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Old 09-23-2012, 03:57 AM   #36
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Re: Advice please! Adopted dog is aggressive toward kids

Originally Posted by somo_chickenlady View Post
I don't recall telling her to beat the dog into submission. A simple no is sufficient enough to stop growling. I have a timid dog at the moment, and have in the past also. I tell them no, and they stop. Simple as that. Telling a timid dog no isn't going to make the dog turn around and lung at you to bite you.
Teaching them not to growl is dangerous. A growl is a warning. It's not going to turn them into a super happy friendly dog; it's going to turn them into a dog that bites with no warning growl.
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