Author: David Reinecker
Dog aggression and behavior expert with 30 years of experience.

Tips for Separation Anxiety

Separation anxiety can be one of the most frustrating behavioral issues that a dog owner can encounter. The more severe the issue, the most frustrating it is. It can be overwhelming, and dogs can lose their homes due to it.

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Managing Aggressive Dog Behavior

Once a dog has already gotten to the stage of showing signs of aggression, part of the treatment or behavior modification is often labeled as management. What management means is that you are helping to create a situation or environment

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Aggression in Dogs Toward Strangers and Visitors

Many dogs have problems when being around new people. This is most commonly seen within the dog’s own home, but it can occur in new locations as well. Similar to other types of dog aggression, stranger aggression is often rooted in

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A Fresh Perspective on Dog on Dog Aggressive Behavior

While dog aggression can be motivated towards strange dogs or known dogs, the focus of this article will be strange dogs. Many cases of aggression towards a known dog (like with a canine housemate) fall into categories like redirected aggression

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Activities to Stimulate Your Dog’s Mind

A bored dog is an unhappy dog, and he can often come up with lots of his own games to play, many of which you won’t like! Especially when he is young, he may chew up your favorite items, dig,

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Understanding Territorial Dog Aggression

Territorial aggression arises in a dog that is not keen with strangers on his property. This can be directed at dogs that walk by your house and yard on the daily walk or with guests that enter your home. Generally,

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Fear Aggression in Dogs Overview

Most types of aggression are really located somewhere along the continuum of fear. Sometimes it’s very obvious, and other times it is far more subtle. The most important thing to know is fear of something can be a powerful motivator

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What is Dog Resource Guarding and What Can Be Done

Dog owners generally aren’t aware of what the technical term ‘resource guarding’ means, but most are familiar with what it looks like. This is the dog that acts aggressively to keep something it wants whether that is its food, treats,

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Redirected Dog Aggression Explained in Simple Terms

  One of the lesser understood-by-the-dog-owner types of aggression is known as redirected aggression.  Sometimes redirected aggression looks like another kind of aggression (owner directed aggression, leash aggression, dog aggression, etc.) which can make it not fully apparent at first.

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Pattern Recognition and Learning in Dogs

Dogs are problem solving creatures.  They use these skills in order to break down their environment into a few key components.  Simply put, they look at their own behavior and what the consequences of that behavior are.  From these things,

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