Aggressive Behavior in Dogs: Understanding your Pekingese


Aggressive Behavior in Dogs: Understanding your Pekingese

Aggressive behavior in dogs is a major issue for owners and handlers. Dog aggression actaully stem’s from his dominance and frustration. This frustration comes from boredom and lack of exercise. Any breed can really cause trouble and the only difference between an aggressive pekingese and an aggressive german sheperd is that the bigger breed can cause bigger damage.

For most aggressive dogs, lack of exercise is the culprit. Doggy exercise burns their energy and keeps them sane at the same time. Giving them an exercise is important since in order for you to be able to talk to him successfully, you have to remove all those excess energy.

Every dog needs a dog obedience training just like how you would teach your own child how to behave. It is normal for dogs to have behaviorial issues and it is not a reason for you to panic. If you happen to own an unruly pekingese, fret not since there are solutions for this problem.

Pekingese is a breed that is naturally protective with its owner so don’t be shocked if he would be aggressive towards strangers. You just have to teach him how to socialize properly. However, if your pekingese is showing aggressiveness towards your own family, you must step up as the pack leader and control him. Find out why he behaves that way, usually it is mistreating or mishandling.

Aggressive Behavior in Dogs

Dog agression is a fairly common problem that many owners will face at a previous time in their dog’s life or another. It is essentially so common that there are hundreds on loads of studies associated with aggression. Accept it or not, there are actually many kinds types of aggression and each one will need to be handled in a little different manner. The kinds of aggression are:

– Dog Aggression : this will be seen in numerous different breeds and it is essentially aggression a dog shows to other dogs.

– Dominant Aggression : This is a particularly major kind of aggression since the dog has many marks that you would see in a “bully.” One of the biggest problems with dominant aggression is that it is not always seen as aggression, just an alpha personality doing what it does best, until the dog attacks somebody or something.

– Pain Aggression: This is aggression that is shown when a dog is in pain. · Maternal Aggression: Seen only in female dogs, this is an aggression that is seen when a female is raising a litter of puppies.

– Territorial Aggression : There are a few breeds of dogs that are prone to territorial aggression where they see an area such as the house, the yard, the area or all the above as his. When other animals or people enter his territory, he reacts in an aggressive manner.

Source: Dog Aggression, by Ray Reed

5 Tips to Correct Aggression Behavior

  • Pet him always. Handling your puppy or dog regularly in a loving manner would let him get used to being touched by humans.
  • Be the pack leader. Show him that you are the Alpha and not him.
  • Socialize. If he is still a puppy, expose him to as many people as possible. Take him on walks and dog parks/beaches to enhance and mold his socialization skills.
  • Correct training. Keep his obedience lessons short, concise, frequent and brief. Make it 2 15-minute sessions per day.
  • Positive Association. Make use of rewards (treats, praise or toys) when you see him behave properly. If he disobeys, don’t do something harsh, time-out or ignoring him for 5 minutes would suffice as punishment already.

Aggressive behavior in dogs is not really something to be overly worried about. If you see aggression in your pekingese, you could always control him and train him. If you seek professional help, do not hesitate to do it. Your pekingese if your responsibility and it is not fair for him if you give up easily on him just because of a simple behavioral problem.

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  1. donna lacombe says:

    I recently adopted a pekineese, who is about two years old, he loves both people and dogs…a couple weeks ago he was jumped on two different times by two different huskies…now if there is a big dog who is not aggressive but barks hard my dog attacks, how do I stop him from attacked dogs who just want to play?

  2. Shahzaadee Khan says:

    I have a six month old pekingese female and she recently neutered. Prior to her spay, she starting picking up bad habits like marking her territory and barking at strangers. I was proactive, I didn’t allow her to mark her territory on walks and whenever she barked aggressively at a stranger I would say a firm ‘no’ until she stopped. I thought that spaying might help the situation but if anything it has just gotten worse. I don’t understand what I have done wrong – she’s loved, she eats well, we go for walks everyday. Once a week we go for training and every other day we do 10 – 15 minutes of training in addition to a walk. She is alone three days a week and during that time she has her chew toys to keep her company. Our trainer has given us another method to sort out the aggression – to get in her face and be assertive, to say ‘I’m in control, not you’. Yesterday was our first day with this new method and it did work but I have yet to see if it has a lasting effect. I’ve decided to walk her where there are people so I can be in a situation where I can assert my control. I hope it will help but if anyone has any other advice or have been in a similar situation I would really appreciate the sharing!

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