Dealing with Dominant and Aggressive Dogs

with Ed Frawley

Skill Level: Beginner

Length: 4 Modules

Access Period: Unlimited

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The training and information in this course is based on my 45 years of experience training dogs. For the last 30 years I have studied the art of protection training dogs. I was a police K9 handler for 10 years, and was chairman of the training committee for the WI police dog association for a number of those years. I had bred German Shepherds for police service work for 28 years. During this time I bred over 350 litters of working dogs. I had dogs from my kennel working in law enforcement, Search and Rescue, and competing in Schutzhund all over the country. I don't know of anyone else in the United States that can make these claims.


Every year thousands of dogs go through obedience training. The vast majority of dominant dogs that enter training classes come out of class just as dominant as before they started. The reason for this is that instructors and owners alike do not address issues of pack drive and rank within the pack during training.


These instructors and pet owners underestimate the genetic power of the "pack drive genes" that flow through the veins of a family dog. Dogs, like wolves, seek to live in family packs. A family pack can be one dog living with his human family, or multiple dogs and their human family. When the average pet owner gets a new dog the owner's first goal is to show the dog how much he likes the dog. This is the absolute opposite of how dogs think. When a dog meets another dog they will always establish their rank with each other before they become friends and play (or fight) with the new dog. Dogs instinctively try to establish a rank within their family pack. The vast majority of dogs would rather not be a pack leader. In fact, many become stressed when they are forced into that position by a human pet owner that does not practice proper pack procedures.


Dominant dogs are dogs that have problems with pack and rank issues. This course was created to help people analyze their dog’s dominance and aggression problems. I provide the information for you to come up with a solution to those problems. Owners of dominant dogs don't have an option, they must learn to become pack leaders. Unfortunately, many people are not themselves leaders in their normal lives. Becoming a pack leader for some people is a foreign concept. In this course I explain a logical protocol for these pet owners to follow that will result in their dogs' changing the way they view their position in the family pack. More dogs are given up for adoption or euthanized every year because of dominance and aggression problems than any other reason. Not all of these dogs are salvageable but I believe the vast majority of dominance problems can be controlled so that those dogs can live a better life with their family pack.


The information in this course is going to help you develop a road map to getting a grip on your dogs behavioral problems. If you are not physically strong enough or don't have the temperament to do the work necessary to solve the problem I believe that I have provided you the information needed to find a local person that is qualified to come in and help you.


It is important to point out that the vast majority of dog behaviorists are unqualified to offer advice on dog aggression and/or dominance. This course provides enough information to help dog owners determine if an individual is qualified to assist in these areas. In fact, this course should be used by behaviorists, professional dog trainers, and veterinarians alike to learn how to handle their customers' problems.



Course Overview


Module 1   Introduction
  Segment 1 Meet Ed Frawley
  Segment 2 Reasons for Euthanasia
  Segment 3 When Does Dominance Start?
  Segment 4 Aggression in Puppies
  Segment 5 Recognizing the Signals
  Segment 6 Equipment
Module 2   Types of Aggression
  Segment 1 Dominance Aggression
  Segment 2 Defense and Fear Aggression
  Segment 3 Possessive and Territorial Aggression
  Segment 4 Predator and Prey Aggression
  Segment 5 Play Aggression
  Segment 6 Inter-Male and Inter-Female Aggression 
  Segment 7 Animal Aggression 
  Segment 8 Pain-Elicited and Redirected Aggression 
  Segment 9 Maternal Aggression 
  Segment 10 Punishment Aggression 
  Segment 11 Medical Aggression 
  Segment 12 Displaced Aggression 
Module 3   Living with a Dominant Dog
  Segment 1 Enclosures
  Segment 2 Exercise and Walking
  Segment 3 Dogs that Pull on Walks
  Segment 4 Be a Pack Leader
  Segment 5 Food and Toys
  Segment 6 Corrections
  Segment 7 Dog Fights and Dog Parks
  Segment 8 Alpha Roles
Module 4   Where to Go From Here
  Segment 1 Equipment Used in Course



This course is designed for dogs with minimal to severe signs of aggression. Aggression can start early in the puppy stages.



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