Discussion of Tortora’s 1983 study which presents a 9 step process for suppressing avoidance motivated aggression in dogs. We examine Tortora’s paper in detail, in particular what it says about shock collars and dog aggression.
Bad dog behavior is often very upsetting to us because we attribute them to lack of love, dominance, vengeance, or some other unpleasant human motive. However, most bad behaviors arise simply because of mis-communication and misunderstanding between us and our dog. Here, I discuss how I deal with my dog’s bad behavior.