Aggressiveness in dogs
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The aggression is a disproportionate reaction to an unknown situation or emotion. The dog has not learned to control himself and he often attacks for fear of a situation with no real danger for him.
socialization and hierarchy are two indispensable notions to the establishment of a system of correct communication of the dog with its congeners and with the man. Communication is for all the basis of the balance of a social life. Aggression is an unacceptable communication system.
Education uses socialization, communication and a perfect dog. The secret of a balanced dog is in the respect of these bases which are a real prevention of disorders. The master must learn to observe his dog and to limit him while respecting his nature.
The choice of a breed adapted to the master is essential. The education to be given to the dog according to his character must be that which the master is able to give. If you put a dog that needs authority in the hands of an indolent master, failure is imminent. The dogs are all different, the masters too, the match between the master and a dog is the basis of prevention of behavioral disorders.
Aggressive dogs are often dogs with a dominant or shy nature who need a dog. Adapted master
Canine aggressiveness is certainly the most prominent behavioral disorder. More than 15 000 bites are deplored and children represent the majority of victims. 4,000 children are presented to the emergency department each year. This table is not meant for the trial of dogs or masters, but to make every prospective purchaser of a dog aware of his duty to avoid all behavioral disorders including aggressiveness in order to to respect others.
The abandonment of dogs whose behavior does not conform to what the master hoped was more and more frequent. Euthanasia also remains one of the solutions considered, mainly in case of bites. All these extreme solutions could be limited thanks to information, an education of the masters.
It is obvious that the psychological balance of the master is essential for a good maturity of the puppy. Understanding is the first step towards healing and especially prevention.
The key words: prevention, choice of race, information, knowledge, education . The first step is to know what you think of your dog. The goal is not to say: "It does not suit me, I separate myself" but: "I know what annoys me the most and so I have priority orders for his rehabilitation.
There is a normal aggression that is a survival instinct in the wild. But "useful" aggression is not harmful to others, and is not intended solely for rebellion against established rules. The dog's aggressiveness is abnormal when it is the expression of a dominant position that manages the situation as if he were the leader.
Whatever the reason for an assault, the dog often has the same attitudes. He bristles the hair; roll up the chops; growls. If the dog is sure of himself, the tail is raised, if he is afraid, it is lowered. The most dangerous dog is one who will not show these signs before the attack. It does not prevent.
It can be a simple pinch often minimized by the masters. Similarly, when the dog bites and then lets go, the masters consider it less serious than if he persists. It is not so. The gripping dog is aware of its strength and dominating position. He believes himself strong enough to allow himself to give only one warning, it is the most dangerous of all.