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Aggressive Dogs

We've Been Wrong About Dog Play, New Study Suggests

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 01.14.2015 | Science

When dogs roll over onto their backs and expose their bellies, their behavior is a sign of submission, right? Well, new research suggests that we may ...

Aggressive Dog? No Problem!

Nicole Wilde | Posted 11.17.2014 | Green
Nicole Wilde

Humane, scientifically sound methods for handling dog aggression are not flashy. They don't come with wild promises, bells or whistles. Proper behavior modification can take time and patience. What it doesn't do is scare the dog, break the trust between dog and owner, or make the problem worse.

Options for Severely Aggressive Dogs

Nicole Wilde | Posted 10.14.2014 | Green
Nicole Wilde

For severe cases, before anything else, I recommend a veterinary exam that includes a full blood workup and a thorough physical exam to rule out any type of physiological cause for the aggression. Assuming the dog is physically sound, for those dogs at the extreme end of the aggression spectrum, options are limited.

Veterinarian Opens Up About Why Pets Misbehave

Posted 04.02.2014 | Green

From VetStreet's Dr. Patty Khuly: Veterinarians are in a unique position to observe unfortunate pet-related behavior on a daily basis. Here are my ...

Owner Attacked by Dog and Loses Arms: Was it Provoked or Out of the Blue?

Sophia Yin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science
Sophia Yin

While most dog attacks are not intentionally provoked, in some cases the dogs are intentionally trained. And in the case where a tough-breed of dog is owned by a violent criminal that cause is higher on the list.

Paw Preference, Agression Linked In Study Of Pet Dogs

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 06.04.2013 | Science

Ever wonder why Spot just can't seem to warm up to strangers? Being a left-pawed dog might have something to do with it. New research published in...

If Your Normally Gentle Dog Turns Aggressive, This Could Be the Reason

Dr. Karen Becker | Posted 12.16.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karen Becker

According to a recent study, dogs in pain are on edge and can react aggressively if they are touched. Otherwise loving dogs can become violent from pain, and dogs that already have aggressive tendencies get even more aggressive.

Aggressive Pet Says A Lot About Your Personality

Posted 08.12.2012 | Science

By: Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 08/10/2012 09:52 AM EDT on LiveScience Your canine companion might be saying more about...

What Mean Dog Says About Its Owner's Personality

Posted 05.25.2012 | Science

By: Jeanna Bryner, LiveScience Managing Editor Published: 05/24/2012 09:24 AM EDT on LiveScience Would you rather own a domineering pit bull or...