Dog Training For Aggressive Dogs - How To Correct Aggression

Dog training for aggressive dogs can stop your dog's aggressive behavior.

Here are some tips from a professional dog trainer Adam G. Katz Author of "Secrets of a Professional Dog Trainer" who has assisted the likes of Dr. Phil and many other dog owners with aggression problems.

Want to know the one thing that will stop your dog's aggression problems?

It's you.

That's right. You. And your relationship with your dog.

And you might be surprised to learn that it's as simple as Nancy Reagan's anti-drug mantra: "Just say no."

"But wait... I've told my dog, 'no' before... and it didn't stop his dog aggression..." And as a professional dog trainer and editor of the #1 dog training web site, -- I hear that all the time.

What does it tell me? It's an immediate red flag that the owner does not have a proper relationship with their dog.

See, once you've established a proper relationship between you and your dog-- meaning that he:

A. Views you as his "pack leader."


B. Understands your commands -- (in this case, the "No!" command)

... then you've just eliminated 99% of the different types of dog aggression behaviors you may be experiencing.

Granted, dog aggression from a dog trainer's perspective (from someone who works with aggressive dogs, everyday) is a little different from the pet owner who only experiences aggression from their own dog.

But regardless, once you learn dog training for aggressive dogs, dog aggression can be stopped almost immediately. Other times, fixing aggression problems will require consistent work and constant supervision.

Dog Training For Aggressive Dogs

Aggressive puppies. (Yes-- dog aggression can be a genetic factor, and present itself through aggressive puppy behavior, too).

Aggressive dog behavior, such as nipping and biting, puppy biting, dog fighting and more.

It's important to remember that there are four main types of dog aggression:

1. Dog to handler aggression (when the dog shows aggression toward the owner)

2. Dog to dog aggression (when the dog shows aggression toward other dogs, but not to humans)

3. Dog to other animal aggression (such as killing chickens).

4. Pain-reactive aggression.

Within these four categories of dog aggression, there are several sub-categories, such as:

5. Dominance aggression

6. Defensive aggression

7. Fear aggression

8. Territorial aggression

9. Protective aggression

10. Maternal aggression (protecting her puppies)

... and also several combinations of these sub-categories which can make diagnosing the type of aggression your dog is showing, difficult.

Regardless of the type of aggression-- your dog's aggression problems will be primarily fixed by:

1. Understanding the type of dog aggression you're dealing with.

2. Establishing yourself as the dog's pack leader, so that your dog will listen to your commands, respect those commands, want to please you, and bond with you more.

3. Correcting the dog aggression-- which is fundamentally a way of communicating your displeasure with the display of dog aggression, and teaching the dog that the said aggression is not an acceptable response to the stimuli.

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

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