Aggressive canine behavior can mean anything from threatening behavior to harmful attacks with subtle body posture changes to vocalization, aggressive facial expressions and biting. Aggressive dogs that are easily aroused should avoid all situations that trigger a fight or flight mode, causing aggressive behavior.
Your dog’s anxiety and arousal state affect his physiological state. Today veterinarians, behaviorists, and positive dog trainers may combine reward-based training with treats and anti-anxiety medications to help combat aggression.
All of these combinations will help to create a new behavioral state in your dog that is conducive to new learning experiences so that successful behavior modification can take place. This is where CBD may be beneficial in replacing anxiety meds that may have long term side effects, or that may be costly in the long run.
Some aggression can be managed, while other types of aggression require prevention. Because aggression in dogs is most times unpredictable, it’s important to make sure that children and other household pets are not in harm’s way.
As for any medical conditions, these need to be treated first to make sure that they are not the cause of aggression. And this is why buying CBD online for your dog is not going to help your furry best friend unless you first rule these out with a thorough veterinary check-up.
Owner-related aggression can stem from fear and outdated punishment methods that should not be used on any pets. Excessive use of punishment will make a dog fearful, and also cause pain, and result in aggression as a defense. That said, owner related aggression can stem from an adopted dog being fearful of his new environment if he’s recently moved homes.
Dogs that may have been abused in the past, and that have recently been adopted may take time adapting to new home environments, and overcoming their past history of abuse and neglect. Nonetheless, behavioral modification with positive dog training may be beneficial together with CBD for treating anxiety, depression, and aggression when creating a new behavioral state that is conducive to learning new behaviors. Consult with a CBD savvy veterinarian for the best CBD pet product advice.