How To Train A Dog To Not Be Aggressive

How To Train A Dog To Not Be Aggressive


Aggression is a normal, evolutionarily adaptive behavior that functions to protect oneself or ones group, whether human or animal. Unfortunately, it often gets manifested in a way that causes harm to others. But with the proper understanding of why dogs are aggressive and what can be done to treat this behavior, you and your dog can work together to significantly reduce aggression and live better lives.

Letting the dog sleep in your bed with you.

If your dog is allowed to sleep in the bed with you, this can cause him or her to become jealous of your attention and possessive of you. Dogs who sleep in the bed with their owners are also more likely to be aggressive than dogs that do not.

Being too affectionate and loving.

Dogs are pack animals, and they need to know who is the alpha in the family. They need to know who is in charge and how they fit into that order. If your dog does not know his place in the pack, he will act out because he’s confused about where he should be placed.

If you have a very affectionate dog that wants to be with you all of the time, this could cause problems when training him as well. Dogs need to learn that love is earned by showing respect and obedience (like humans do). So if your dog jumps all over you whenever he sees you come home from work or school, try not giving him attention until he has done something good for himself (such as going potty outside).

Having passive energy in the house.

Many people will tell you that having a dog is like having a kid. They’re right, but there are some major differences between them when it comes to raising them. One of those differences is that you have to be the alpha dog in the house with your dog, not the other way around. This concept can be difficult for some people to grasp because they don’t know what it means or how they should act towards their pets.

It’s important that you understand what passive energy is and how it affects your relationship with your pet so that you can train them properly and set boundaries for them early on in their life together as companions.

Taking your dog’s toys away.

The next step is to take away the toy when your dog is aggressive. This is harder than it sounds because you have to be sure not to give up your dog’s toys. If you do, they may believe that the aggression was successful and try again next time with a different object or person.

For example, if your puppy likes to bite his squeaky toy when you are playing fetch with him, then you should throw it out of reach after he has taken hold of it in his mouth and have bitten down on it hard more than once (you will know when this happens because he will drop the toy immediately). Then say “No!” firmly as he looks at you for guidance as what should happen next (probably an apology from him). You should also make direct eye contact with him as this makes him feel guilty about what he’s done wrong which reinforces that feeling so there isn’t any confusion later on down the line about whether or not biting toys was acceptable behavior back then but now doesn’t work anymore because apparently someone told them differently somewhere along their journey through life so now they need extra reminders like this one every once in awhile just so we can keep things consistent across all situations involving people not wanting dogs around them which includes taking away their stuffs too much…and speaking of which – back on topic!

Punishing your dog when they’re being aggressive.

  • Punishing your dog when they’re being aggressive.
  • This is a common mistake that many owners make when their dog shows aggression. The truth is that punishing your dog only makes it more aggressive, or frightened and skittish around you. This will make him more likely to bite someone else, or even you!

Giving your dog food from the dining table.

It is important to train your dog early on to behave at the dining table. If you allow your dog to eat from the same place and time as humans, he or she may think he is a part of the family and will get aggressive when something happens that makes him feel different.

To train this behavior, put your dog in another room for about 15 minutes before dinner time. When you are ready to eat, bring him out and give him a treat as an incentive for good behavior. Once he has eaten his treat and settled down into another room with no distractions (e.g., toys), let him know that it’s okay for you all to come in together now!

Not having a leader at home to assert dominance.

One of the most common reasons dogs become aggressive is because they don’t have a leader at home to assert dominance. If a dog doesn’t know its place in the pack, it will try to assert itself as leader and get aggressive with other members of its household. If your dog has this problem, you’ll want to make sure that you establish yourself as the leader in your relationship with them so that they will respect and listen to you.

To do this:

  • Set boundaries for your dog’s behavior by making sure that they know what behaviors are acceptable and what aren’t allowed (biting humans or other pets)
  • Establish yourself as the one in charge through body language such as eye contact or physical proximity (walking on leash)

The key to training an aggressive dog is understanding what is causing their aggression, and then correcting those issues so they can be a happy and healthy pet.

The key to training an aggressive dog is understanding what is causing their aggression, and then correcting those issues so they can be a happy and healthy pet. A lot of people think that if you train a dog to be aggressive, it will make the dog less stressed out and therefore less likely to bite or attack people. This is not true! Aggression should never be trained into a dog because it can cause serious injuries or even death in some cases.

Aggression in dogs needs to be corrected by working with your veterinarian or trainer on ways that you can help calm down your pet’s behavior problems through positive reinforcement techniques such as clicker training or reward-based systems like leash corrections or time outs if needed until the problem has been resolved completely before moving onto any type of leash training process which helps teach basic commands like sit down stay walk etc…


As you can see, there are many things that can cause your dog to exhibit aggressive behavior. The best way to prevent an aggressive dog is by understanding what is causing their aggression, and then correcting those issues so they can be a happy and healthy pet. If you’re still having trouble with controlling your pet’s aggression, there are some professional trainers who specialize in working with dogs like this.

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