Aggression Ladders

Overview:

Learning to read and interpret canine body language is hugely important in both preventing aggression and working to change aggressive behaviors.  There are several wonderful visuals to help understand common behavioral sequences or signs of stress in dogs.  Here are a couple particularly nice examples from Grisha Stewart (Behavior Adjustment Training or BAT protocols, and a reactivity chart), and from the BSAVA.

 

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batzoneReactivity Chart (Grisha Stewart)

BSAVA Client Handouts_ Behaviour Series - aggression

BSAVA Aggression Ladder Link (PDF format)