“Son your ego is writing checks your body can’t cash.”
A great quote from a great movie.
Top Gun is one of my all time favorites.
I think of this when I am about to work with an aggressive dog. Working with aggressive behavior can be tricky, to say the least.
You have to get real close to a real dog that is in a bad mood, that doesn’t like you, that would probably bite you given the chance.
A dog that sometimes does not want food, toys or soft voices. It is a dog that wants you gone.
So how do you deal with this type of dog?
Simple, you need one thing. You need…..
If you are going to work with aggressive dogs you need to go into each situation with confidence. Not ego, ego will get you bit. Confidence will help you bring the dog around.
You have to be confident enough to walk in and get to work.
Confident enough to help turn the dog around.
Confident enough to look at each dog, evaluate the dog and then know what you are going to do.
Confident enough to use positive consequence when needed AND negative consequences.
YES! You use negative consequences when dealing with aggressive dogs.
You especially use negative consequences with dogs that are reactive on leash. A quick, simple negative consequence is often enough to bring around many dogs.
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