How to Deal with an Aggressive Dog

How to Deal with an Aggressive Dog. With proper training, an aggressive dog can
be transformed into a well-behaved companion you’ll love having at your side. You will need A veterinarian Exercise Boundaries
Restraints Patience and a muzzle (optional). Due to the potentially serious consequences
of dog aggression, seek professional guidance. Step 1. Understand that it is a dog’s nature to behave
aggressively out of frustration, fearfulness, and dominance. Step 2. Get an aggressive dog examined by a veterinarian
to eliminate medical reasons for the behavior. Step 3. Exercise your dog regularly to release pent-up
energy and establish a balanced mental state. Muzzle an aggressive dog as a precaution when
taking him out in public and avoid playing tug-of-war games Step 4. Establish yourself as pack leader by making
it clear to the dog that you are the boss, reducing dominance-based aggression. Step 5. Set boundaries, making it clear that it is
not acceptable for your dog to bite hands or clothing. Use a time-out for biting, if necessary. Neuter or spay your dog to reduce dominant,
territorial, possessive, and protection aggression. Step 6. Keep people safe by confining or restricting
your dog until his aggression problem is resolved. With effort and patience, you can bring out
the best in any dog. Did you know Did you know? Behavioral problems account for 50 to 70 percent
of all euthanized dogs.

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100 Responses

  1. Odbarc says:

    LOL! How to blind your dog. Now he can't see what he's biting.

  2. HSvingen says:

    How to deal with an agressive dog:
    1) learn it from somebody else.
    2) watch somebody else doing it
    3) handle it to someone else…


  3. InSamity225 says:

    Soooo… it doesn't actually teach you any techniques of aggression conditioning at all.. it just says to have someone else deal with it. not too helpful if you ask me :/

  4. Yaz Marie Anjum says:

    All You Need To Do Is Keep Telling Them No Until They Understand.

  5. Jaaakob says:

    hahahahahaha! priceless! Dogs cannot learn the meaning of human languague unless they understand what it is a word stands for. Utter ignorance!

  6. Jamesdurbinrules says:

    my german shepherd is so sweet

  7. wolfygraham says:

    Jab it with fork

  8. Edwin Mendoza says:

    My sis has a playfull puddle mix lil dog and got attacked by a Pitbull and weeks later when my dog was oka i was training him to bite by slapping it on the face things like that kus it don't bite ppl-_-

  9. Marieantonia1990 says:

    That type of muzzle shouldn't be used anyway. It doesn't not allow the dog to pant its only way of cooling itself down. A cage muzzle is better it allows the dog to pant, drink water and you can reward it for good behaviour without putting yourself in danger. This video is pretty much preventative stuff not actually how to deal with an aggressive dog.

  10. Marieantonia1990 says:

    If you want to have a protection dog your safest bet is to do Schutzhund with your dog.

  11. Bernard Rodriguez says:

    *face palm*

  12. k6vakang says:

    this is bullshit.. the neighbors dog still bit me~!!

  13. Rose boyd says:

    cage it? lol

  14. Ethan Himes says:

    weak… takes to long need instant solution

  15. abominableangel says:

    you will never get completely rid of a dogs aggression just like you wont ever completely get rid of a humans .. its the boundaries you set that teach the dog what is and isnt acceptable .. look for warnings the dog gives you and dont cross the line

  16. abominableangel says:

    there is no instant solution, its an animal not a tamagotchi you need lots of patience .. it could take a few days to a few months .. in the mean time protect your dog and protect others by using a muzzle and keep at the training … go to dog training where you will have a professional and a controlled environment, set your dog up to win and make it fun .. good luck

  17. k6vakang says:

    no worries i got rid of him already.. i bought an axe

  18. Binu Balachandran says:

    Hope you are a trainer better train yourself then train dog.
    i know your trick to deal with the aggressive dog but my friend training is an trick to make dog perform by force but by love and revord.
    Better try next time and dont upload such scrap video on youtube
    Take care

  19. foxhoundnomah says:

    honestly this dog looked excited and anxious.

  20. Lewis says:

    That dog was not acting aggressive, try watching an episode of Cesar Milan when dealing with a 'Red Zone' dog as he calls them. This video was a load of rubbish.

  21. srgadjon says:

    I would recommend a round house kick to its face if it doesnt stop barking.

  22. Robin Snackers says:

    come and try 2 kick me, if you are man enough!!

  23. jaya prakash says:


  24. ilmanator says:

    put to sleep….if you know wat i mean

  25. MrFerndel says:

    I'm not sure if you're just an idiot, or you don't know how to read.

  26. mineskibrowz says:

    Im just kidding 🙂 I Love my Dog i have a Toy poodle

  27. killkarma361 says:

    please explain to me how im a pedophile?

  28. SaucyCinna says:

    Seek a professional about your aggressive dog? They just tell you to put him down!

  29. SaucyCinna says:

    They put a cup with sleeping gases and stuff that covers the dog's face and they keep it there for about 3 hours, the dog dies w/o pain like that.

  30. David Chong says:

    euthanize means they humanely kill the dog. pretty much killing the dog in a unharmful way. actually in mexico they electrocute dogs for euthanasia… look teh word up in a dictionary.

  31. David Chong says:

    then call cesar millan!

  32. Updog says:

    that german sheperd wasnt aggressive…
    they were born to be police dogs lol

  33. poptartdom says:

    who does? write them a negative review online and maybe they'll change their tune

  34. Melissa Millett says:

    THis video is SO completely outdated, hardly any of this advice is recommended anymore!

  35. Claudio de Biasio says:

    GOD, another time with this old shit of dominance! Cesar Millan, this is YOUR STUFF! Hahahahahaha. We want something updated. BUUUUUUUUUUUUUU!!!!

  36. Jeramy Winsor says:

    it is uncommon for a female dog to attack unless very threatened or her newborns

  37. meupi1 says:

    shoot him it won t be agrssive again

  38. Andrea Patane says:

    Muzzles prevent biting. It's important to get them spayed and neuters. I've seen people tie ropes on their mouths,so they don't bark.

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  42. corsoelectric says:

    Why would you want a German Shepherd? if is not to protect!! For that get a Lab.

  43. kmetvhribih says:

    if you want to put up a video on how to deal with an aggressive dog, fist make sure you have an aggressive dog. this is a modern GSD and in this video does not show neither aggression, nor prey or defensive drives. or, on a second thought, dont get an aggressive dog. you' could get seriously mauled. because you clearly dont know anything about canine behaviour. so please, do not make videos like this one. it could get people hurt.

  44. AtownBullies says:

    Lol They put that mussle on upside down

  45. DangerousNoodle says:

    Or you've adopted an abandoned dog that has trauma.

  46. Jessica Cornejo says:

    STEP1: RUN!!!

  47. Nazy Naz says:

    I have more feeling for a Dog and getting a dogs balls removed is just wrong

  48. yvonneost12 says:

    skaterlife – he may have rescued that dog ?? and he may well be helping it with it's problem – that would be a good thing , right ??.. that is a beautiful dog , by the way..

  49. BullyTheKid says:

    Instead of telling you how Dominance and repercussion based training is superior I ask you, what would you do to train a dog that has bitten someone and continues to show aggressive behavior?

  50. Joshua Leon says:

    Lol, did you put on the muzzle upside down? 0:53

  51. silvike says:

    Stop reciting Cesar, if you're gonna teach us something, try a method that won't stress a dog out, like what you're doing. Also, learn how to put a muzzle on properly before acting as a teacher.

  52. Kalupz says:

    What would be the difference between boundaries and restraints?

  53. Natasha Z says:

    This is not even a thorough BASIC overview of dog aggression… it mentions fear aggression once, which in my observations of all the dogs I've come into contact over the years tends to be more prevalent than dominance aggression. Fear aggression needs to be treated completely differently than dominance aggression, and you can actually do more harm trying to 'dominate' a fearfully aggressive dog than good!

  54. Dennis Fehling says:

    are you kidding me, none of what you said applies to working with reactive dogs. I mean get with the program this is 2013 and learn about behavior….

  55. Guru of Random says:

    Cats rule.

  56. mitchell illan says:

    yeah…agree with you

  57. xErased says:

    not really..that's wrong. Cesar millan have his own methods. They works but if you do anything wrong it can make everything even worse. That's why he always says "don't try this at home"or something like that… cause that's not normal methods that everyone shall try as fast they get an aggresive dog.

  58. Lynne Fedorick says:

    What awful, misleading and outdated information! Check out Dr. Sophia Yin's excellent videos. Never use a groomers muzzle on and aggressive dog! You will increase it's stress level, driving it nuts and making it more aggressive. Gross.

  59. Nuno Baltasar says:

    German Shepherd need exercise and out to give a great walks to be lovely dogs!

  60. Loch1736 says:

    no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no

  61. CiPuGi says:

    Last step: Seek advice from someone who REALLY knows a thing or two about a dog's behavior ! ! ! I hope to God nobody will take this stupid advice you're giving here ! ! ! UNBELIEVABLE !

  62. CiPuGi says:

    CM is just as bad…………. 😉

  63. mitziesmom says:

    I like this video, and these tactics helped my aggressive dog pass her aggression test at my apartment complex. I also had one-on-one training with a Schutzhund professional. *I* was the one who needed training. *I* needed to understand that my dog had fear aggression. *I* needed to send her to daycare so she could run with the dogs and expend energy. *I* got her a basket muzzle for public wear so *I* wouldn't send her my own fear vibes. *I* had to be pack leader. She ended up a Very Happy Dog.

  64. mitziesmom says:

    I thought it was cute, and safer, for them to use this 'body double' dog. 🙂

  65. Guru of Random says:

    No, because of all their awesome characteristics.

  66. AMVactivists says:

    "Pack leader" and dominence theory is outdated science based on captive wolf packs of unrelated anmals.

    1) dogs are not wolves
    2)wild wolf backs behave differently to those involved and are *family* groups

    Modern animal behavior *science*, and most good trainers who keep up to date with the research and literature, stopped with the dominance theory stuff 30 years ago.

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  68. Eve Russell says:

    Ha. You, sir, are extremely misinformed.

  69. Eve Russell says:

    Science-based training vs. debunked alpha theory… It is not a debate when non-scientists are arguing against scientists.

    If you think alpha theory or dominance training is relavent to your domesticated dog, you have soooo much reading to do.

  70. CANCEL USER says:

    all i did is bit my dogs ear.

  71. mygiguser says:

    No doubt, this movie sucks.

  72. specialistofsomekind says:

    Scientists build the nuclear power plant in Fukushima. Not all scientists know what they are doing. So are the so called dog behaviorists! And every dog is different. they are not all the same.

  73. Jumpstart Jimbo says:

    My Mimi (a Doberman) had a Dr. Jekil and Mr. Hyde personality. She was a darling with family members and a fiend to outsiders. She was The best watch dog, protector and bodyguard I ever had. RIP Mimi

  74. Sparkle Berry says:

    But what if you found out that your cute li'l fluffy white puppy was really a polar bear which your friend stole from the zoo because you won't be their friend?

  75. Retrospect says:

    I don't know about you, but If they cut off my balls I will just become more angry

  76. grantorren says:

    thats a beautiful German Shepherd

  77. Yoonmi Kim says:

    The idea there are alpha wolfs in packs was debunked a few decades ago. They work together and share leadership. There have been several studies to prove it.

  78. Barking News says:

    Total rubbish, every single step is rubbish. As it comes only out of and into idiotic dominance theory. How on earth is possible to become a pack leader of species that never form pack ???!!! Then not surprisingly you are able to see dominance in every move, this called paranoia !!!:)

  79. Cheryl Clemenson says:

    Total BS!

  80. 7BsHkA says:


  81. Sammy Lilian says:

    What if you just meet the dog on the street and it attacks you?

  82. RaijinHanshi says:

    What a dumb video! LOL! 1:06 timeout? WTF! Dogs aren't kids! They do not understand the concept of timeout you stupid fuck! and spying and neutering does not fix the aggression issues dumbass. A vet must of created this video.

  83. Molly2471 says:

    The only thing this video was right about is that you need patience. It's easy to punish a dog and be 'dominant', but properly raising a dog takes months and indeed a lot of patience.

  84. Danni C says:

    0:49 …..soooo anyone else notice he put that muzzle on wrong?

  85. manuela redding says:

    this beautiful German Shepherd looked unhappy and stressed from the beginning to the end  of video.
    Aggression comes usually from fear of being mistreated (again!) Step one: carefully, calmly and gently win the trust of the dog…step two: be loved by him and love him!

  86. ketchup says:

    So how do I deal with it when I flock of wild aggressive dogs is running after me? They do get their exercise then, but I do not see how that helps me.

  87. 47 says:

    How to deal with agressive dog: 9mm handgun, 12gauge shotgun, a metal tube or a machette. all of these work the best

  88. Nob the Knave says:

    Step 1: Draw your legally licensed concealed pistol.

    Step 2: Discharge pistol into the head of aggressor.

    If the owner of the now dead dog attempts to threaten you, repeat Step 2.

  89. redhawk halostar says:

    Should u not look at an aggressive dog in the eyes? When ur petting it

  90. Vikrant Verma says:

    what rubbish

  91. Cherri Fizz says:

    my friend has a dog who hates my guts. everytime he scents me or hears me he charges and tries to rip my sun dress or jeans. I can understand why. he was adopted from a shelter, and my friend guesses he was abused judging from the chain marks on his neck and his torn ear. I think he hates me because he was freshly adopted when I pet him a bit too hard on the head. do you know anything I can do?

  92. J.C. Riders says:

    My dog attacks other dogs

  93. Verboss Sounds says:

    i would just get a puppy and get him traind

  94. mike boultinghouse says:

    i find that a snub-nosed .38, wrapped in a towel, Godfather2 style, shut my neighbors dog up for good… Nice doggie!

  95. Andrea Patane says:

    It isn’t easy dealing with aggressive pooches. Please trust me if you may. ??

  96. Merikanova says:

    My dog seems to have gotten aggressive after being spayed… what about that?

  97. Michael Webb says:

    My trick is, if a dog approaches me and is growling or barking aggressively, I make cat imitations at the dog. Most times the dog settles down.  I find this helpful delivering parcels to a house with an aggressive dog–meowing calms them down.  My first experience was with our family's Corgi named Demi.  She'd growl and show her teeth to warn us to leave her alone; then I'd meow at her and she'd quit the growling and teeth-showing and begin wagging her tail and giving me kisses.  I called this behavior "mushing."  Only my folks tried it when Demi got crabby with them and my technique didn't work for them–I was the only one who could defuse her.

  98. Game Over says:

    Dogs is a man best friend

  99. Yeah, I'm Crabby. says:

    I don't have an aggressive dog, I want to deal with my neighbour's dog. They scare the heck out of me. Whenever I leave outside my house, they be following me and I'll stay at the corner of my other neighbour's house.

  100. Johanna says:

    Exercise, rules and boundaries, and confining/muzzling the dog in risky situations are all excellent advice, however the role of "dominance" in dog training has been disproven as misinterpretation of an old and flawed study on newly mixed wolf packs in captivity. Treating aggression (which often stems from fear or insecurity) with force often makes the behavior much worse. Many modern trainers now use Systematic Desensitization Counter Conditioning, which gradually gets the animal used to whatever it aggresses at while changing their emotional perception of it from something "bad" to something "good" (check out Ian Dunbar, Pam Dennison, Pat Miller, Jean Donaldson, Emma Parsons, Grisha Stewart, etc). Spaying and neutering has more recently shown to increase the likelihood of aggression and anxiety, especially when performed at an early age, and I would add that vaccines are absolutely implicated in aggressive and fearful behaviors in dogs, so this should be considered as a potential factor in the behavior. (Also noticed that the muzzle was placed on the dog upside-down. Honest mistake I'm sure, but its very important to be aware of proper equipment use for safety reasons when working with aggressive dogs.)

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