The most common cause of aggressive behaviour is fear. Fear aggression can be dangerous, if you mix that fear together with a situation where a dog has not been raised and trained with love
and care and the result is often a disastrous cocktail of fear aggression. Owners and trainers who use punishment-based techniques on a dog with fear aggression is a detonator waiting to explode
and 9 times out of 10 ends in disaster!!!
If a dog has not learnt socialisation skills during their early development period then they will find it hard to cope with new things that they encounter in their environment such as other dogs, animals or people. Anxiety problems can be difficult to deal with correctly but it is Leon’s job to source that reason and to use special techniques to help your dog overcome all forms of fear aggression. Using POSITIVE desensitisation techniques, this will give your dog more confidence to cope with their fear.
Some tell tale Warning signs that your dog is suffering from fear dog/human aggression:
- Aggressive chewing
- Ears held back
- Escape behaviours
- Exaggerated yawning
- Excessive vocalisations
- Holding head lower than back Licking nose or face (with no food present)
- Lip tension
- Nipping Pacing Panting “Punching” with the muzzle
- Showing the whites of the eye
- Tail tucked under
- Timidity Trembling
- Whites of the eye turning pink or red
As with Anxiety problems It is my job to source that reason and to use special techniques to help your dog overcome all forms of fear aggression. Using POSITIVE desensitisation techniques will give your dog more confidence to cope with their fear.