Treating Aggression by Changing the Dog's Emotional State

You already recognize fearful body posture in dogs because you've downloaded the free body language poster in dogs. So, how do you handle dogs that are fearful or fear-aggressive? By changing the underlying emotional state.

In this video, Homer, the Jack Russell Terrier becomes aggressive whenever anyone blows in his face.  We treat by focusing on changing his emotonal state. The result is that he learns to enjoy the blowing that he once hated.

 

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