Growling is one of the many ways dogs communicate, and it's important for humans who interact with dogs to understand what it means and the proper way to react. Here are what the different types of growls mean and ways you can react once you understand them.
“My dog growls at my kids." “My dog growls at strangers.” “My dog growls if I try to take his bone.” I get called for growling issues quite frequently because people think their dog is aggressive. Sometimes this is so and sometimes not. While growling can be very scary it’s not necessarily aggression and, in fact, not all growling is bad. There are many different forms of growling which I have put into six categories and, although it may sound funny, in many ways growling can even be good.