Dog aggression

Working with Dog Aggression

We cover Leash Reactivity, Resource Guarding and People Aggression

Fixing Dog Aggression Overview

Aggressive dog training is one of the most desired dog training requested  by dog owners and one of the most troubling behaviors dog owners experience with their dog. There are many types of dog aggression, often displayed through barking, lunging, growling and biting. This behavior can be directed directed at other dogs, towards children, men, women, strangers, as well as their owners.  

Aggressive Dog Training Maryland

People Aggression

Dog aggression around food

Food Aggression

Dog leash reactivity training

Dog Leash Reactivity








There are several reasons why dogs display such aggressive behavior, it can range from a lack of socialization to either other dogs, certain people, or situations, negative association with the fear stimulus, or ultimately abuse which could have occurred.  

Dogs show aggression for “dog” reasons i.e. their natural protection mechanism to keep them safe. Let our proven positive reinforcement training techniques show you how to address your dogs behavior.

Pawz for Health recognizes that all dogs are different, therefore each dog training program is tailored to meet dog owner and each individual dogs behavior and training needs.  After the initial “Behavior Consultation” we will determine the most suitable program to address your aggressive dogs training needs.

No time to train your dog yourself?  Let us train your dog for you.


Leash Reactivity: 

If you experience worrying dog obedience behavior such as growling, lunging, or aggressive dog behavior towards other dogs whilst on a leash walk. This program is for you.  We work with you and your dog at our training location to help teach your dog a positive emotional response through counter conditioning.  

We then teach you the owner how to get your dogs focus, and continue to maintain a positive association between your dog and another dog whilst out on walks. Sessions are then carried in the environment where you need it most i.e. your home location.

Dog Aggression is a natural defense  behavior however it can become self-reinforcing to your dog the more he is allowed to continue practicing that behavior.  Your dog will not “get over it” we need to help install a new behavior to replace the undesirable behavior through counter conditioning, and positive reinforcement training techniques.


Where Will The Dog Training Take Place?

  • A few sessions of our dog training in Maryland is carried out at our Silver Spring location,
  • Additional sessions will be carried out at your location or home.


Here Is What We Will Cover in the aggressive dog training:

  • Leash Control and Handling
  • Watch Me / Focus
  • Reward for calm behavior around dogs
  • Change to a positive emotional response.
  • Counter Conditioning and Desensitization

  • Figure eight walking around other dogs
  • Positive reinforcement techniques on walks
  • Pain Free Training
  • Simple for you and your dog to learn.
  • We HAVE FUN!


Dog aggression towards people

When animals and people are afraid of something, they prefer to get away from that thing. This is called the flight response. But if escaping isn’t an option, most animals will switch to a fight response and they attempt to defend themselves.

A dog can be afraid of a person or another animal but still attack if thinks this is the only recourse. A fearful dog will normally adopt fearful postures and retreat, but may become aggressive if cornered or trapped.




Let us help you with your dogs aggressive behavior.

Our Aggressive Dog Training in Maryland Cover:

  • Teach dog to have positive association with people
  • We work with counter conditioning and desensitization of triggers
  • Relaxation dog training techniques around people
  • Teach you the owner how to recognize what your dog is telling you.
  • Work with pain free dog training techniques


Resource Guarding (aggression around food, bones, toys) 

Resource Guarding which it is commonly  known, starts during puppy hood. Dog owners may fail to notice their adolescent dog becoming increasingly possessive and protective. Some may actually encourage their aggressive dog protective displays, thinking they are cute.

It is natural for dogs to protect their possessions.  Domestic dogs quickly learn that once something is gone, it is gone. So it is not surprising to find dogs trying to keep their possessions away from people.

Our programs help you learn more about resource guarding, and how to treat it.  We use purely positive reinforcement training techniques to teach your dog and how to train your young puppy to learn to trust you and actually enjoy when you are around their resources.


Our Qualified Dog Trainer We Will Cover:

  • Why your dog is aggressive around resources
  • We provide you with techniques to alleviate this aggression.
  • We will teach your dog to enjoy having you around his food..
  • We will stop your dog growling, biting around his food.
  • We train through building a positive trusting relationship with your dog.

Call today:   (240) 424.5984