Help, my dog is fearful or aggressive

March 11, 2020

What happened to my friendly dog?

Did you start with a dog that was friendly to people or dogs, and now it is not?

Or did you start with a dog that was already fearful or aggression issues, and now it is time to do something about it.

A lot of people wonder why their dog is fearful or aggressive?  Nothing terrible has happened.  And indeed, that could be the case.  Or it could be your dog has been maturing, you have been missing its communication signals that indicate it is stressed out. As dogs develop, they change.  Just like us, they start taking things more seriously.  They recognize more things are dangerous.  And they act accordingly.

Now many people are going to think the solution is to socialize their dog more.  But it’s not.  Once this problem exists, your dog needs more control over its environment than what socialization provides.  So instead, a system of training called desensitization with counter conditioning is used to change those emotions to relaxation or calmness.

The action plan for these dogs is:
The Well-Mannered Dog is here to help you.
Step 1 – Start with our level 1 of our Changing Dog Emotions Program.  so we can:
• reduce your dog’s overall stress. And just like you, once you diminish your dog’s overall stress, it will be able to learn better.
do a complete evaluation of your dog’s behavior.
games that will be used to change your dog’s emotional association plus teach loose leash walking.

Step 2 – And when your dog graduates go into Level 2, where we use the games your dog learned in level to teach your dog happy, relaxed emotions in association with the things that upset it.

Click the link above to get help with your dog’s training.


Author – Debbie Schaefer

Debbie has been successfully teaching dog lovers how to rambunctious, rude, disobedient dogs into Well-Mannered companions since 1987.

That means there are few bad behaviors Debbie can’t tame or troublesome pups Debbie can’t help turn into well-mannered dogs.

With training, your dog can be a great companion, a fun part of your life.