The one mistake that many of us make when our dog is aggressive is to simply punish the aggression. We all seem to forget that no dog is born aggressive. They all start out as cute little puppies playing with each other and being protected, nurtured, and taught by their mother.
Aggression in a dog is almost always caused by a specific act or environment. When we want to correct our dog’s aggression, we must first try and identify the cause of that aggression in order to address the action or change the environment.