DON’T KNOW WHY YOUR DOG IS BEING AGGRESSIVE OR HOW TO MAKE IT STOP?
THEN IT IS TIME TO CALL US!!!

Our dogs are generally a reflection of us, how we treat them, and how we have bought them up. If a dog isn’t exercised enough, fed properly, trained correctly, socialized enough or never shown any affection/attention then you may have a problem dog; the key is to know the right approach for, not only your dog, but the whole family.

When confronted with an aggressive dog you can employ certain methods that may reduce the risk of a bite. Firstly remain calm and show no fear. Do not run away. Do not make eye contact with the dog. A big yawn and looking off to the side will often reduce the risk of a bite, as a yawn signifies that you are not a threat.

Did you know that the position and movement of a dog’s tail is very important because it helps to communicate a myriad of things such as the most commonly recognised, happiness and playfulness, but it also helps to convey fear, anxiety and even aggression to other dogs. A dog that has no tail can therefore be treated as if it were something to beware of, because it is unable to give the right signals and therefore will exaggerate other movements (i.e. wag its body, or bite because he can’t show his fear any other way) to compensate. This can be confusing to other dogs and can lead to attack.

Did you know that a diet high in protein can result in some behavioural issues in relation to serotonin levels? There is an Amino acid called Tryptophan that is present in a dog’s diet that helps the body to produce Serotonin, which is found in the nervous system, which helps to control the dog’s mood. If you feed your dog too much protein the Tryptophan’s have to compete with the other amino acids in the body, becoming less affective. This can completely alter the mood of the dog. They can become aggressive, anxious, depressed, insomniacs and very hungry; all making for a not very pleasant dog! As a rule you should feed your dog a balanced diet that contains no more than 25% protein.

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