Aggressive 9 month old Border Collie

by Aalyah A.
(Missouri)

My border collie harley hates my little cousin. Every time Noah is around harley growls, barks, and today he actually bit him. I dont know how to teach him not to act like that and if i cant get help my stepdad is getting rid of him.

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Aggressive Behavior
by: Adam G. Katz

Hi, Aalyah:

Your problem is that your dog didn't get a motivational correction for exhibiting the aggressive behavior.

It will happen, again. Plan on it. Be prepared, and have a way to administer a motivational correction, when it happens-- so that Harley knows in no uncertain terms: This behavior will not be tolerated. I go into more detail on how to do this, in my book.

In addition: Start teaching him obedience training exercises, and make him do behaviors he doesn't want to do. (Ex. Down-stays around distractions and making him stay down). That builds dominance/leadership and makes your corrections more meaningful.

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Adam G. Katz is the author of, "Secrets of a Professional Dog Trainer!" -- which you can find at DogProblems.com.

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