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Sally G., Animal Behaviorist
Category: Dog Training
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Experience:  Service /assistance dog trainer,Therapy dog evaluator and trainer, AKC evaluator, pet first aide and member of PAS Animal Response Team.
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I am having problems with one of my 's being aggressive

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I am having problems with one of my ***** *****'s being aggressive towards other dogs. Who can I get some help from in the Morgantown, WVa area?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Training
Expert:  Sally G. replied 1 year ago.

Hello and welcome. My name is ***** ***** I have been in the dog field for 25 years. I am a Therapy Dog & AKC Evaluator/trainer/ specializing in behavior. It will be my pleasure to help you today.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Are their classes or can someone come to my home? I'd like info on how many days/week, charges, etc. He is 10 yrs old and was a good puppy till a Rottweiler bit him on the lip and he's been aggressive ever since
Expert:  Sally G. replied 1 year ago.

There are lists of trainers in almost every state in the links below. What has to be determined is why your dog is acting out. Meaning is is fear aggression, possession aggression or alpha aggression. Once that can be determined then you can fix it. I would also recommend a trainer that knows how to temperament test your dog as this can also be a clue as to the aggression.

If the dog has not had a thyroid test done I might look into this as if this gland is off even a little it can cause aggression. But that would be in the future after you have had the dog assessed.

There are also Reactive Rover classes in some SPCA's across the country so you may want to check with them.

It is better to go by word of mouth so talking to your vet, groomer, and fellow dog owners is always a good idea.

You also want to ask trainers what type of training they do, if it is negative training that won't yield trust from a fearful dog.

list of dog trainers by state

https://www.academyfordogtrainers.com/aboutgrads/Academy_Graduate_Referral_List.pdf

clicker trainers

https://www.karenpryoracademy.com/find-a-trainer

(APDT https://apdt.com/trainer-search/#anc_ZipCodeSearch

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