Aggression in Dogs: Why does it happen and what can we do to prevent it.

Fighting in dogs can be a difficult issue to talk about. When it happens, it is often traumatic for both owners and their beloved pets. Dogs and people can be severely injured and the event can be stressful for months afterwards causing a change in behaviour in the dogs involved, due to trauma. It is important to understand that aggression is a part of the normal behavioural response of all dogs. People and pet owners decide whether the intensity and frequency of the aggression and the situation in which it occurs are acceptable. So why do they occur? Dogs are a social species. They use a range of signals to communicate with each other and humans. They may show aggression when protecting res

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