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About this Video: This video discusses why dogs become aggressive and how to effectively address aggression.

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  1. Douglas Tisdale

    June 18, 2018 at 6:52 am

    You do have some good information however, your assertion that aggressive behavior should be ignored and replaced with something positive does not work with all dogs. Dog's are very responsive to corrections, which are very natural for them and EXPECTED in the dog world. A pack of dogs will not ignore bad behavior, they correct it. I agree that OVER correction or corrections that are too harsh will lead to trouble. However, an adequate correction at the right time is the BEST solution to unwanted to behavior. To deny this is to deny the science that exists currently, along with thousands of examples in application.

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  2. Charlie Brown

    June 18, 2018 at 6:52 am

    Hi Alyssa, please help. I just moved to Germany with my dog and his whole environment and routine has changed, not to mention his family (just me instead of me, my husband and our two other dogs). I have tried to keep it as structured as possible and tried calming collars etc but he has become leash reactive and also barking and howling when I am at work. I don't know what to do. Have tried pheromones, am doing positive counter conditioning (but sometimes a dog comes out of nowhere and he reacts and won't focus on me or the treats) and as much walking as my nerves can stand (I am now taking him out at night to minimise seeing other dogs), feeding him in Kongs etc when I am away and got a dog walker to come mid-day. To no avail. Please help me. I don't want to get rid of my precious boy.

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  3. Angela bel

    June 18, 2018 at 6:52 am

    my dog guard all the white towels in the house
    if you hold a white towel she is coming at you .

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  4. eslgurucalif

    June 18, 2018 at 6:52 am

    Tortuous vocal fry. Why do young women think this sounds good????

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  5. nicely done

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  6. Elisa.UK

    June 18, 2018 at 6:52 am

    I do agree with the reading of the dog behavior but I do not agree with the solutions given. For example, give space to the dog is the exact opposite of a natural dog behavior, I mean, the dog is not in charge, he/she is a follower of the owner which is the pack leader and the canine behavior will be that the alpha confront straight away the unwanted behavior from a follower until the follower submits. Has nothing to do with hitting or scream at the dog, but just follow him/her right after the unwanted behavior face the dog in a calm and assertive energy, but at the same time with an attitude that says: I did not like what you did and I have to make sure u understand that is wrong and you won't do it again. You don't give space to a follower or they will try to get in charge. Dogs need to understand that the human has the confidence to manage any situation. This help the dog to not to find himself a job (this is also stated in the video and I totally agree) if you don't give the dog a job he/she will find one but you might not be happy with!

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  7. martin eglinton

    June 18, 2018 at 6:52 am

    Doug h… I think you are to blind to see it… How dare u say that  !!!..  great video were my thoughts,  "GOOD JOB" Alyssa

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  8. clickerhappyful

    June 18, 2018 at 6:52 am

    Great video! 🙂

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  9. Doug H. in VA

    June 18, 2018 at 6:52 am

    Don't read the flashed message word for word to the viewer. Blind people can get some other way to get it and they don't train dogs anyway, generally.

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  10. That is great video. Such good information!!

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  11. Korewakore Sorewasore

    June 18, 2018 at 6:52 am

    I love your videos , the information is clear and easy to understand .

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  12. broseproductions

    June 18, 2018 at 6:52 am

    Awesome information.  Thanks!!!!

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