By nature, the smooth fox terrier is a dog that requires a lot of attention, but in return for the attention that is seeks the smooth fox terrier will be an affectionate loyal companion to you and your family. However, if the smooth fox terrier is not give the attention that it requires it can become an aggressive dog that may be hard to control or deal with. Because aggressive behavior can be scary and overwhelming for most owners it is important that the owner seeks professional help if the behavior of the smooth fox terrier does not change after repeated training.
If you find that your smooth fox terrier is an aggressive dog, you will want to deal with the problem right away and turn your dog into a more loving, calm dog. If you allow the dogs aggressive behavior to escalate you may find that your dog may harm other animals and possibly harm humans as well. So before you allow it to come to that there are some ways in which you can deal with the aggressive behavior of your smooth fox terrier.
Before you start training your aggressive smooth fox terrier you will first need to know why your dog is behaving in such a way and understand the basic knowledge as to why dogs become aggressive. There are many reasons as to why your do may be exhibiting aggressive behavior; the terrier is a very territorial animal and may feel that their territory is compromised, they may also feel threatened by changes in the environment, or it may stem from the lack of a feeling of security and confidence. Often this aggressive behavior will include barking and lunging at others. This type of behavior can be controlled if steps are taken early on before it becomes serious and harder to control.
If you speak to your vet, they may be able to recommend some training methods for particular aggressive behaviors, or they can recommend some professional trainers who are experienced and able to deal with dog aggression. Although the training with the professional will cost a lot, it will be worth it in the end as you will most likely find a big change in your dogs behavior. Often you will want to seek out trainers who specialize in dog aggression, as some obedience schools may not have the proper knowledge to deal with aggression directly as they may be more of an overall training. You will want a trainer who will know how to deal with your smooth fox terrier and train them to overcome their aggressive behavior. With some research, effort, and time you will find that your smooth fox terrier's aggressive behavior will change with the right type of training and encouragement.