Nature or Nurture?

Though his furrowed eyebrows may suggest it, this pup is not displaying aggression, merely unbearable cuteness.
Despite his “angry eyebrows,” this pup is not showing aggression, just cuteness.

There is a long standing debate in the animal lovers and welfare community as to where dog aggression stems from- an animal’s genetic background or the way they have been treated by humans. Findings of a study published in the Applied Animal Behavioral Science Journal has found that several factors combine to¬†influence the likelihood that an animal will be aggressive. The age, gender, origin, training, and present situation all play a role in a dog’s behavior. To read more about the findings of this study, follow the link below.

Remember that there are several different immediate causes for aggression, such as fear, food or resource guarding, and physical pain. If your pet starts acting abnormally, start with a visit to your vet to rule out any medical problems.

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