog Trainers (CPDTS), Associate Certified Applied Animal Behaviorists (ACAAB), Certified Applied Animal Behaviorists (CAAB) ]
  • Make a behavioral training plan with the professional dog trainer or animal behaviorists.
  • Don’t punish your dog because if your dog is defending itself from any kind of threat, punishing a rising voice or hitting can escalate their aggression.
  • Provide them with respective medications as some psychological conditions like stress and anxiety affected the behavioral therapy.
  • Consider your responsibility for your dog’s behavior. So, please keep your dog away from triggers. Use a muzzle when you take them out.
  • Spay/Neuter your dog. (This has an impact on aggression triggers like sex-related aggression, dominance, and territorial aggression)
  • Exercise and try to spend more time with him.
  • Evaluate and consider what is best for your family and your dog.

In some cases, if you feel like you or your family members are not safe around your dog because of dog aggression towards people, or if you can’t provide the proper attention, it’s better to find a new home for him.

How to calm an aggressive dog for grooming?

If your dog is aggressive towards strangers, you may have worried that my dog is aggressive towards strangers, and how can I take him to groom?

Not only that, some dog aggression towards the owner is a very common situation. So, the dog can bite or show other aggressive behaviors during grooming, no matter who is grooming them.

Also, if your dog has a previous bad experience while grooming can be a reason for their aggression.

  • Start grooming your pet when they into young age. This will make your dog to be disciplined, tolerated, and used to the grooming process and the groomer.
  • Use positive reinforcement by rewarding them for their good behaviors.
  • Make your dog used with grooming tools. Make the grooming session short and let your dog sniff and familiarize yourself with the grooming equipment.
  • Prepare for unavoidable situations. Use a muzzle or an anxiety-reducing jacket.

Why is my dog aggressive all of a sudden?

Aggression can be occurring as territorial, protective, possessive, fearful, social, or defensive behavior. Understanding the real reason before starting any process will help you find a better answer for your pet.

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