Here is great video demonstrating the Calming Signals used to help with fearful and aggressive dogs:
One of the best examples of a professional dog trainer putting this all into practice is The Online Dog Trainer. The site has live videos of this method being demonstrated and explains exactly how to stop dog aggression by simply convincing your dog that you are the pack leader.
Redirection from anxiety driven chewing for example, can be seen in the following video:
Of course there is a big difference between actually watching how to stop your dog from pulling and reading about it! Whilst I can give you all the advice in written form there is nothing quite like actually being shown it on a video. Please see the following video regarding leash pulling:
In order to help a dog you must first think like a dog. One of the most fascinating and interesting video sites is The Online Dog Trainer where every aspect of dog behavior is put into place and made sense of by professional dog trainer and behaviorist, Doggy Dan.
For more information on puppy training then check The Online Dog Trainer it is a great source of fascinating information that covers off everything you need to know about raising a happy puppy using videos.
Most people's real idea of a perfect dog, in no particular order, will include all of the following 5 important behaviors: Calm around all other animals including dogs Friendly to all people including children Relaxed and obedient around the home Amazing at coming when called at the park A real angel when walking on the leash in public Before you get hung up about going to puppy school and learning how to do high-fives, roly-polies and the commando crawl, ask yourself this… Is this what my dream dog does? Is my dream dog basically a performing monkey whom I wheel out when visitors come around so they can say “Wow that’s cool, how clever is he…How did you train him to do that…” and so on and so forth. The kicker is that in many of these cases the next thing that the dog owner has to do is warn the visitors “Now…don’t go near his food bowl when he’s eating, and careful when you pat him not to go near his head, and keep the children away from his toys..!” It’s crazy isn’t it? We spend so much time and effort focusing on how to do commands such as sit and stay but never even think about some of the really important stuff. And when we do it's often too late. Want to know why this is so? Because most dog trainers are stuck doing what everyone else is doing… And that’s training the sit, the down and the stay! That’s right. Its like sheep, everyone following each other and nobody asking WHY? Think about it… has a dog ever been put to sleep (yes, I am talking about euthanized) because they didn't do a proper sit? Or because their down command was a bit slow? Or because they had a poor stay? Of course not… nobody really cares about that stuff. Yet that’s what we all learn at puppy school! WHY?! But… Aggression? Oh Boy. More dogs are put to sleep for aggression, barking, growling, and challenging than any other reason. Aggressive to children, owners, strangers – its all bad news. There is nothing more dangerous than an out of control dog, pulling you along on the leash, ignoring you when you let them off. Never mind the danger to themselves around cars and other dogs. Yet so few dog trainers show you how to prevent all of this, because very few actually understand it themselves! Hhmmm… I can hear you thinking….You’ve got a point! Let me guess your next question… So how do we achieve it? Inside this book we cover some of the most common dog behavior problems and an overview and tips on how to resolve them.