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Effective Strategies for Managing Resource Guarding in Dogs

A dog growling while guarding its food bowl, illustrating resource guarding behavior.

Resource Guarding in Dogs: A Comprehensive Fear-Free Approach Overview of Resource Guarding Resource guarding behaviors can be challenging to manage. Seeking professional help is encouraged, especially in severe or complex cases. Consulting a certified behaviorist, behavior consultant, professional dog trainer, or veterinarian provides valuable support and expertise in developing effective management and intervention strategies. By […]

Preventing Resource Guarding in Puppies Through Positive Reinforcement

preventing resource guarding in puppies training guide

Nurturing Generosity: How to Gently Discourage Resource Guarding in Your Puppy By Will Bangura, M.S., CAB-ICB, CBCC-KA, CPDT-KA, FFCP, Certified Canine Behaviorist and Consultant Defining Resource Guarding Resource guarding is a behavior exhibited by puppies and dogs, where they show possessiveness over their resources, such as food, toys, or other valuable items. This behavior may […]

 How to Prevent and Manage Resource Guarding.

How to prevent and manage resource guarding

How to Prevent and Manage Resource Guarding by Will Bangura, M.S., CBCC-KA, CPDT-KA, (Dog Behaviorist) Certified Behavior Consultant. Resource guarding is a common behavior in dogs that can be observed in various forms. It occurs when a dog perceives a particular item, area, or individual as valuable and feels threatened by the prospect of losing […]

How to teach a dog to drop it

How to teach a dog drop it

How to teach a dog to drop it By Will Bangura, M.S., CBCC-KA, CPDT-KA, (Dog Behaviorist), Certified Dog Behavior Consultant. There are several different ways to teach a dog to “drop it,” including positive reinforcement, negative punishment, and counterconditioning. Resource guarding in dogs refers to the behavior of protecting a valued resource, such as food, […]