How To Solve Child Aggression
Most pet owners view their furry friends as part of the family. They love them and care for them just as they might a child. In fact, I just read an article about a man who was hospitalized after jumping into a freezing lake in an attempt to save his young Labrador. That is love. Indisputably.
But what happens when there’s a conflict between the pet and the actual child? It’s all too easy for child aggression to become an issue for your dog. A new baby may be foreign to them, and uncertainty may become fear which may become aggression. If you have an older child who has begun poking and prodding your dog, your dog may feel uncomfortable and snap or growl. It’s a scary situation, and it may seem as if there’s only one solution: surrendering your pet.
However, there is a different solution, and that solution is in-home training. I can help you help your pet get used to living in a home with children. I can help you set boundaries for your dog as well as your child so that your dog has a safe space and never feels backed into a corner. If fear is not the issue, and your dog is simply trying to establish dominance over your child, I can help put an end to that, too.
My in-home training program utilizes several effective methods, such as basic obedience training, proper leash handling techniques, crate training, place training, structured scheduling, and more. I’ll find the combination that’s right for your dog and your family.
You can keep your dog, even if it seems impossible in this moment. All it takes is a dedicated trainer and an owner willing to give in-home training a shot before considering surrender. To learn more about how I can help your unique situation, give me a call today at 800.649.7297.