Getting Started Week 29 - Happy, Sad or Mad?
Aggression can be defined as a bite or any threat of a bite. Do not be fooled
into thinking a dog will not bite if barking aggressively. "He never
bites," means, "so far." A dog that shows any
of the signs of fear and tension listed below is giving a warning to
"back off." The next warning may be a "charge', "inhibited bite"
or full-fledge bite.
Signs of fear and tension: tense muscle tone, stiff
or frozen posture; pupil and white of the eye increase in size.
your puppy may look as if he/she is trying to look larger (tail, head,
and fur up) or smaller (tail, ears flat, head down. There may be
vocalization, urination, a "fight" or "flight" response.
Signs of relaxation: Loose, relaxed muscle tone, loose lips,
relaxed ears and body movement; sitting or lying down; eyes look
Nervous or emotional conflict: yawning, sighing, panting,
grinning, tail chasing.
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