How to Deal with Resource Guarding in Dogs

Resource guarding is when a dog becomes aggressive when someone or something tries to take away something they consider to be theirs.

Resource

here are a few reasons why dogs might resource guard. One reason is that they are afraid that they will not get enough of the resource.

Guard

There are a few signs that a dog might be resource guarding. These signs include: Growling, barking, or snapping when someone or something tries to take away the resource.

Identify

There are a few things you can do to prevent resource guarding. These include: Introducing new people and animals to the dog slowly and calmly.

Prevent 

If your dog is already resource guarding, there are a few things you can do to deal with it. These include: Distracting the dog with a toy or treat when they start to guard the resource.

Deal

There are a number of resources available to help you deal with resource guarding. These include: Books: "The Cautious Canine" by Patricia McConnell and "Mine!" by Jean Donaldson.

Resources for Dealing

Resource guarding can be a difficult behavior to deal with, but it is not impossible. By following the tips in this Web Story.

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