Dog Aggression Toward Owners

Dogs may bite when scared, protective of resources, or frustrated. Identifying triggers is key.

Aggression Triggers

Dogs bite out of fear. Desensitize dogs to triggers through positive reinforcement.  

Fear Aggression  

Dogs protect items or spaces they value. Respect boundaries, but reinforce good behavior.

Resource Guarding

Dogs get frustrated behind barriers with sights/smells. Reduce barriers and distractions.

Barrier Frustration

Create routine with clear rules. Make sure entire household is consistent.

Establish Structure

Socialize early and often to many types of people. Reinforce good interactions.  

Proper Socialization 

Train incompatible behaviors for triggers. Always positively reinforce good behavior.  

Training Is Key

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