Dogs often act aggressively towards people that are unfamiliar to them. Many times this behavior is incorrectly attributed to dominance rather than fear because they elicit the same response – barking, growling and biting. It is important for owners to recognize the difference so they are best able to manage aggression within their pet.
Dr. Barbara Sherman, professor of veterinary behavior at the North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine, talks about how to recognize and address canine fear aggression in this podcast by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA).
Listen: Canine Fear Aggression.