It is important your family dog is respectful towards you and your child and while most dogs won’t bite, it is not 100% guaranteed. 

 

If your child is showing signs of aggression, the sooner you deal with it the better for you and your pet.

 

Puppy/ dog training

There are plenty of places you can go that offer dog training to stamp out any forms of aggression. Check out your local dog shelter or animal rescue to see where your nearest class is.

 

Make sure they know you are the boss

A dog who is showing signs of aggression typically believes they are the leader of the pack, so it is important you show them that you are.

 

Ignore inappropriate behaviour

A shy dog can become aggressive when they are frightened; never comfort a timid dog or give out to them, as it can make the situation worse. Ignore when they become fearful and praise when they do something right.

 

Don’t allow them in your room

In order to maintain your authority, it is important you don’t allow them on your bed or think they have authority over you.

 

Praise the behaviour you want

It is important you praise your dog when they behave the way you want them to. Discipling for wrong behaviour can be confusing as your dog might not understand what you mean.

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