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Solving aggression to dogs I meet when walking my dog

Dog-to-dog aggression is a risk when it occurs on the street If your dog is snapping, snarling, biting and lunging at other dogs you meet when walking then I am sure you are concerned. There are many solutions and several roads to follow.When solving aggressive...

When dogs attack

When Dogs Attack The holidays are here!   The barbeque's on! Someone's going to be bitten - guaranteed.The 'Saturday Afternoon Barbeque' is a known cause of dog bite injuries. While it's wonderful entertaining family and friends you need to be very cautious about the...

Biting the hand page 2

Back to page 1The Dog's Age Aggression may develop because the dog had a predisposition to be aggressive from the genes it inherited from its parents. In addition, the way in which the dog has been raised from a pup affects the development of aggression. For instance,...

What are pheromones used for?

Pheromones are fascinating! Pheromones are released from one animal and, when detected by another animal of the same species, have a significant effect on the behaviour of that receiving animal. What's even more interesting is that pheromones are able to be reproduced...

Adaptil Pheromones Remedy Anxious Dog Behaviours

Solving Dog Behavioural Problems with the Calming Effect of the Dog Appeasing Pheromone Unlike other websites, we don't just sell pheromones. We provide total behaviour solutions. Part of those solutions may involve pheromone usage. If you are SURE pheromones are the...

Anxieties and Other Mood Disorders of Pets (page 2)

What is Anxiety? So, anxiety is most easily remembered as the ‘prediction of a doom-full event, location, object or situation’. For instance you may be anxious when needing to enter your backyard shed when the last time you entered it, a Huntsman spider scurried...

Changing Moods page 2

Back to first pageRoxy's Storm Fears - Negative Reinforcement in Action 'Roxy' presents an interesting case of negative reinforcement. She was a bright and active German Shepherd cross but when a thunderstorm arrived, she was petrified and resembled a hairy blancmange...

Fearsome fighting page 2

Back to first pageCauses of Inter-Dog Aggression Aggression between dogs is often made much worse by the owners handling the problem incorrectly thus causing aggression between dogs to be severe and prolonged than it otherwise might be. For instance, if your dogs are...

Getting good behavior from dogs page 2

Back to first page Talk Like a Dog Talking to your dog in language it understands is the first step. So many dog owners berate their dogs with a cascade of ineffective words. 'Come over here, Rover, come on, good boy, come here now, come on, Rover. What is wrong with...

Kids and Pets page 2

Back to page 1 What Breeds Bite? That's a complex question to answer and over the years, trends change. In Brisbane during the 90's, German Shepherd type dogs caused more bites than any other breed, but they were then most commonly owned breed of dog in Brisbane at...

Managing Aggressive Dogs page 2

Back to page 1 2. Managing Pedestrian Gates The owners of aggressive dogs often fail to manage the gates properly. You should ensure that the gates to your property close and latch securely and that they are closed whenever your dog is free to roam your garden. A...

Resource Guarding Aggression page 2

Back to first page Most common characteristics of Resource-guarding    Occurs most commonly over highly-regarded food resources such as red bones and raw-hide chews. Dogs with this behaviour usually ‘vacuum’ food from the bowl. When challenged for food they stiffen,...

Rules and Guidelines for dogs in dog parks page 2

Back to page 1Guidelines for Dog Park Decorum 1.  Ensure your dog has a suitable personality for a dog park Is your dog anxious or fearful in unfamiliar settings?   If so, this could lead to anxiety-based aggression. Does he or she enjoy the thrill of the chase a...

Talk Like a Dog – page 2

Back to first pageThe 'Good Dog' Voice  The first voice is the most important and it should be the most common voice you use.  It is the praising 'Good Dog' voice.  It is a high-pitched, happy and excited voice.  Whenever your dog does something good, this voice is...

Aggression to Para-veterinary staff

Guidelines for Veterinary Nurses, Dog Groomers and Hydrobath Personnel If you work with dogs, dealing with aggression is an occupational hazard. Thankfully, there are steps you can take to minimise problems. With young pups or with 'first timer' dogs, the first visit...

Aggression of Dogs in Veterinary Surgeries

If you have a pet that is aggressive when it visits your veterinarian, there are certainly steps you can take to minimise problems. Preventing Aggression before it starts - Conditioning With young pups or kittens, the first visit to the veterinarian is vital in many...

Anxieties and Other Mood Disorders of Pets

Do pets have moods? You would only have to own a pet for five minutes to know the answer to that is ‘yes’ but to what extent do the moods of pets reflect the moods of people? Do pets suffer from Panic Attacks? Do pets ever develop Post-traumatic Stress Disorder and do...

Bad dog list exposed

Staffordshire Terriers and their crosses have again been shown as the dog breed with the most behavioural problems. And they are almost twice as bad as most of the other breeds on the ‘bad dog’ list. In a survey of dogs which have been nominated as problem pets for...

Biting the Hand

What risk is involved if your dog 'snaps to attention'Nothing is more disturbing than when a dog bites one of its own family. The family always faces an immediate dilemma. Should they keep the dog or part with it? If they keep it - will it bite again? The dilemma is...

Changing Moods

If you want to change your pet's behaviour, why use harsh techniques when gentle ones will work better? What does the rip-top from a cat can and your postie have in common? They are both expert pet trainers. For instance, Rumbles the Burmese quickly learnt that food...

Dreaded Walkies

While exercising your dog on the street is a joy for most dogs and their owners, for some dog owners it is more like an 'exercise in hostility'. This is certainly so if your dog is uncontrollable or aggressive when it meets other dogs or pedestrians, especially active...

Elderly People and Savage Dogs

Elderly people are at risk from serious injury and death from dog attacks. While pets are vital to many elderly folk for the companionship, security and quality of life they give, the elderly need to be sensibly cautious about dogs and the danger they present....

Fearsome Fighting

How to solve inter-dog aggression If you have a pair of brawling dogs like this, it's like living with the San Andreas Fault in the middle of your lounge-room - you're just waiting for the next cataclysmic eruption to occur. Causes of Inter-Dog Aggression There are...

Stop Dog Aggression!

Solutions for aggressive dog behaviours start hereDr Cam answers the question 'How do I stop my dog biting?' That's the most common problem presentedto me and we deal with aggression on a daily basis. In fact (up to May 2020) of the 13,451  worried pet owners who have...