DETROIT - Duke is a large 185-pound African Boerboel also known as a South African Mastiff. This guy is intimidating even when he's friendly. But when he got aggressive toward his owner's son, they were about to give up on him.
The family called in an expert on dog behavior who explained that it's necessary to understand how a dog thinks before you can train him. He said that sometimes the owners need as much training as the dogs.
He worked a miracle on Duke. Tonight on Local 4 News at 11, see if what this family learned can help you with your furry friend.
Note: The African Boerboel was originally bred to defend farms against lions.
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