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Features August 2016 Issue

The 8 Flavors of Aggression in Dogs

More than 50 years ago, researcher K. E. (Kenneth Evan) Moyer laid out what he called seven types of aggression, which veterinary behaviorists say apply to dogs as well as people. Animal behaviorist Nicholas Dodman, BVMS, would add an eighth, described here as the last item on the list.

All types of aggression in dogs require strong, loving leadership so that the pet can feel safe in learning a new way to cope in the world.

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