How do I reprimand my dog if she is aggressive to another dog?

Posted by stephen
Jan 19, 2010
I have a problem that my little jack russell which looks so cute has a tendancy to be aggressive to dogs. What I don't want to do is stand there and just accept her behaviour. What type of control can i enforce when this happens? I have read you can shout NO or ahhh and then place your hand around the dogs month to exhibit your dominance, is this true?
Posted by kjd
Jan 19, 2010

See LetsPlay's recommendations at [url][/url]. As he recommends, it is better to train your dog so you don't have the problem than to correct her when she is aggressive.

Posted by crazycrayonmom
Jan 19, 2010
I place myself in front of my dog (I'm assuming your dog is on leash at the time) between him/her and the dog they are being snarky with. Then I get in my dog's face and make them do a sit/stay saying "No" until they calm down. The first time you try this you may feel a bit like a defensive lineman (sorry for the football reference, Go Vikings) as your dog will likely try to get around you to see the other dog. Don't quit until your dog calms down. It can take a while. My Koko is occasionally dog aggressive and this has worked for me.

If the other dog is not under their owner's control than I would turn around and walk away before trying this. I'd love to hear what other people do. Good luck with your dog Stephen.