Dog Confrontation Introduction

When two dogs confront each other during a fist time introduction, you can notice the change in attitude of both and this happens because of curiosity or uneasiness from both parts. If both dogs were on a leash and they were both naturally very dominating dogs, they might bark loudly and become aggressive with each other. If both dogs were off the leash, their reactions would vary; they might stand with an interrogative posture, observing, smelling each other and wag their tails. After this preliminary meeting, there might be an invitation to play or to the contrary, a domineering attitude. They will visual measure each other and if they do not fancy each other, you will be able to hear them growl and the position of their bodies will begin to change. You will be able to notice how their bodies become rigid, their necks get longer and their bodies begin to descend adopting a threatening position. All of these are signals of an inevitable confrontation. If both animals are the dominating type they will measure each other's strength to impose on each other. If one of the dogs feels in inferior conditions to face his opponent, he will begin to retreat recognizing the superiority of the other. If neither of the dogs withdraw, there will be some aggressions during which time they will not hurt each other yet; it seems that up until this point, they are still not at their aggressive peak. Once they reach their peak though, they set out on a ferocious fight where one or both animals can get badly hurt. If during the furor of a fight one of the adversaries ends up recognizing the dominancy of the other and turns walks away, the winner allows the underdog to leave without chasing or stalking him, although it is possible that during the fight the strongest throw the underdog on the ground in an attempt to submit him. During this submitting it is very rare the dog bite the weaker dog if he is not resisting.

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