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Why does my dog attack other dogs?

asked 2017-04-15 21:07:34 -0500

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answered 2017-06-05 12:23:38 -0500

This really sounds like you need to reach out to a professional trainer to figure out the cause and the appropriate solution. What are the triggers? (Lack of socialization, Fear, Territory/Resource Protection, Medically based-Pain, etc.) http://www.vetstreet.com/our-pet-expe...

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answered 2017-06-06 06:42:18 -0500

Please do consult a professional but make sure to choose one who works with positive reinforcement methods. Also, not all dogs like other dogs and thats ok, as long as they do not attack them. So even with the best of training, your dog might not ever be the kind of dog to like playing with other dogs and thats fine. We think dogs need dog friends but for thousands of years, the quality of the dog's life depends on the quality of his relationship with humans so as long as your dog feels like he is part of a social structure and gets plenty of love and play time with you, he will not be unhappy.

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