Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Husky Aggression - How You Can Deal With It

If you wish to learn how you can deal with a Husky aggression problem or just would like to prevent it, then the tips in this article are going to be of interest. The reason for aggression, preventing aggression and how to reduce it will be discussed. After reading this article, you should be able to prevent and handle Husky aggression.

Dogs will exhibit aggression for one reason in most cases. If a dog is unsure of his place within the pack, he may exhibit aggressive behavior as an attempt to become dominant. A dog is by far happier when he is aware of his place in the pack than if he did not. In order to show your Husky his place within the hierarchy, you have to show him that you are alpha. Before you attempt to stop aggression, you need to establish yourself as the leader of the household first.

Husky aggression can be prevented if your Husky is trained as a puppy. It's agreed upon by professional trainers that the most vital time for training your dog is before the age of six months. You will most definitely want to train your puppy that nipping or biting is unacceptable. If your Husky is taught what kind of behavior is unacceptable as a puppy, he will be much less likely to be aggressive as he gets older. A critical part of puppy training for your Husky is early behavior modification.

There are a few steps you can take to reduce aggression in an already aggressive Husky. First you have to identify the trigger of the aggression (what's making him aggressive), plus how far away he can be from it before he starts to get aggressive. Remain outside of this boundary and praise or reward him for remaining calm. What you want to work on is slowly moving closer to the trigger and praising him if he remains calm. Positive reinforcement is an effective way to reduce aggression in Huskies.

Husky aggression is exhibited when your dog doesn't know his place in the pack. Alpha leadership is the key to reducing aggression. The most important thing you can do to prevent it's early training. A few simple steps can be taken to reduce aggression in already aggressive Huskies. Make use of these concepts to handle your Husky aggression problem.

Find more Husky tips and resources at Siberian Husky Training.

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