Aggressive towards others

by Ireyana

My dog Max used to be a quiet and scared puppy who would not go near strangers, and always be nice and play with people we put him around. As he got older (and this could have been from him being in the house more often) He has become very aggressive to anyone, all ages, who wasn't his immediate family. If he even sees someone else outside he will bark at them, and If they come even somewhat close he will try to bite them. He does this with other animals too, besides our other dog Co co. Its strange, because he is very sweet and playful with everyone in the house. Is there anything I can do, I don't want him to bite someone, and I want people to not be scared if they are a guest in the house, and I really just want him to be happy and controlled, and comfortable with others.

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Mar 28, 2018
Nothing In Life Is Free
by: Adam G. Katz

Employ the "Nothing In Life Is Free" approach, so that your dog starts to view you as the "pack leader." If your dog doesn't see you as the leader, then your corrections will be meaningless. So, if you're doing subtle things (inadvertently) to undermine your leadership role around the house-- it will be counter-productive.

All the best,

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

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