The question of whether dog aggression can be fixed is probably one of the MOST difficult to answer for many dog trainers, even the the best dog trainers. Without trying to sound ambiguous, we’re going to give you the honest answer which is YES & NO! We know many of you are thinking….What! The truth is in how you define dog aggression, but more so, how you define “FIXED.”
Based on our experience, and this answer is going to differ from many of our Long Island & Queens dog trainer competitors. but we NEVER allow money to get in the way of integrity (and safety too!)!
Can dog aggression be fixed? This question often leads to a bad experience for the owner of an aggressive dog and a dog trainer. The dog trainer in our opinion MUST take the time to make sure the owner knows exactly what they are getting at the end of a training program for an aggressive dog.
What does this mean?
This means if your primary goal is to make your dog like other dogs or people you should know this may be a by-product of controlling your dog’s aggression, but is HIGHLY unlikely.
Can Dog Aggression Be Fixed?
True dog aggression can’t be fixed, but by controlling your dog’s aggression the overall scenario can be FIXED.
Let me explain with using a few examples:
If your people aggressive dog tries to attack people while you walk him or her and you’re having a difficult time controlling your dog we can make it better by training your dog and you how to walk by people with minimum to NO incident.
If you want your people aggressive dog to like other people and accept the pet of friendly strangers or family members that he or she doesn’t know, this is probably not going to happen with a TRULY aggressive dog, you main goal is to have him or her be obedient while you’re present.
What About Dog Trainers Who Say They Can Fix Dog Aggression
We’d be extremely wealthy if we had a few dollars for every time that we told someone that their dog’s aggression can’t be fixed, but it can be CONTROLLED. We often here…. “but when we asked another dog trainer, “can dog aggression be fixed,” he said, YES!” There are a few reasons for this, one being that, unfortunately, dog trainers know that if they tell you what you want to hear when you ask “can dog aggression be fixed?” they are more than likely to gain your business. On the other hand, we cannot tell you how many dog aggressive owners do not move forward with Dedicated Dog Training because we tell the truth.
Dog Owners Who Say That Their Dog’s Aggression Was Fixed By a Dog Trainer
There’s another reason that pet owners of aggressive dogs will often skip over the honest dog trainer that tells them that a truly aggressive dog cannot be fixed, but controlled is their friends. Yes, many times pet owners incorrectly define what dog aggression is. Often mistaken a dog that is testing his or limits with a new dog owner or someone that has never had this type of dog. The truth is, the dog is not dog aggressive, more like a spoiled kid or bully pushing the envelope. Dog trainers know this. As a matter of fact, many dog trainers, who don’t handle aggressive dogs, will advertise dog behavior modification programs or aggressive dog training. They do this simply because they know that there are a lot of pet dog owners that mislabel their dogs & they can capitalize on this.
It is Not True Dog Aggression; therefore it can be “FIXED.”
Is your dog aggressive?
Can Dog Aggression Be Fixed If Towards the Owner?
Dog aggression towards a dog’s owner is usually a result in how we reside or have resided with the dog. The severity of the aggression usually sneaks then peaks. If the owner is willing to be engaged with an obedience training program where he of she can be consistent on a consistently basis things may improve. This program will call for a behavior modification not only with regard to the dog, but one on the owner part as well.