When dog owners say “my dog growls and I don’t know what it means, I ask them to look at their dog’s growl in a more positive note as opposed to thinking their dog is aggressive.
In reality most dogs, do Not want to bite or fight, and a growl is part of the vocabulary they use to let another dog or you understand what is going on.
Dog’s don’t tell us in words what is bothering them. They use their body language and vocal sounds to let us know what is going on.
Listen to your dog. Understand what his growl means. He simply may be trying to let you know he needs more direction from you because he is unsure of what to do, so you get a growling dog.
Maybe another dog or person is too close. Understand what your dog is saying to you when he growls.
It will greatly help your dog training and your relationship with your dog if you look at growling for what it really is and what your dog really means.
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Together We Can Raise A Happy and Obedient Dog
Jim Burwell is Houston’s most respected dog trainer, professionally training for 25+ years and serving more than 10,000 clients. Jim takes the science of dog training and shows you how to make it work in your home, with your dog. He gives you the ability to get great behavior from your dog.