Sibling Aggression Is Very Fixable with our DC Dog Training Programs!
There are very specific types of aggression, resulting from very specific triggers. One of these is sibling aggression. Sibling aggression is aggression between two or more dogs living in the same household, whether they are biologically related or not. This can occur at any age, and is often related to a dog’s instinct to dominate. If your dog is having any of these issues, our dog aggression training in DC is exactly what you need!
Dogs are pack animals, which means they prefer clear rankings. They need a leader, and they may themselves want to be that leader. This type of aggression isn’t always severe; it may involve some growling here, a nip or two there. No matter how mild, however, if the signs are there, the aggression needs to be addressed.
One of the most common ways an owner is bitten is by attempting to break up a pair of fighting dogs. While working with a dog trainer in Asheville I had a client whose child was bitten accidentally because two dogs were fighting over treats, and the child just happened to be nearby. This is a problem that can go from bad to worse too quickly and too easily, so the sooner a training program is established, the better.
The way we keep siblings from showing aggression is by eliminating the need for a leader, and we do this by establishing you, the owner, as the leader. Through my in-home training program, we’ll work on focus training, basic obedience, developing a bond of trust and respect between you and your dogs, place training, and avoiding favoritism (whether intentional or unintentional). I will place you in a position of leadership and teach you how to effectively communicate with your dogs to ensure they’ll listen to you and not just to their own, oftentimes wayward, instincts.
One you can feel confident and in control of difficult situations, sibling aggression will no longer be an issue. Your dogs will understand and respect the boundaries you set.
To learn more about how I can help your unique situation, give me a call at 202.318.1380 today.