The Danger in Suppressing a Dog's Drives

The Danger in Suppressing a Dog’s Drives

Robert Cabral Behavior, Blog, Dog Aggression, Problem Solving 1 Comment

The information contained in this article may be a bit advanced for some readers, but it is extremely important if you are dealing with a dog with difficult behaviors and are looking to hire a trainer to work with your dog or you are working with the dog yourself.  Suppressing the drives of a dog may seem like the answer on …

Dog Behaviors Must be Trained

Dog’s Behaviors Don’t Fix Themselves

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Dogs are creatures of survival. They find what works and they keep doing it. Their behaviors don’t change, they simply adapt. If they are heading in a direction of aggression, they will continue in that direction until it stops working. Dogs are masters of opportunity and will use this skill to push any behaviors that are not put into check. …

German Shepherd and Malinois Playing Rough

Aggressive Dogs vs. Aggressive Behavior

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I’m sure I’ll be addressing this issue again and again, as I have so many times in the past. Countless times I’ve been asked to evaluate a dog that has been labelled “aggressive” that actually just exhibited some aggressive behavior. So.. what’s the difference? Simple, If I upset you, slap you, taunt you or annoy you, you might act aggressive, …