There is no issue more concerning to dog owners than the aggressive behaviours displayed by their canine pets. The worst this that can happens is that an aggressive dog will harm another dog or a person, and this can have serious consequences to both the owner and pet.
As formal dog training can be an expensive undertaking that not all dog owners can afford, it pays to know how to spot early signs of aggression in dogs and its underlying causes. This can help in identifying appropriate interventions and management approaches to correct such problematic behaviour when it manifests and prevent it from getting out of control.
This course extensively covers the issue of dog aggression and the solutions that can be undertaken to prevent or manage such behaviour. It has been developed to enable participants to discover the root causes of aggressive behaviour in dogs, properly assess the problem at hand, and construct effective strategies to reshape reactive displays.
The course discusses what dog aggression means and describes some of the behaviours an aggressive dog will likely exhibit. It also identifies many of the triggers and causes of dog aggression, including genetics and hormones, physiological factors, environment, learned behaviour, period of social development, and stress and fear, among others. Moreover, it points out the process through which dog aggression develops, so participants will recognise that the problem does not occur overnight.
Access the course from any computer, laptop, tablet or mobile device. You also need an updated browser such as Chrome, Firefox or Internet Explorer 11.
Important points are spread throughout the course. A pen and paper will come in handy in such situation, so you can jot down the things you need to remember.
To participate in the online aspects of the course, you need to have access to a stable Internet connection.