Living and Dealing with Resource Guarding
Resource guarding is often scary. It can be intense. It can be loud. Blood might even be drawn. And it feels personal. You give your dog so much only to have them become an enraged Cujo when you try to take away...a pen cap?! Why? What caused it? And why does he continue to do it even though immediately after, he's so remorseful? Some dogs give a low growl, others lunge directly at you. It might be triggered when they're on their bed, your bed, the couch, or even when they're near certain people. Others lash out when you try to take stolen items. Still others growl if you step too close to their food bowl or while they're chewing a bone. Different dogs guard different things to different degrees. But they all have a lot in common. Come find out what they are, as well as how YOU might be making it much worse, how to deal with it, and gain a better understanding of what going on in their mind.
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