How to Manage Your Aggressive Dog in Public?

It may be natural for a dog to bark as a warning sign for his owner when a stranger approaches. However, some dogs may continue barking and start attacking the stranger. Some municipalities have laws against having aggressive dogs, and if your dog is showing aggressive behaviour or attacking strangers, this will be a serious issue. So, it’s crucial to find an aggression prevention dog training to correct the aggressive behaviour issues.

Causes of Dog Aggression

When you enrol your dog or pup in a Burnaby dog training session, the trainer will first make an assessment and discuss your dog’s aggressive behaviour. In addition, a training plan and handy tips will be explained in the initial consultation. Here are a few reasons and triggers of dog aggression.

  • No socialization
  • A traumatic experience in the past
  • Introduced to a new environment
  • Meeting strangers
  • Interactions with particular people
  • Meeting other dogs
  • Perceive certain things as a threat to their resources and more.

Tips to Manage Your Aggressive Dog in Public

Owners of aggressive dogs have a serious responsibility to keep other people and animals safe from their dogs. In most situations, owners are less likely to take their aggressive dogs out, fearing that they can become a potential threat to other people, dogs, or animals. We have listed a few tips to manage an aggressive dog in public.  However, before going through the tips, it is very important to have your dog involved in a professional dog training program.  Also, it is vital to train your dog on a daily and consistent basis. 

  • When you notice your dog is aggressive, identify the triggers that make your dog exhibit unwanted behaviour.
  • Keep your dog away from the things and people that cause aggression.  Be prepared to have full control of your dog and have the knowledge on what to do if your dog becomes aggressive.
  • Figure out the space your dog requires to help build positive experiences with the triggers.
  • While training and/or taking your dog for walks, help them familiarize with the environment, and give them the time to adapt to the changes.  
  • Take them to a location where there’s no or minimum distraction for training and /or playing. Make sure that you not only prevent but also have control if they lash out suddenly before taking them out to the public.

Do you want help in managing your dog’s aggression? We’ve got you covered! Get enrolled in our aggression prevention dog training now. Get in touch with us now to know more about behaviour training, obedience training, and more.