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Monday, October 12, 2015

How To Take Aggressive Dog for A Walk

When you walk your dog, of course the ideal walk is a very pleasant and enjoyable one.

However, the reality for a lot of dog owners, especially aggressive dog,  is that it's all a bit crazy such as the dog jumping around and knocking people off.

And I believe that's why you're reading this article on how to train an aggressive dog :-)

But before we go further, what I'm going to talk about here is the basic kind of approach on how to train your dog off leash.

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Anyways, let's continue...

First, I should tell you that there is no one single trick to calm your dog down. There are about a hundred little tips, ticks, and techniques to do it.

What you're going to learn here is a very special approach.

Here's how: usually, we are not progressing until your dog is calm. Say, your dog in a scale of 1 to 10 and is at level 1, 2, or 3.

However, what we're talking about here is when your dog is aggressive and is at level 10 or 11, and there's no way that they're going to calm down. What you actually do is you take the top of their energy before you sort of go for a walk.

Now you might be thinking, “how the heck do we take the top of their energy?”

The answer is very simple.

To train aggressive dog, you get them in the car, drive them to the park, and then let them go.

But there's a couple words of warning here:

First of all, you've got to be careful. Safety is very important, whether for other people, for your dog, or for yourself.

Massive Change - 300 x 250For example, you need to think about what boots you're wearing, and getting a strong harness or collar for your aggressive dog. It is because what you're going to do is either taking your dog to a dog park which is fully fenced so your dog can't escape, or at least make sure that they run a long line, and possibly even make sure that there are no other dogs or people around who can get caught up in that line.

It is because dogs can run around for like 30kms/hour, and that's the kind of energy that we need to get rid of before we start doing the training.

If you're thinking that's not the correct procedure, I'm telling you that these are the exceptional dogs where you have to basically drain their energy. That's the approach that we're actually taking here.

So, let's just imagine that you've run your dog for half an hour – 45 minutes. They're looking pretty tired. Bring them back to the car.

I keep talking about the car because very often, in most people's situation, you actually don't live right next door to the park. So if it's a 10 minute walk to the park, I'd suggest that you don't try walking your dog there.

It is because all the things you don't want to have happened, such as the dog pulling you, are going to happen all the way to the park. They're going to pull you for 10 minutes to the park, run around, and chances are they're going to pull you from the park back home.

So you'd better off putting your dog in a car.

Now if your dog is exhausted, flopping in, then maybe within 5 minutes or half an hour you're going to go through the process of picking up the lead, calling your dog over, and this time it's not going to be the same hyper dog.

It will be much easier to get them to calm down to level 1 or 2 out of 10. So, you'll be able to start walking around in the house, around the garden, calming your dog down and your dog is going to go,

“What are we're doing?”

The beauty of what you're doing is you're actually starting to put into place a new pattern.

The old patterns of your dog will disappear and then you're going to start replacing them with new patterns. That's why 90% of training your aggressive dog is about breaking the old habits. It's so hard to do if you have a hyper or aggressive dog.

So after you leave them in the house, you just leave that pattern to settle. Your dog is going to rest for an hour or for the rest of the day, and then you do it again.

The more you can calm your dog down, the more you can put the new pattern in place.

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