I saw this information online today and thought it was worth sharing here.
From the article:
In breaking down factors associated with dog aggression, the researchers found much more than the dog's breed at work. For instance:
- Dogs owned by people younger than 25 were nearly twice as likely to be aggressive than those owned by people older than 40.
- Neutered male dogs were twice as likely to be aggressive as neutered female dogs. However, there was no significant difference in aggression risk between neutered and non-neutered males.
- Dogs who attended puppy-training classes were about one and a half times less likely to be aggressive to strangers.
- Dogs trained using punishment and negative reinforcement, however, were twice as likely to be aggressive to strangers and three times as likely to be aggressive to family members.
- Dogs obtained from animal rescue and other sources were much more likely to be aggressive than those bought from a breeder.
Please read the whole article at this link:
What makes an aggressive dog, and how you can spot one
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