The first video I posted of this particular case drew a lot of attention. Both good and bad. Many people couldn’t believe that a dog could be this aggressive naturally. Others thought a dog like this was hopeless and could not be helped. Some thought I was being egotistical and was recording this for the sake of showing off. A few thought it was fake.
Welp, it certainly wasn’t fake!
Zeus was 100% legit in his aggression. It was anxiety based and what I’ve come to learn over time with these kinds of cases is that anxiety based aggression can be explosive. All the pent up emotion has to come out and when they unload…boy, do they unload! His aggression was definitely on the severe end of the spectrum.
I want to make it clear that the level of aggression seen in this case has nothing to do with the dog’s breed. He could’ve been a German Shepherd, Poodle, or Chihuahua. What matters is the intensity of the issue and what personality type the dog is. When I commented that Zeus’ aggression was genetics, people thought I was blaming the breed. Which couldn’t be farther from the truth. By genetics I meant he was predisposed with high anxiety and he bacame very territorial with that particular family. Those two things coupled with a dog that has no issue using his teeth to get his point across and you have big problem.
I won’t go to much into detail this week about the video. I feel I explain things well enough in the footage of the session.
Jesus San Miguel
Canine Perspective, Inc.