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Frequently Asked Questions
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Each instance is a little different, but an important thing to know is that aggression — untreated — always escalates, so this is a behavior you never want to ignore. A dog who growls this time (at your toddler or a houseguest or the neighbor’s dog) is likely to bite the next time.

In most cases, dog aggression towards humans can be alleviated by tactics that reinforce to the dog that people always “outrank” dogs in the dog pack order. These tactics are gentle and humane and over time actually increase the dog’s sense of security and position.

Aggressive behavior is more often prompted by fear and insecurity than it is by a desire to dominate. Aggression can also be caused or increased by brain imbalances.

Katherine can test your dog for this and provide treatment with flower essences as part of an overall program to end aggressive behavior.

Katherine Andrews
Katherine Andrews Animal Behaviorist
Animal Psychology Center in Philip, South Dakota, is a pet psychology center owned by animal behaviorist and trainer, Katherine Andrews. Services and training are available in Rapid City, SD, and many desperate owners have traveled in from other states for her specialized expertise.

My passion is to train and rehabilitate dogs with behavioral issues. Some even call me a "dog whisperer" thanks to my ability to work through particularly tough behavior problems and help with aggressive dogs, even when other trainers have failed and owners have nearly given up.

Through my early love for animals, I developed it into a lifetime career and commitment. Backed with 20 years of animal training experience, I take pride in making life better for people and pets through my animal psychology services.


- Certified Trainer, American Kennel Club, Canine Good Citizen Pet Partners
- Head Trainer for Lane Logan Memorial Foundation
- Instructor at Community Education of the Black Hills
- Better Business Bureau Rating A+
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