aggressive dog behavior

What Are Health Benefits Of Having A Dog ? Which Breed Of Dog Is Most Loving,intelligent And Least Aggresive ?

Which dog will be loving peaceful and playful with the kids?
We dont want a security dog,we want a breed of dog who will play with strangers, highly intelligent and loving. We dont want a dog for security purpose please advise me.
What are health benefits of having pets in home ? my kids they are forcing me to own a dog so please advise me
I am from South India, I am a Chemist
please give me serious advice
I will buy the puppy in 2 or 3 days
I also love dogs and when he will come and will also give me lot of love and care.

Which dog will be loving peaceful and playful with the kids?
We dont want a security dog,we want a breed of dog who will play with strangers, we will play with all – any breed will be like this if they are trained and socialised properly.

Here is a breed selector, you answer questions and it tells u what dog breed is best suited to your answers.http://www.the-kennel-club.org.uk/findab…

The health benifits are that owning pets can lower stress thus lowing blood presure and they can help people with depresion. (there have been a few studies into this)

There are also health risks to consider such as worms and fleas, befor they are house broken they will go to the toilets inside.

I would not get the dog yet, first get out a dog book and lurn all you can about training and raising a dog, there is a lot more to it than just playing with it and loving it. otherwise u could end up with a disobedient dog that just causes u stress. (someone i know who has owned many dogs brought a pup and did no training or proper research on the cross (labradodle) and now has a hyper dog thet wont listen to a word she says and its driving her so mad she is considering takin it back to the breeder)

Also find a puppy training class.

Joanne

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My Dog Frequently Gets Beat Up By Other Dogs. Why?

He’s a 9-month Shepard/Pitt mix. Very loving and energetic, and has NEVER shown any aggression. Even when he plays with other dogs, he doesn’t bark or growl even in play. However, often when I take him to the park/beach, other dogs will immediately run up to him growling and – in some cases – biting. (Note: he has not yet made contact, i.e., he’s not jumped or provoked the other dogs in any manner). He’s very submissive and drops immediately to his back. Frankly, he’s being bullied almost every time I take him out. I’m becoming weary about taking him on playdates, and spend time running/playing with him myself — which is only making him more dependant on me.
I don’t want to teach my dog to be more aggressive, but I’m highly concerned that he’s going to get hurt. I’ve heard that other dogs sense illness and can tend to be aggressive to the sick dogs — but, my dog is a healthy, happy pup that just wants to wrestle and chase.
Anyone have any thoughts?

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Training Aggressive Dogs

Dogs are instinctively aggressive and we all realize that dogs are capable of seriously injuring people and other animals. Thankfully, there are ways for dog owners to prevent dog aggression. If you are dealing with an aggressive dog, it is vital that he receives the correct dog obedience training right away, before someone is injured.

The most common forms of aggressive dog behavior are aggression towards strangers, and aggression to family members. Dog aggression can be triggered for many different reasons so it should be reacted to in different ways.

Aggressive Dog Behavior Towards Strangers

Dogs will frequently dislike strangers and other animals until they have an opportunity to get used to being around them. Socialization is the method used to familiarize dogs with new environments, and strange people and animals. Socialization is a vital part of obedience training for your dog. You’re probably wondering how socialization can stop an aggressive dog from attacking the mailman or pizza delivery guy. A dog that has been socialized will start to understand that these new encounters can be amusing instead of being frightening.

He needs to learn this lesson as a puppy. The more often your dog interacts with different people (such as, men in uniform, elderly people, young children, teens, people carrying umbrellas or wearing helmets in a relaxed and fun environment, the less aggressive your dog is likely to be with strangers.

Puppy group training sessions (often held at pet stores or at a vet office) are an excellent place to socialize your pup in a controlled environment. Your dog will learn how to act with unfamiliar dogs. These sessions will also teach your dog that he does not need to fear people he doesn’t know. He should not feel overwhelmed at these sessions – begin slowly to allow his tolerance to grow over time.

Aggression to Family Members

The most common reasons why dogs show aggression to their human family are:

  • Your dog is trying to protect his possessions (food, toys, etc.) from an apparent threat (that is to say you or your family members). Such overly possessive behavior or resource guarding is not uncommon in dogs.
  • Dogs being pack animals show dominant behavior according to where they see themselves ranked in the hierarchy of the household. To your dog, your family structure is no different from that of a dog pack. A dog that sees himself in a loftier position than his owner will be aggressive.

Resource guarding is certainly an act of dominance – a lower ranked dog would never show aggression towards to a more highly ranked member of the pack.

The best way to prevent aggressive dog behavior is to give your dog consistent obedience training, which will make it clear to your dog that you are the “alpha dog”. Your “alpha dog” status can be reinforced with rewards such as treats and praise when he responds appropriately to a command, and with “time-out” for misbehaving.

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