Resource Guarding Guide
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Resource guarding occurs when your dog feels that there is a certain resource that is under threat by people, other dogs, or animals. These resources can include:
Is your Dog displaying any of these behaviors when you, or others, get too close to one of these resources?
- Becoming stiff as you approach
- Displaying whale-eye or side-eye
- Hunkering over their resource
- Growling or snarling
- Baring their teeth
- Biting or snapping
Your dog may be engaging in “resource guarding” behavior. This can make even the most common activities with your dog like feeding, playing, or walking a nightmare. Don’t worry though! Resource guarding can be remedied with training, positive reinforcement, and a little patience.