Corgi’s personality is one that everyone can enjoy. They are a bright, alert and happy breed. They are hard-working, highly skilled, and extremely devoted to their loved ones. The Corgi can be quite daring, but should never be shy or cruel. Corgis are generally not considered aggressive and will also not tolerate aggression from other dogs. Corgi owners should be concerned if their dog shows signs of aggression.
Aggression in dogs can be due to many causes. As a responsible dog owner, you must determine what is causing your dog’s behavior and treat it immediately. Aggression should never be tolerated. Aggressive behavior can be scary and often dangerous.
The source of aggressive behavior in dogs
We can see aggressive behavior in puppies as young as 6 weeks old. From 6 weeks to 14 weeks is a critical time period during which puppies must socialize with children, adults, and other dogs for short periods of time. Training should also begin to ensure that the puppy is chewed properly and does not lead to biting.
At 8 weeks of development (not earlier), a puppy is ready to be separated from its mother and littermates. You also need to start socializing with the outside world. From 8 to 12 weeks the puppies go through a stage of fear. During this time, it is very important to make sure you avoid scaring or hurting your dog. Any strong hitting or scolding at this age can lead to aggressive behavior.
Heredity and genetics can play a role, as some breeds are considered more aggressive than others. This factor is, but by no means is it all inclusive. A Corgi personality trait is one that will not allow them to back down from a bully, no matter how big or intimidating that bully may be. Also, if your dog is left intact, he may be prone to more aggressive behaviors due to the extra hormones circulating in his body.
Aggression can stem from a dog’s natural desire to establish his rank within the pack. The bites, pointy ears, and puffy chest are the dog’s attempt to assert dominance. Within your family pack, you should establish dominance early and maintain that position to ensure that the dog is not the one who ends up running the house.
It seems that the most important factor in determining an aggressive dog is its environment. If a dog is not socialized, is exposed to harsh living conditions, has cruel owners, or has been attacked by another dog, it is more likely to develop aggressive tendencies.
Control aggressive behavior
If your dog has been disturbed, is over 14 months old, and is still acting aggressively, immediate action should be taken. Affirming yourself as the leader of the pack is essential. This can be done through basic training commands. Just praise your dog for acceptable behavior. Aggression, even when afraid, should never be rewarded. You should also have a set schedule for eating and exercise times. If you allow your dog some control in your home, he will be more likely to show aggression towards others.
Fear can lead to aggression in dogs. This could be due to poor or lack of socialization. If you can determine the trigger for your fear, it can help you overcome it. You must closely monitor all interactions with humans and other dogs. If an interaction goes well, praise your dog. If he starts to behave aggressively, correct him and remove him from the situation.
An aggressive dog cannot be trusted, which means it could be dangerous to keep as a family pet. If you feel like your dog’s behavior has gotten out of control, it may be time to seek professional help.