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Understanding & Handling Dog Aggression
by Barbara Sykes
Paperback. Publisher: The Crowood Press ( 2001)
The author explains how to recognise an indomitable spirit and undestand the causes of hostility in dogs. She advises owners how to educate their dog sympathetically to subdue its aggression in favour of respect.
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How to Right a dog gone Wrong
How to Right a dog gone Wrong
A Road Map for Rehabilitating Aggressive Dogs
by Pamela S. Dennison
191 pages
Alpine Blue Ribbon Books (June 2005)
A user-friendly guide that will help gain an understanding of the causes of aggression and the various ways of dealing with it, when a dog shows aggression when you remove the food bowl, a dog-aggressive dog that you are afraid to walk in the park, or a dog that is aggressive towards family and friends. Finally, the reader will learn a step by step program of rehabilitation that has been used successfully on hundreds of dogs, large and small, in all breeds. more information:

Click to calm
Feisty Fido
by Patricia B. McConnell, Karen B. London
Paperback: 59 pages Publisher: Dog's Best Friend (2003)
Designed for anyone, novice or professional, who works with dogs who are aggressive to other dogs on leash (barking, growling or lunging at other dogs). Offers solutions to leash-walk your dog around others without him causing a scene when crossing other dogs, down the sidewalk or at the vet clinic.  Includes plans for handling emergencies such as off-leash dogs which show up out of nowhere. more information:

The Cautious Canine
by Patricia B. McConnell
Paperback: 29 pgs Publisher: Dog's Best Friend (1998)
This booklet provides a step-by step explanation of desensitizing and counter classical conditioning, whether your dog fears include the vacuum cleaner, people with hats, or the stranger at the door. It is written in an easy to understand language. The methods are always fair to the dog and easy to understand and apply. Explains why you need to treat the fear and not just your dog's reaction to the fear. more information:

Click to Calm: Healing the Aggressive Dog
(Karen Pryor Clicker Book) by Emma Parsons
181 pages Publisher: Sunshine Books (MA) (December 15, 2004)
Describes how to use a clicker to teach several basic "groundwork" behaviours, such as focus and recall, and how  classical conditioning can be used to improve a dogs' emotional reaction to the presence of other dogs, and describes ways to reduce aggression by clicking appropriate behaviour.

Aggression in Dogs
by Brenda Aloff 
Paperback: 425 pages. Publisher: Dogwise Publishing; (September 1, 2002)
Provides practical exercises to address specific unwanted behaviors like shyness, aggression, etc. but also covers more general aspects of dog training. Explains canine body language (which can alert the owner to impending aggressive behavior). With step-by-step instructions on how to get your dog's attention, how to get your dog used to being handled, and things you can do to prevent aggression.

Includes a section on managing a multi-dog house hold, and a chapter on aggression towards humans. Mostly focuses on fear aggression. More information:
Aggression in Dogs by Brenda Aloff
  Aggression in dogs, canine
aggressive behavior

Feisty Fido
The Cautious Canine
Understanding and Handling Dog Aggression
Dog Aggression: Fighting (2004) VHS Tape
Starring: Ian Dunbar
Format: Color, NTSC
James & Kenneth Publ
Video Release Date:
March 23, 2004
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Dog Aggression: Biting (2004)
Starring: Ian Phd Dunbar
Format: Color, NTSC
James & Kenneth Publ
Video Release Date:
March 23, 2004
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Also see our recommended books:

- on Problem behavior in dogs
- on Chewing, biting, jumping
- on dog training

and further:

-on traveling with dogs
- on dog breeding
- on canine genetics
- on dog nutrition

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