There are many interventions that happen by pet owners that leave the relationship strained between the owner and the pet. And for that reason there are also many conflicts that arise between the dogs, as well as the owners. However, these acts are based on fear and mistrust and not on power. That means that dogs that are showing aggression to the parents are not considered dominant; they also do not show dominant features when they are acting with parents. Dogs are usually very frightened and that means they will then act out to defend themselves. Some dogs know that aggression is ways that will work to have the dogs back off and that means that this is a way to be able to get the parent to back off. In addition to that it also means that you need to see that the dog will be aggressive trying to assert his dominance over the parent. This means that the dog is able to avoid the situation as effectively as possible.
You must realize that dogs cannot talk, so when something goes wrong, they have no way to be able to discuss all of the issues that they have. That means that as an owner you need to be able to have access to a way to communicate with your dog effectively.
How to Know When to Get Help
It is very important to make sure that you are able to look at the aggressive behavior of your dog because it shows that there is un-comfort and that there is an aggression that comes from anxiety. This comes from many power plays that your dog may be making trying to assume dominance. There are many techniques that you can learn that will allow you to understand the needs as well as the motivations of your pet. For that reason it is very important if this kind of behavior continues and is happening on a regular basis to have a trainer or a behaviorist come to your home and evaluate your pet. This means that if you decide that you want to hire this professional they will be able to do an evaluation and determine if the dog needs a plan of intervention. Then a special plan will be put in action that will give you specific guidance as well as will allow you to figure out what the issue is and work with you to find a plan that will allow you to know that you are retraining your pet with the right plan.
Your Dog: Your Family
Your dog is your family, in a way that you would work with your family if there was an issue and get therapy to correct it, there is no reason that you should not think about acting with your pet in the same way. Unlike people animals do not have any kind of motivation other than to love us and for that reason it is very important to understand that you will be able to love your dog unconditionally in the same way that it loves you.
If you are not able to find the right specialist consult your vet or the local ASPCA office and they will be able to work with you to find someone who is in your area to assist you with the process that will work with your dog and their style. The specialist can come to your house and assist you with looking at your pet and finding out all of the ways that you will be able to work together and discuss the plan.
Once you speak with a professional it is very important that you come up with the right plan one step at a time and discuss everything that is going to be the implemented to work together and then follow each individual step. When you listen and when you follow all of the steps you will be on a plan to seeing your dog’s temperament turn around very quickly. You need to realize that you need to be patient and work together and realize that setbacks are going to happen; this is to be expected since your pet is only an animal and not perfect. When there are little mistakes along the road, do not lose your patience with your pet, instead take everything one step at a time so that you are able to work together towards success.