Tips For Correcting Aggressive Dog behavior

Submissive Dog Behaviour

Many owners do not know where to start teaching their puppy how to behave properly, so that this article will help you in your quest for a better-behaved dog. This article will look at the submissive dog behavior that is often confused with aggressive behavior. If you are looking for a more gentle way of training your dog, then this article may be exactly what you need.

Dominant Attitude of Your Dog

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So when you think of the dominant dog behavior, you probably picture a bulldog, German shepherd, or Chihuahua. This dominant attitude can sometimes be dangerous. It can lead to an over-control dog and a dog that will bark for no reason. Dogs who are raised with dominance often display it later in life, resulting in bad behavior such as barking in a crowded area, chasing other dogs, snuggling up to the sofa, or jumping on visitors. If you want to train your dog not to exhibit these aggressive behavior s, then you first need to understand the submissive dog behavior.

How to Handle Your Dog?

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If your dog does something wrong (i.e. barking) you should take a few minutes and calmly praise him for being a good boy or girl and then return the favor by giving him a treat. This will encourage your dog to understand that his behavior is acceptable. If your dog starts to bark or nip or try to force you to stop him doing something, you must stop what he is doing and not reward him or give him treats. Once he knows that this behavior is unacceptable, he will stop doing it and hopefully start behaving in a manner that is pleasing to you.

Training your dog not to be aggressive is not the same as teaching him to sit or lie down. He does not know how to do these commands initially, so you must be patient. You must let him know that there are no rewards and treats given for this behavior. He cannot be expected to sit in a certain position because he doesn’t understand that this position is not the correct one.

Alternate Options To Handle Your Dog

If you have a more severe dog that refuses to listen to you, then you will have to find another way of training him. If you decide to use dog training collars, keep in mind that these are not the same as choke chains.

You can use a harness to teach your dog not to bite. If your dog bites another dog or someone else, you simply tie the leash to his chest, then give him a slight tug on the leash and the collar to make him aware of what he is doing. He learns quickly that this behavior is unacceptable. And so the only time he bites a person or a dog is when he is provoked.


A much more severe form of dog behavior that can cause great damage to other people or animals is biting. It is usually the result of not understanding that another animal has its place. It can be a warning sign that your dog does not know its place and becomes too powerful or aggressive. If your dog is biting people or other animals, you must remove him from contact with them and then teach him not to bite once he has learned not to bite, never punish him again.

Some trainers use verbal reprimands and corrections in training, but this is just one step along the way of your dog not behaving in the submissive dog behavior. The best way to correct your dog is to praise and reward your dog when he behaves correctly. When he stops biting or attacking others, then the only way to correct him is to use the choke chain to release your dog from it.

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