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Q. My dog is aggressive with other dogs and tries to bite them, what should I do?

A. Aggression and dominance can be worse in unneutered pets, so neutering is the first thing you need to ensure is done.

If biting is still an issue after this, then you have to take the matter very seriously and deal with the problem head on without wasting any more time as there is always a chance that your dog could bite a small child which would be disastrous. As such I would always advise to get a professional trainer into your house, who will be able to deal with the individual problems that your dog has on a one to one basis.

In the meantime definitely purchase a Baskerville muzzle and ensure it is fitted to your dog whenever you take him/her outside or in areas with other dogs.

Answered By
JULIA HENWOOD



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