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Aggressive Behavior in Dogs
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There are different types of aggressive behavior in dogs. Some dogs display defensive aggression and will not attack unless they are backed into a corner. Other dogs may develop an offensive aggression and any dog that comes within range could be a target, whether it is a true threat or not. This aggression can be attributed to many factors. For instance:
Treatments for an Aggressive Dog
First and foremost, before any corrective action can be taken, it is necessary to know the underlying cause of the dog aggression. A vet should first check to diagnose any medical issues which may be contributing to dog aggression. For instance, a dog suffering hypothyroidism would not benefit from a treatment plan that is centered on training with no medical action. On the other side of the coin, a dog with no medical problems that could be causing the aggression would only benefit slightly from a purely medical approach to treatment.
After diagnosis is confirmed, the proper treatment plan can be implemented. There are several treatment plans available depending on the source of the aggression:
Natural Remedies for Dog Aggression
In most cases, dog aggression can be lessened through proper training and socialization with other dogs. But there are instances where training alone will not solve the problem. If a dog was abused as a puppy, it is possible that they will never fully recover and will always be leery of anything not in their daily routine. In these cases, in addition to constant reinforcement through training, holistic medicines may also help. If this is a the case with a particular dog, look for the following ingredients in any holistically-based medicine:
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