Aggressive Hungarian Viszla

by Robyn
(Riverton, South Australia)

My beautiful boy, i think suffers separation anxiety! Since my partner was killed, he seems to lack male authority. He stands at the back gate and goes beserk, barking and displaying aggressive behaviour towards anybody. He also sometimes tries to bite some people!!!

I have bought a bark collar which seems to work, sometimes! He does have interaction with my friend's 4 viszlas and he is extremely friendly when people come around to visit! I am so worried that he will bite someone one day and I will have to have him put down.

I must admit like most viszlas he runs the house, including sleeping on the couch and beds! OOps!

Can someone help me please - My Jack is now 3 and half years old!

Thank you,
Robyn and Jack

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Mar 26, 2013
Teach your dog to walk on a loose leash
by: Adam G. Katz

Yes-- you can fix this. It's what we call "dog aggression" (in contrast to handler aggression).

You need to focus on two things:

1. Teach your dog to walk on a loose leash around all distractions. If he's on a loose leash, he cannot be paying attention to you and the other dog at the same time. It's either one or another, and if the leash is loose, then he has to watch you because he cannot FEEL from the tension in the leash, where you are.

2. You'll need to learn how to give a motivational correction, so that he clearly understands that this behavior is unacceptable. If he already knows that it's unacceptable, then the issue is that your correction is not firm enough, or you're not using the proper training collar (or it isn't fitted correctly!)

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