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Resource Guarding

Discussion in 'Dog Training and Behaviour' started by ouesi, Dec 8, 2012.


  1. ouesi

    ouesi Guest

    A couple folks have posted some great articles about RG, should we try to get them all in a sticky? The topic seems to come up a good bit...
     
  2. Dogless

    Dogless PetForums VIP

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    Seems like a good idea to me; it's one of the most common topics to come up I think.
     
  3. paddyjulie

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    A Good idea :D
     
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    Yes I agree, RG is a problem, especially in a multi dog environment
     
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    I would love info on resource guarding, my dog has a tendency to do it with the bed every so often. not for a few months now tho
     
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    I think that would be a good idea.
     
  7. Pupcakes

    Pupcakes Lady of The Terrors.

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    Id love to see one. Id also be interested to see how people cope when their dog RGs them.

    Charlie doesnt like it when unknown dogs come up to me, but is fine with dogs he likes, although he doesnt mind bitches so much.

    I asked Sarah Whitehead how best to cope with this at the practical course I attended and she said, give him something else to do, like hold a toy. But then Id worry he'd RG the you, PLUS I muzzle him so what are the other options?

    Id like to see a sticky on this for sure!
     
  8. ouesi

    ouesi Guest

    So how does it work, do I pm a mod or??
     
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    No idea, but someone needs to let them know I think?

    I think a sticky for RG would be a fantastic idea :D
     
  10. ouesi

    ouesi Guest

    Yay a sticky!

    Okay, I'll start, hopefully others will join in with good articles too :)

    Jean Donaldson's little book "Mine" is a must-read on handling resource guarding.

    Great video explaining how to teach drop that doesn't involve trading. Also great for guarders because it counter conditions them to seeing hands around food as a good thing.
    Teaching Your Dog to "Drop" - YouTube

    RG with other dogs:
    How to React When Your Dog Begins Resource Guarding Against Other Dogs - Whole Dog Journal Article
     
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  11. ouesi

    ouesi Guest

    Thanks SB, was hoping you'd post that again so I can steal it :D
     
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    Hi, Any links for a dog that will resource guard it's owner from it's other housemate?


    How to react etc if it does happen?
     
  13. Pupcakes

    Pupcakes Lady of The Terrors.

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    I have this problem with Charlie and unknown dogs.
     
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    Another course in 2013

    Resource Guarding with Sarah Whitehead

    Date: Friday 16th August 2013

    Venue: Chobham, Surrey

    Capacity: 22

    Resource guarding is at the heart of much more aggression than we might imagine. This Masterclass will look at how to spot resource guarding in the park, at home, and in classes and consultations, and will look at ways in which we might act to resolve these situations before they become confrontational.

    We will also look at the most effective ways to treat resource guarding in dogs, and discuss the pros and cons of some of the more commonly used behaviour programmes. What really works – and what doesn’t.

    The day includes refreshments and a delicious light lunch.

    Price: £145.00

    Seminars and Masterclasses | Think Dog
     
  16. Pupcakes

    Pupcakes Lady of The Terrors.

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    Im hoping to attend the sex and hormones Masterclass. Are you attending any SB?
     
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    Are you suggesting that I need to go on a masterclass about sex? :yikes: :ciappa:

    If I had a hormone left.............. :D

    No, I went on the Emily Larlam (Kikopup) seminar last year and this year I will be on various seminars/workshops with Sue Sternberg, Ken Ramirez, John Rogerson, Pam McKinnon, Ian Dunbar, Brenda Aloff to name but a few.
     
  18. Pupcakes

    Pupcakes Lady of The Terrors.

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    LOL!! thats not what I meant! :lol:

    Oooh wow, sounds like you have a jam packed year. Id love to attend all these seminars (although I openly admit I dont know all of them!) I want to learn so more and dont know where to start!

    Can you reccomend any good books on male dog to dog aggression? (A little off topic sorry)
     
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