Dog aggression is a major canine problem for owners. I want to help you understand the causes of canine aggression, so that you can overcome this canine problem. Dog aggression stems from the dog’s frustration and dominance. Dog frustration comes from a lack of dog exercise, and dog dominance comes from a lack of calm and assertive leadership.
Shih Tzus are cute little dogs that don’t seem capable of harming a fly. So this means that many of us make the mistake of thinking that they can get away with being aggressive and that we don’t need to train them. However, this is a big mistake and while your Shih Tzu might not be a threat to their health, it is important to make sure they are not aggressive and that you are held responsible. On the one hand, this is important because while you might not be afraid of a mean little pup, your visitors and other people might be, and this can be very annoying for them if they have to deal with a dog that is constantly growling at them. . At the same time, if they are aggressive towards other dogs, they may get into a fight they can’t win, so it’s important for their safety as well. And anyway, it’s just not nice to have a little dog you love growling at you every time you move in, they’re supposed to be friends. Aggressive Shih Tzu behavior, especially when dealing with a family dog, needs to be dealt with quickly or it can create danger and scare not only those in your family, but also visitors and others around you.
This aggressive behavior is a condition that may have developed since he was a puppy, such as being attacked by another dog or he may not like the feeling of being dominated by a master.
Are Shih Tzus known for biting?
Although they normally bite as puppies, Shih Tzus are not known for biting. Like all puppies, shih tzus will use their mouths to explore their surroundings, and if you train them from an early age not to bite you, biting shouldn’t become a problem.
Puppies bite and bite as part of their play and when they are teething, so don’t encourage what starts out as cute behavior – those teeth get very sharp as they get older.
Stopping the dog’s aggressive behavior
I gave my camera to one of the guards so he could share some tips to help train the dog to stop acting aggressively towards people , as well as some hints for the keeper to use if it happens again. Watch the free positive dog training video below for tips and secrets on how to help a dog feel good around people.
Forms of Aggression in Shih Tzus
Aggression in Shih Tzus can come in different forms or types, including the following:
- Form of resource protection aggression.
- Anxiety form of aggression.
- Redirected form of aggression.
- Form of aggression related to pain.
- Social form of aggression
Health reasons for Shih Tzu aggression
Here are several medical reasons for Shih Tzu aggression, as well as certain problems health related to Shih Tzu aggression:
- Metabolic disorders
- Hip dysplasia
- Patellar luxation
- Intervertebral disc disease
- Brain tumors
- Head trauma
- Medication side effects