For most Illinois pet owners, dogs live up to their moniker as man's best friend. The animal's gentle, friendly and loyal demeanor often make them truly lovable companions. But there are instances when a dog's aggressive tendencies take over, resulting in serious injury, not only to an owner but to other people as well.
According to dog trainers, prevention of dog attacks boils down to proper training. Annoying pet behavior like jumping can be corrected through training. It also prevents dogs from being dangerous. Early socialization is vital as well. The owner adds that any dog breed can become aggressive. Teaching dogs to get used to the activity and noise of people around them teaches them not to be anxious.