How to Handle Aggressive Dogs
While dogs are generally thought of as “man’s best friend”, dependable and loyal, it is important to remember that they are animals that live by instinct.
Many dogs have aggressive tendencies that can be a threat to both their owners and other dogs. However, by understanding the causes and signs of aggression in dogs, you can hopefully learn how to control your pet and keep yourself and your family free from attack or injury.
As with many animals, dogs have a natural instinct to be assertive and to dominant. So, that makes it very important to put your dog through obedience training early on (ideally, while it is still a puppy) to reinforce to your dog that you are the dominant creature in that relationship.
Many dogs respond aggressively when they feel threatened or afraid. A barking, growling dog may actually be displaying fear aggression.
Dogs instinctively protect what they think is “theirs,” which can include their territory, puppies, or food.
So, don’t get between a dog and something it considers to be its property or territory. If you must, be sure to do so with caution and to do so slowly in order to prevent injury.
Contact a Minnesota Dog Bite Attorney
If you or someone you know has been injured by an aggressive dog, contact the Minnesota dog bite attorneys of TSR Injury Law today at 612-TSR-TIME to discuss your situation with a legal professional.