Owning a dog can be an emotionally and physically draining experience if you’re dealing with jealousy and aggression problems. They can be jealous, especially if they see you giving affection and attention to another dog or person. It can manifest in various forms of aggression, from growling to biting.

Are you tired of these fights and arguments with your dog, because of its jealous behavior?

Does your dog show aggression to other dogs or people?

If you have noticed these issues in your dog, then it’s time to look for a solution. To help prevent these behaviors from getting worse, here are 5 tips that will put an end to your dog’s jealousy and aggression issues! And ensure that both of you have positive and peaceful experiences together.

1) Identify the triggers

All dog owners know how tough it can be when their dogs become jealous or aggressive, but before you can deal with your pup’s issues, the first step to ending your dog’s jealousy is to identify what triggers it.

This may not be simple at first; you might need to log and track your pup’s behavior over a few weeks, carefully noting what circumstances make him jealous or aggressive.

Take a few days (or weeks) and observe your pooch—

how does he behave when another dog comes over?

Does he get excited when you play with a baby?

Or maybe he acts aggressively when you hold hands with someone new?

Once you know what sets off these behaviors, you can start working on treating them. In many cases, altering his environment is all it takes for him to learn how to coexist happily with others!

2) Get rid of unnecessary objects

This is especially important if you own multiple dogs. Remove food bowls, toys and even bones from areas of your home where you spend time with your dog. Removing unnecessary objects will help get rid of jealousy issues.

For example, if you’re watching TV in one room with your dog while other members of your family are in another room, don’t put a bone down near or around where they are seated.

This can make your dog feel threatened by other people being nearby; it makes them feel like they have something valuable that others want, so they act aggressively to protect what is theirs.

To ensure safety for everyone involved, don’t leave bones or toys lying around that could cause problems later on in life.

3) Provide enough time for your dog to have fun with you

If you're serious about getting your dog enough attention, make sure they have time with you each day. This doesn't have to be a lot of time, but it should be separate from any playtime with other dogs.

Every dog needs quality time with their owner—it helps them understand who is pack leader and makes them feel secure. 15 minutes a day is a good rule of thumb for some one-on-one attention between you and your pup. If you can only give five minutes in the morning or night, that's okay too—just make sure there are no more than 10 people in your home at once!

For puppies especially, you should avoid leaving them with others for long periods of time as they need plenty of socialization early on in life.

4) Don't pay too much attention on other people

Sometimes we tend to forget that our dog is a social animal, and when we ignore his natural needs, he feels bad. Dogs are very jealous animals, so if you want your dog to develop good relationships with others around you, it’s imperative that you give him proper attention. Give your pet a lot of love by patting or hugging him, and invite him for walks with other people in order for him to get used to different situations.

A great way of introducing someone new into your dog’s life is by making them sit in front of each other; dogs will instinctively feel their presence as less threatening in such positions.

Another important thing when dealing with jealousy issues is giving your pet some time alone; they will feel less threatened when they can have their own space.

5) Teach your dog what are the good things about him

Usually, dogs are not being jealous, they are just trying to express their love and they don’t know-how. If your dog is reactive or aggressive towards other people or dogs, he needs to learn how you feel about him, You need to show him that it’s ok for him. It can be as simple as a pat on his head or a ruffling of his fur. Your dog needs reassurance that you do love him and that others are not trying to take your place in his life. 

Your first task should be to teach him what it means when you say heel or sit. One of his good behaviors should be that he sits down on command – tell him heel and then give him a treat only after he does so. The word good becomes his cue for something pleasant (giving affection/attention/food) is about to happen.

Whatever your dog does, good or bad, make sure you praise him for it. Even if he is behaving badly, try not to give in a negative reaction. Instead, tell him what he is doing wrong while giving a positive compliment at the same time (e.g., good boy but no biting).

This way, your dog will learn that good behavior is rewarded with praise and it will be more likely that he will continue doing it next time. You might find yourself trying to think of something nice to say while angry at your dog but soon enough you'll begin noticing just how many good things there are about him which makes both of you much happier!

That was it for this blog. We hope it will help you in shorting out your pet’s jealousy and anger issues so that you can enjoy a lovely and peaceful experience. 

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Written by Himanshu Tripathi

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