Growling Is A Way To Communicate With You
Growling is a way to communicate with you. It means pain, fear, possessiveness, aggression, or that a dog is having fun. You learn the different reasons a dog would growl. Then you know how to react appropriately. Growls are most likely due to fear. A dog may growl in situations that trigger fears. This could be during thunderstorms or fireworks displays. Some aggressive dogs may be ill and suffer from an anxiety disorder. If you can determine the cause of fear, the natural course of action is to remove it from the dog. Growling is usually a harmless expression of feelings. Some dogs growl when they're having a great time. It should be watched closely, especially with pups, since the growling behavior can quickly move toward aggression. The dog will growl whenever it senses that someone is approaching its perceived territory. Growl is never a good idea. By teaching your dog that growling isn't acceptable, you're taking away its ability to warn you that it may bite. The key to getting a dog to stop growling is not to suppress the growls, but to deal with the underlying problem. A pet trainer or animal behaviorist can help you evaluate the dog's behavior. Be specific as possible to what triggered the growingling. The trainer will likely work with the dog slowly to get it to accept the trigger and not growl at its presence. If possible, eliminate triggers, avoid stressful situations. . . .