Dogs who are agressive are actually most afraid. From Steve Dale's Pet World, listen HERE to my conversation with certified dog behavior consultant Debbie Jacobs, author of "A Guide to Living with & Training A Fearful Dog."
Her secret to dealing with fearful dogs has a lot to do with broccoli. Only she can explain - and it's actually a very food explanation.
Another secret is to help a fearful dog to feel safe, without forcing their fears on them. "You can not learn," she says, "if you are terrified." Another tip is to enhance confidence, even in dogs - feeling good about yourself really does help. Play is also a key word!