What is reactive dog behavior?

Asked By: Savanah Walker
Date created: Mon, Apr 19, 2021 7:59 AM
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Reactive is the term coined by dog trainers and owners who own dogs that overreact to certain stimuli.

The dog's reaction to these stimuli is usually a bark and lunge type of behavior that scares the pants off both the person or dog being barked at and the person holding the leash.

Answered By: Gwendolyn Batz
Date created: Tue, Apr 20, 2021 10:02 AM
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Reactive dogs may have certain triggers, such as men with beards or hats, small children, or situations when the dog feels trapped by being on a leash.

Fight or Flight: Fear is the most common cause for aggression.

When puppies play, either with other dogs or with their owners, they can become mouthy.

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Reactive is the term coined by dog trainers and owners who own dogs that overreact to certain stimuli.

The dog's reaction to these stimuli is usually a bark and lunge type of behavior that scares the pants off both the person or dog being barked at and the person holding the leash.

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Reactive is the term coined by dog trainers and owners who own dogs that overreact to certain stimuli.

The dog's reaction to these stimuli is usually a bark and lunge type of behavior that scares the pants off both the person or dog being barked at and the person holding the leash.

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Dogs that are reactive are those that overreact to certain things or situations.

Reactive dogs may have certain triggers, such as men with beards or hats, small children, or situations when the dog feels trapped by being on a leash.

Fight or Flight: Fear is the most common cause for aggression.

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Behavior and Diet.

These golden or reddish-colored canids may live alone (especially young males) or in packs of up to ten animals.

They roam great distances and communicate with wolf-like howls.

Dingo hunting is opportunistic.

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Dealing with Normal Puppy Behavior: Nipping and Rough Play.

When puppies play with each other, they use their mouths.

Therefore, puppies usually want to bite or "mouth" hands during play or when being petted.

With puppies, this is rarely aggressive behavior in which the intent is to do harm.

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Dog Reactivity.

"Reactivity" means, quite simply, that the dog reacts to another dog, a person, or an object.

Essentially, something or someone triggers the dog to do things like bark, growl, and lunge β€” which can look like the dog is being aggressive.

But that's not always the case.

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