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My 13 months old GSD is not coward with other dogs but he's so peaceful, inoffensive, and often defenseless against other dogs' aggressiveness, bites, and attacks. He doesn't get angry easily, all what he wants is to play with them.

At present, I don't have time for professional dog training sessions or courses, so all what I need right now as a temporary solution is teach him how to growl but I didn't find a single tutorial on YouTube that describes how to do it.

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I'm not sure teaching your dog to growl is a solution. Is there a reason that you cannot keep him away from dogs who are attacking him? I think managing his surroundings would be a better option.

If he gets attacked enough, he'll likely become reactive towards dogs and that will be a much more difficult thing to manage.
 

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Yes, I'd take responsibility for my dog's safety & environment if he's being attacked by other dogs, not teach him to aggress back.

But perhaps you just mean their natural 'play fighting' behaviour. Does he ever yelp & cower from them, or try to get away, or get actually hurt by them? If not, sounds like there's no reason for 'retaliation' anyway.
 

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Your dog is still young, this can change when they reach the fully-adult age (2-3 years), but i personally wouldn't want my dog to feel the need to protect themself. that the handler's job.
A situation like that can easily get out of hand and end with one of the dog injured or the dog getting special restrictions when it comes to walking off-leash or without a muzzle. both things that you do not want.
especially for a breed that is often seen in public as potentially agressive.

be happy that your dog is so peaceful and make sure to protect your little Gandhi, so he doesn't get into situations that could hurt his sensitive flowerchild soul. :rolleyes:
call him back when you smell conflict and keep yourself positioned between your dog and the approaching "aggressive" dog so that they can not reach him until the handler of the other dog can remove it from your direct surrounding.
A peaceful dog is much easier to handle, so try to keep him like that.
 
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