Emotional support animals are very calm and tolerant. They are trained to stay calm and take action when their owners are panicking. Domesticated dogs are friendly creatures and are sure to warm up to anyone that you invite in your home.
As someone who requires the aid of an Emotional support animal, it is necessary that you read between the lines and decipher aggressive behavior before I fully affect your ESA. It is necessary to pay attention to the tiniest differences in your dog’s behavior and take immediate action.
Owners often start questioning the dog’s breed as a choice for ESA, but that is not the case any dog can be aggressive, and the causes are more often than not underlying. The only difference is that a small dachshund will not wreck havoc as a larger golden retriever might. Aggressive behavior is a factor in the training, upbringing, socializing and environment around the dog. There are medical factors that might be the cause of the aggression.
Aggression is often very difficult to pinpoint in dogs as they are hyper and very energetic around other dogs and in some instance may even seem aggressive. But that is their playful state, and they might just be guarding their toy.
There are several types of aggression that your dog might be experiencing such as Dominant aggression, fear aggression, dog to dog aggression and dog park aggression.
Managing a dog’s aggression requires patience, the best option is to consult a professional and determine the real reason for aggression. If the vet clarifies that it is not a medical issue, you can hire a trainer and work with them to calm your ESA.
As an ESA owner, try to get the help of a professional on your dog’s behavior. They need to be taken care of when they are aggressive, and a doctor or a professional trainer can be very helpful.