Some dogs are wary of strangers and new situations – so nervous, in fact, that they threaten or challenge you in order to get away from what’s scaring them. Experts call such behavior Canine Fear Aggression. Barbara Sherman, Associate Professor at North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine, says fear-based aggression rarely goes away on its own.
Sherman states, “and these dogs often need some help in coping with even the most routine situations that might elicit fear.”
An experienced trainer may be able to help your pooch overcome his fears. But in difficult cases, you may want to have your veterinarian recommend a behavior specialist.
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