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How to break up a dog fight safely

Every pet deserves a loving and respectful home: please only consider acquiring a pet if you will be able to take care of its long-term needs. Also, consider choosing your animal companion from a shelter, where there are so many wonderful furry friends who need a forever home.

Our dogs give us a lot of joy and form an integral part of our family. And often, when they meet or interact with other pooches, the results are energetic, happy and playful. Sometimes however, such meetings trigger aggression that can escalate into snarling fights. As their humans, how can we safely intervene?

In this video, veterinarian Dr. Andrew Jones discusses how to break up a dog fight effectively, to restore harmony after a break-out of canine anger.

Warning signs that dogs are feeling threatened and may be ready to attack, include:

  • Growling
  • Bared teeth
  • Flattened ears
  • Raised hackles
  • Stiffness
  • Staring

To read more on the subject of dog fights, click here.

View the original video here.

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