A growling dog can be frightening, and many times the human reaction is to put an immediate stop the growling. However, it's important to understand that a growl is a warning sign from your dog. A growling dog can soon become even more aggressive. Could you be inadvertently training your dog not to growl?
A dog growls in order to communicate that he is unhappy, uncomfortable, or afraid. Some people mistakenly think they should scold or punish a dog for growling, but that might be the worst thing you can do. Dog trainer Amy Bender talks about the about the causes of dog growling as well as how to properly deal with dog growling. Learn about dog growling before it becomes a problem. It will help keep your dog happy and prevent more serious dog aggression.
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