An aggressive dog, whether large or small, baring its teeth and growling can be a terrifying sight. Dogs, like children, require boundaries and sound training in order for them to grow into sociable, well-mannered adults with a healthy respect for their fellow beings. Here, 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. The author is an experienced dog trainer and her common-sense approach to behavioural problems in dogs is shown in this book by the taming of Craig.
Barbara Sykes is a member of the British Institute of Professional Dog Trainers and regularly gives talks on dog behaviour. Previous books for Crowood include: Training the Sheep Dog [with Thomas Longton], Understanding Border Collies and most recently Understanding Your Dog.