It’s never too late to teach an old dog new tricks, and the same can be said of aggression. A pup of any age is capable of overcoming unwanted behaviors, but you will certainly have an easier time when those behaviors are not deeply ingrained in their minds. Because of this, Hill’s Pet and many other canine professionals highly recommend taking action at the first sign of aggression.
Stopping your dog’s aggressive behaviors may sound daunting — and we don’t blame you for feeling that way. If you don’t feel confident at any stage of this process, don’t hesitate to ask for the help of a veterinarian or dog behavior specialist. Even a trainer will have some tips, tricks, and knowledge to help your training make a difference. Remember, safety always comes first.