Help, my dog is a resource guarder! Part 2

Resource guarding (food, toys, etc.) is a common problem among dog owners. In the first post I talked about how we define resource guarding, what does it look like and what are the usual causes. Now we will discuss the options you have if your dog is a resource guarder:

  • management – making everyone safe again
  • emergency interventions
  • training

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Help, my dog is a resource guarder! Part 1

Resource guarding (of food, toys etc.) is a common problem. It can crop up in rescue as well as purebred dogs, sometimes already when the dog is a puppy. I believe that the better we understand our dog’s behavior, the more effectively we can help them. In this post we will cover the basics:

  • What are resources and what is resource guarding?
  • What does it look like?
  • What causes resource guarding?
  • What factors influence the prognosis for behavior modification?
  • How can you prevent resource guarding in your dog?

If your dog already guards resources, read how to deal with it in the next post.

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How to choose the perfect muzzle for your dog

Intro

Muzzles are disliked by many dog owners, because we automatically associate a dog wearing a muzzle with aggression. But actually there’s a wide range of situations in which muzzles are required by the law (for example on public transport). With appropriate training, your dog should have no problem wearing a well-fitted muzzle.

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