Is aggressive behavior always negative?
No. Would it be bad if your dog acted aggressively when it came time for him to protect you??
Do you think it belongs to guard dogs?
No. Aggressive behavior does NOT only belong to guard dogs. All dogs have inherent aggressive behaviors, but in breeds that have been bred for the purposes of GUARDING have those tendencies honed by genetics AND by training.
Can a guard dog be good without aggressive behavior?
Id say no. A dog who is ""guarding"" without aggressive behavior behind it is called a WATCHDOG. :wink:
Is growling and barking for all people aggressive behavior?
It depends on what the scenario is. If its just a dog growling at someone on the other side of the fence or window and then barking... id say NO. I mean, lets look at what a bark really is. It is just a way of the dog to say HEY, I SEE YOU OVER THERE, I AM AWARE OF YOUR PRESENCE etc....
Can there be dominance without aggression?
Yes. Its called passive aggression. It can be done between dog and dog, or dog and man. It can be something as simple as the dog coming up to you after you stopped petting it, and putting its head under your hand and nudging you, MAKING you pet them. Not all aggression has to be hair up, teeth baring and all that jazz.
Can a dog be a good protection dog without aggression so yes what makes the difference between guarding/protective behavior and aggressive behavior.
Again, i say NO. A dog can be a GREAT watch dog, and a great deterrent, but NOT a great guard dog without the aggression or conviction behind the intent. I
t truly is an electrifying experience when i can get my mind to focus on 1 thing. LOL Mike