Fear Aggression Is A Common Concern For Dog Owners

Owners of dogs fear fear. Just like humans, dogs can be anxious. Poor socialization increases the potential for many types of aggression and other behavioral problems later in life. It takes more training and positive reinforcement to help dogs become desensitized. Fearful dogs show displacement behaviors, such as chewing themselves. Body language includes hump-eye, shimmying, lunging, or jumping on their owner. Fear can escalate and become more intense over time. Owners sometimes don't recognize the early warning signs of fear. Shy pups may always have problems feeling fearful. Working to help them become more comfortable requires a number of techniques. If you notice signs of anxiety in your dog, you should consult a behaviorist right away. These problems are much easier to treat when they are caught early and before they escalate too much. Never force your dog into a fearful situation. Make a safe space away from noise, people, and other pets where your dog can go voluntarily. Use lots of positive reinforcement and make the safe space very pleasant. Calming pheromone diffusers and dim lighting can help. . . .

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