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2009-02-17 14:49:15

Dog owners who use confrontational or aversive methods to train aggressive pets, will get aggression in return, U.S. researchers found. The study, published in the current issue of Applied Animal Behavior Science, also showed that using neutral training methods such as additional exercise or rewards elicited very few aggressive responses. Nationwide, the No. 1 reason why dog owners take their pet to a veterinary behaviorist is to manage aggressive behavior, lead author Meghan Herron of the...