Unpredictable aggression in dogs – Rage Syndrome – a neurological disorder


Without a doubt, the most dangerous dog, which a professional trainer may face, it is a dog with "rage syndrome". Let me first warn the reader does not come to the conclusion that there is a "rage syndrome" in your dog when it exhibits a simple and predictable domination or aggression associated with pain. This does not in any way mean that the dog has "Rage Syndrome". This condition is actually very rare and uncommon. Over 28 years of schooling approximately 700-1000 dogs per year, I was only a witness to this "rage syndrome" about ten times. With these types of numbers you can see how well it is a rare disorder. Saying it is a fact, it is a disorder in its "very nature" with the & # 39 is the most dangerous

of all the issues that the coach or the owner may face with a dog.

One example – Newfoundland at 200 pounds, which was delivered to us a decade ago exercise.

"Samson" was purchased as a sweet and pleasant puppy crew members, specializing in the output of church groups and college-kids on the weekend cruises in the local harbor. The breed has been chosen for their reputation of outstanding water-rescue dogs. Everything went as planned on trips at the weekend, while Samson has not fulfilled one year. The owner noticed that one trip to start off the director began to travel, and the dog suddenly became very aggressive towards her. Fortunately, the dog was pavadtsy and restrained.

The owner wrote the incident as a misunderstanding on the part of dogs against girls

body language, and a great voice. He brought the dog to us after following an incident in which a dog

After such a trip, he went on board the gang with two girls who moose him and showed him the commitment. He explained that the girls from the boys & # 39; were, and when the girls went to leave the dog, he attacked one of the feet of girls with an open mouth and a snarl. One of the guys who have seen it, hit the dog on the head. The dog turned around and grabbed the guy's leg, pulling him to the ground. The owner explained this, saying: "If I was hit on the head, I bite it, too."

During the consultation Samson presented the tail, which fought and kissed the beautiful love.

He obeyed the command and correct and seek fame and attention. He was very comfortable in his own skin, and showed no signs of embarrassment and aggression. It was registered

He went without a hitch for the training and the first ten days. Samson willingly learned all of his team, including down. Usually, this task will be difficult, if dominance with the & # 39 is a factor, because the dog will see that it is a challenge and a subordinate position. Samson was more than willing to comply with the training, and he enjoyed the praise that has brought job well done.

On the tenth day Kennel Techs cleaned the kennels and dogs moved as sanitation. When they got to the children's nursery Samson, one of the girls hurriedly entered the nursery

and loops, to move it to another nursery. He walked happily, wagging its tail. when she

got to pure racing where she was going to put it, he suggested. She entered the nursery and turned to him, saying: "Let the boy next thing she knew, he was on it, he knocked her to the ground and grabbed her leg, dragging her into the back of the run, striking her friend Kennel… Tech said that it looks like a grizzly attack.

She screamed, and he shakes it. Another girl had the presence of mind and courage to go to the nursery and follow the hose, she washed with the dog's nose to get him released.

He was so inclined to the victim, when she was released, and ran to the door to escape, he ran past the truth of a girl with hose and grabbed her by the gate. He grabbed her and pulled the other leg, when she held the door. She was raised prone to air. Then the second girl again shoved the hose into the nose, which allowed them two precious seconds to escape.

Where the doctor said that the injury of her legs, though heavy, was perfectly located in a place where there was no permanent damage Kennel Tech technology was brought to the emergency room. This is the worst scenario that the coach may encounter. Usually you can judge the behavior of a dog, it is during consultation, as well as with the information that you get from the customer. In this case, the client explained to aggression and, on the contrary, concealed some other information.

Unfortunately, the content information with the & # 39; shared, if the client consults the coach. The usual excuse is that they do not want to harm the dog trainer. The unhappy result of this could be a threat to staff.

In another case, we have seen that the 11-month-old female that Doberman attacked her in front of our eyes. He knocked her to the ground and began to bite her on the cell with the rib cage. When we came

to her help, we were bitten several times in the process of rescuing her. Unfortunately, after the dog has been safely placed into the box (after we announced nine times), she left the husband to come to a final determination of what happened to the dog. Rather than bring the dog to the neurologist, as we have already suggested, she left him in the group Doberman Rescue. In this case, the weakening of consciousness, without compromising the dog poses a threat to other people who are not suspected.

This is an example of what NOT to do.

"Rage Syndrome" is actually a & # 39 is an epileptic seizure in the emotional brain of dogs share. As in other forms of epilepsy (motor or behavioral), the dog behaved normally 98% of the time. This 2%

it is a problem. It can occur in any breed of dog. I saw this today in Labrador Retriever.Golden Retriever, German Shepherd, Belgian malinis, mixed breed, Doberman above and Newfoundland, and about half a dozen spanelirav Springer. Yes, I said Sprynger Spaniel. This condition is quite common in the breed, and it is usually called "Springer rage." Spryngser has a genetic predisposition to this condition for some reason, than in other breeds. Again, I must stress that it is very rare, so just because you have a Springer Spaniel, you should never assume that this condition will automatically issue.

As in other forms of epilepsy, this condition can be treated with phenobarbital, which has the effect of reducing seizures in the brain. The obvious problem in the case of "Rage Syndrome" is that even one of the & # 39; reality – this is too much, and therefore, dogs who are diagnosed with this condition usually disappears. Since the stakes are so high, before a diagnosis, it is recommended to exercise at least two considerations. The best professional opinion, you can get – a neurologist. Your veterinarian can give you an opinion, as well as direct. In the case of one client with Spanzheram Spaniel, the owner was honest with us and explained that its proposal left the dog veterinary. She said it will be more comfortable when we are ready to evaluate the dog and give it a second opinion. In this case, we took the dog under observation. It took about a week to see the usual sweet dog flies into a murderous rage, without apparent cause. The dog has returned to normal with no apparent memory of his action. Unfortunately, we had to agree with the owners of the veterinarian that the dog should be evtanizavats.

This condition is also being studied in humans. Almost all of the conditions that can be found in the dog's brain, can be found in humans. These tests may some day to explain some criminal behavior in humans. Symptoms of this condition:

* Unexplained aggression that comes out of nowhere.

Aggression, which seems to have no relation to the rule.

* Significant change in the dog's eyes, snorting and growling, lungs.

* The dog appears to be abandoned behavior as suddenly as it had happened.

* The dog did not seem to remember previous aggressive behavior.

* Unpredictable timing of aggression.

What to do if you think your dog has "Rage Syndrome"

* Do not try to diagnose it yourself. Owners often mistaken in the causes of aggression.

* Look for a minimum of two Judgments (veterinarians and trainers) At least one veterinarian.

* Give your professional advisor all the facts of which you can think of. Does not contain the information!

* Do not put others in danger. If you think your dog has "Rage Syndrome", do not leave it

children. Remove it from all situations where it can harm everyone.

* Do not justify the behavior scare you or others. Fearing your dog should be

The first indicator that needs professional help for the diagnosis and / or treatment.

For more information about "Rage Syndrome", as well as other causes of aggression, I would suggest reading dog training 101 – Books, which puts under control. You can find this book on my website at: http://www.K-9Companions.com