Features October 2018 Issue

Fighting Through The Fence

Dogs who are fighting through a fence often sound even more violent than dogs who are fighting without a barrier between them. The pent-up frustration often results in the dogs redirecting their aggression from the triggers on the other side of the fence to their own companions.

Fighting Through The Fence

Even dogs who do not display aggression in any other setting can develop frightening behaviors when behind a barrier. Fortunately, fence aggression can be managed and modified.

Fence aggression barking, lunging, and fence-fighting is an all-too-common canine behavior. It can also be a very difficult behavior to live with. A dog who is left for long periods of time (especially) in an enclosed yard can easily become frustrated and aroused by dogs being walked past her space and her inability to interact with those dogs. That frustration often turns into aggression, and the aggression can become very serious. Dogs can even be grieviously injured or even killed if they are able to grab another dog (or part of a dog) through a fence.

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