Are schutzhund trained dogs aggressive?

Asked By: Colton Leannon
Date created: Mon, Mar 29, 2021 2:36 PM
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There is great concern that training in Schutzhund means you are “training the dog to bite”, making the dog dangerous… has been “trained to bite” and is therefore more likely to bite. has been made mean and aggressive through the protection work. might decide to self-deploy on a harmless person.
Answered By: Rocio Herman
Date created: Tue, Mar 30, 2021 4:39 PM
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The obvious one is that aggression is an undesirable trait that could lead to someone, or even your dog, getting hurt.

If you notice aggression in a dog that you don't know, it is best to leave it alone.

Instead, the best way to train away aggressive behavior is to reward good behavior.

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Is training an aggressive dog possible? Yes. Aggression in dogs, whether it be toward a dog's owner or other dogs, is a serious behavior that should be adjusted with the help of a professional dog trainer.
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This lack of training often leads to aggressive behavior in dogs because they are responding to situations using their instincts, and not proper training since they have never been taught differently.

dogs become aggressive for a number of reasons.

Normally, their aggression is born of fear or possessiveness.

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It is important to note that while the prognosis is good for many fear aggressive dogs there is no 'cure' for aggression… Contact a qualified humane positive trainer to work with you and your dog using humane desensitization techniques. These will give your dog more confidence to cope with her fear.
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The question that sometimes comes to us, Caucasian Shepherd breeders, is related to the possibility of training an aggressive dog to become less aggressive and the answer is yes, of course it is possible.
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This behavior is often considered normal, but some dogs can become excessively aggressive due to learning and genetic factors.

Inter-dog aggression occurs much more frequently in non-neutered male dogs.

Generally, inter-dog aggression is more of a problem between dogs of the same gender.

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It typically takes 4-6 months for a puppy to be fully house trained, but some puppies may take up to a year. Size can be a predictor. For instance, smaller breeds have smaller bladders and higher metabolisms and require more frequent trips outside. Your puppy's previous living conditions are another predictor.
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