The question; does chaining your dog make it aggressive? have been asked time without numbers. Especially by those who want their dogs aggressive.
The answer to this question is YES!
The fact is this, one of the best ways to make a dog aggressive is by Chaining it. We all know that dogs are social creatures and as such should be treated as one. When these benefits are taken off them, thereby, resulting to them chained they become easily teased although, this may be directly or indirectly.
A dog on chain be easilyteased or tormented by either humans or animals in and around the environment. Even though these teasing may not be consciously targeted to them by seeing people pass by, seeing children playing and screaming around day after day, can trigger or bring out his territorial, protection, guarding and prey instinct. As his level of frustration or stress heightens, so does his aggression or aggressive level increases too. When this aggression level increases, it makes the dog become a very deadly tool or weapon which can cause harm and havoc. Although, there are advantages of chaining a dog dog. But the hazards of chaining a dog can be great. Also, the behavioural/mental side effects can also be dangerous too.
In 2004, Anthony Williams chained his dog (a put bull) to a tree and went into his house. Seeing children in the compound playing and shouting. The dog was angry and charged, barking at them till eventually the chain got loose and the children fled. Running for their lives, one fell and was killed by the dog. Mr. Anthony was charged with second degree murder and his dog was killed.
So you see, an aggressive dog can put you into trouble.
Light William is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer – Knowledge Assessed (ccpdt.org). He is also a professional breeder with membership in some of the world-class and renowned Kennel Clubs. Light William is also a researcher who uses his knowledge and skill to educate dog lovers all over the world.
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