The why’s and how’s once filled my head as I tried desperately to understand how my cherished dog could have bitten someone in the face. And while I loved him more than anything, his aggression had an impact on me for the rest of his life.
The feelings of hopelessness and anxiety haunting me long after the fact. I am here to offer guidance, to help them work through their problems, and to give them an unbiased opinion about the events and challenges they are facing with their dog. I remember what I went through and think about the fact that I hired 12 different trainers and spent thousands of dollars attempting to resolve Koby’s problems. Here is what I want to say to every dog owner who is dealing with this kind of predicament: For those owners who have either been bitten by their dog or have witnessed their dog biting someone else, I’ll be honest – your confidence, whether you’ll admit it or not, has been affected.
This use of technology to improve your pet’s safety is not an overreaction or a case of “helicopter parenting.” Dogs are vulnerable to accidental deaths and injuries the same way humans are, and keeping an eye out is always a smart plan.
The top five causes for accidental dog deaths include poisoning and accidental electrocution.
Perhaps the owner grabbed the dog’s collar and triggered something he didn’t even know existed, causing the dog to unload on the unsuspecting guest. I am faced with a baffled owner with nothing but love in their heart, who now feels betrayed and nervous.
Perhaps owners were having a BBQ and they dropped food, the begging dog rushing to claim it, putting someone in the hospital in its wake. And in their sadness and feelings of betrayal, they begin questioning themselves.
If your dog has not been spayed or neutered, that surgery alone may lessen aggressive behavior.
Besides spay/neuter, the best way to prevent aggression is to thoroughly socialize your dog as a young puppy.
Electrocution is a cause of death that many people probably don’t expect.
As I hear these stories week after week, my thoughts return to Koby, my first dog way back when I was a biologist and knew nothing about dogs except that I loved them.
I can relate to these stories because I’ve got one of my own.
By Juliana Weiss-Roessler If your dog hates bath time, it’s likely you do, too. It may feel a little silly to hire a dog trainer just to help you give your dog a bath, but consider how even one session might enable both you and your dog to have a more enjoyable experience at bath time for the rest of his life. Also, please note that because of volume, we are unable to respond to individual comments, although we do watch them in order to learn what issues and questions are most common so that we can produce content that fulfills your needs.
It may be hard to imagine that you could turn it around and start viewing a bath as a time for bonding instead, but it is possible! Here are some tips for developing your dog’s love for bath time. Isn’t that a good investment of your time and money? You are welcome to share your own dog tips and behavior solutions among yourselves, however.