Is your dog or puppy displaying behavioral issues? Maybe you’re frustrated with an overly yappy puppy, or worse, a dog that is aggressive. Are you worried about your dog damaging your home or attacking other dogs or people? Aggression in dogs is difficult for dog owners to deal with. In fact, dog aggression or other behavioral problems is one of the top reasons dog owners seek the help of professional dog trainers or animal behaviorists.
The first step toward stopping bad behavior is to figure out the cause of your dog’s aggression. You can’t create a plan to modify your dog’s behavior until you know the reason behind it. The most common causes are territorial aggression, protective aggression, possessive aggression, fear aggression, social aggression, frustration-elicited aggression, and pain-elicited aggression.
Once you’ve determined the cause, you’ll need to figure out the best approach to managing your dog’s aggression. Regardless of the cause, you’ll want to use positive reinforcement to teach your dog to modify its behavior. Punishing your dog for aggressive behavior will likely backfire and escalate the aggression.
You might be considering hiring a dog trainer to help you mitigate your dog’s aggressive behavior. Now there’s an easier, more affordable and accessible way to deal with your dog’s behavioral problems. The Sniffy App has partnered with certified dog trainers and animal behaviorists to put their expertise in the palm of your hand. Customized plans and video tutorials, utilizing positive reinforcement, will help you train your dog properly and largely reduce aggressive behavior. *
While there’s no “easy fix” for behavioral problems and aggressive behavior, the reward based training techniques featured in the Sniffy App can help you properly socialize your dog and change bad habits over time. Try it free today by downloading the app from the App Store or Google Play.
*Dogs that display highly aggressive behavior that endangers people or other animals may need to be treated directly by a professional dog trainer or animal behaviorist.
"We are reinforcing good behaviors with a positive method and it works for a much better bond."
-Becky Rene, Sniffy Trainer