The lack of proper human to dog communicating might result in many behavioral issues, including dog aggression. Owners often mean well, nevertheless they're misreading exactly what their dogs are saying and their dogs are misreading exactly what they're saying back. There are plenty of mixed signals on each side of the fence. Among the greatest mistakes I see is the way that people fix their dogs. Especially little dogs and puppies. Correcting a puppy the wrong way may create an unstable adult dog. Occasionally to the point of aggression. I witnessed a three month old puppy growling in the other dogs in the dog park. The owner was making an effort to correct her puppy. Puppy growled and the owner chose the pup up, swaddled the dog in her arms, patted the dog on the back end, pointed at him and had an individual conversation. Which was bad boy, do not do that anymore. You're so bad. You hear me? She talked to the pup as if it were a 2 year-old human baby. She'd a conversation in human words about the way which was bad of the pup. This was the wrong response on numerous levels. Dogs don't understand human conversations. Nothing the proprietor said to the dog was known by the dog. Giving attachment into a dog that's in a ruling mind-set only intensifies the framework of mind that the dog is in and informs the dog which you agree with the dog's mood. Dogs live in the moment and no matter what the dog is doing in the time of the correction is exactly what the dog will think you're speaking to. He's so little he cannot hurt anyone. The pup was a large breed dog. At that time the puppy had the size of a Chihuahua, nevertheless in about six months the dog will be about 50 pounds along with still growing. All of the other dogs in the dog park knew exactly what the pup was saying, nevertheless the owner didn't. Now this is a common mistake owners of small breeds along with puppies make: permitting the dog to engage in ruling behaviours, not seeing it as a problem since that the dog is small and believed to not be capable to hurt anyone. When the pup growled at another dog the owner must have walked over to that the puppy, leaned forward without picking that the dog up and told him, No. She must have blocked him from going after that the other dog and poked him in that the neck if need be to simulate a bite. The proprietor needs to speak firmly along with feel very confident inside in order for your dog to take it seriously. Fewer words, more body language.