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Features November 2016 Issue

Jollying a Dog Out of Fearful Submission

A dog who readily rolls over when you come near him is showing submission.

Jollying a Dog Out of Fearful Submission

Tufts has developed a Reverse Dominance Program to increase the confidence of overly submissive pets.

We have devoted no small amount of space in Your Dog to teaching people how to rein in an aggressive dog, and for good reason. Aggression is the most common behavioral problem we see, and also the most dangerous. One wrong move by an overly aggressive dog, and someone, or some dog, could get hurt — or worse. It doesn’t matter whether the aggression is territorial or comes about because a dog is in pain, or even is born of fear. A dog bite (or bites) can be very serious.

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