Does your dog growl at you when you approach his food bowl? Is your puppy possessive about toys and rawhides? Does he snap at you when you even step near him when he’s got a bone? Does your dog bear her teeth when you approach the couch? If not, you’re lucky. We will do a series of news articles with information to start working with your puppy or dog, to keep him or her in the blissful state of loving your approach to his food bowl and other prize possessions.
If you see aggression, definitely call Hot Dog On A Leash to find ways to help your dog. The technical term for this behavior is resource guarding, and it’s an absolutely normal dog behavior. However, it’s not something we humans appreciate. Fortunately, resource guarding is also a behavior that we can change.
A dog is an animal, the specialized wolf cousin living in the human Den, and not a furry little person, no matter how we view them. Simply because a dog lives in our home and because we view him as part of our family, makes most owners think we should be able to take a bone or any other item from our dog at will. we become accustomed if our dog decides to become possessive about his toys, Even more so than if one of our kids become angry if we try to take their toys away.
When dogs become aggressive about keeping hold of their bones or toys or bed, the first thing we must do is not to see the issue as one of our dog engaging in point scoring with ulterior motives of longer-term control of his human pack, but rather as safety for ourselves.if we become drawn into physical combat with our dogs over possessions, as you will see later, we are more likely to cause ourselves a lot of problems with our dogs in our day-to-day lives together, than we are to teach them not to guard over their toys or bones, or bed.
Next week, “ steps on how to fix resource guarding behaviors in your dog.