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  1. Resource guarding issue?

    General Dog Forum
    My 16 month female rescue APBT is very protective over my bedroom, my bed in particular. She is very territorial of our home in general to strangers, but to ANYONE who comes into my room. We will be sitting in bed and for example, my brother will come in. As soon as she hears the door she starts...
  2. Resource Guarding with Spaces

    Dog Training Forum
    I have a lab/pit mix who is about 7 years old. She is my boyfriend's dog, he got her when she was about 6 months old and she was very fearful/shy when he got her. He and I started dating a year and a half ago. When I first started coming over, she had a very hard time letting me near him and...
  3. Resource Guarding (came out of no where)

    First Time Dog Owner and Basic Questions
    Hi All, We have a young golden retriever + cocker spaniel mix (basically a miniature golden retriever). He is 10 months old now, weighs about 30 lbs and is the sweetest dog. We have had zero issues with Resource Guarding until the other night while he was eating a meaty bone. Below is a...
  4. Resource guarding-why?

    Dog Training Forum
    Normally Frodo lets us take his bully sticks, bones, Rachael Ray chews- no problem. The kids have done it accidentally a couple of times even when he was in his pen (3 year old though he had 'something icky to eat so decided to get it back and she was fine). I of course corrected her, don't...
  5. new puppy is unsocialized with people but great with other dogs

    Dog Training Forum
    I had two dogs already when I added the new puppy to the pack on the 20th. Two dogs I have are related, mother and son, both medium-sized, and they get along very well with no issues between them. The mother is fixed, but the son is not. Now about the puppy. I called about an add in the paper...
  6. Resource Guarding

    General Dog Forum
    I'm watching my parents' dog, Cooper, today and I've always known him to have food aggression issues...both around other dogs and with people. He will growl and show his teeth if he's eating from his bowl or has a bone or special treat. He's never actually bitten a person, but he has gone after...
  7. What's an acceptable level of resource guarding between dogs?

    First Time Dog Owner and Basic Questions
    We took our neutered male 20 month collie/spaniel cross for a walk with an 8 month spayed red setter. They got on fantastically until we got home and the setter went straight for Yuki's bed and bone. At which point a fight broke out (no blood spilt) This repeated itself three times before we...
  8. Resource Guarding

    Dog Training Forum
    Okay, so Perkins has always been a bit stingy but now he's resource guarding. I know some of the way to handle it, such as using the NILIF program, but I want all the specifics so I don't make anything worse. He has been guarding pretty much everything. Me, the couch, the bed, toys, food...
  9. New Rescue Resource Guarding Me Against Existing Dog

    Dog Training Forum
    Got a rescue dog yesterday from a rescue organization. She is a mastiff mix about a year old, maybe a little younger. She is a really fantastic dog and was pulled from a kill shelter because she is so special. We have an existing dog, about 2 and a half. Our existing dog is very good with...
  10. Resource Guarding The Kitchen

    Dog Training Forum
    I rescued a unspayed husky puppy yesterday, and I have no idea what her background is other than she had to probably share a bowl with some other dogs, and that she's six months. I have another husky, who is five years old and spayed. She has a thing for resource guarding toys, so I picked...
  11. For the new dog owners: What does EARLY resource guarding look like?

    Dog Training Forum
    So, I was looking through threads etc and realized that many of the resource guarding threads only get started when the dog/puppy has already escalated to a lunge or even a bite in a resource guarding scenario. There are many great threads about how to modify the behaviour, but I think that...
  12. Resource Guarding and the cat

    Dog Training Forum
    I found out last week that Bella seems to have a little bit of a resource guarding issue. She was laying on the floor chewing a bone when Jake (one of our kittens who absolutely loves Bella) came up and started to rub against her. Her body immediately stiffened and she stopped chewing. She...
  13. Resource guarding against cats and other dogs

    Dog Training Forum
    So, my dog has started resource guarding against my cats and friend's dog when they visit. He growls and charges them if they come near any of "his" things. It's quite unsettling for my cats who are just starting to trust that he won't try to kill them in the house (We adopted him about two...
  14. Mild dog on dog aggression when playing

    General Dog Forum
    I have an 8 month old lab mix who Ive been taking to the dog park almost everyday since he was 4 months. He looks forward to this more than anything else. He always frantically runs around from dog to dog meeting licking and greeting each one happy as a clam. Then he'll do the normal...
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