Dog Guarding

  • Dog guarding behavior

    Dog guarding behavior

    Question: Can I stop my dog from guarding her food and toys? Answer: Yes. But first, for your safety, a quick snapshot of what guarding looks like: Dogs with food or toy aggression often display stiffened body postures when a person or animal approaches their food or valued possession. Many dogs will also growl or […]

  • Curb your dog’s guarding behavior

    Curb your dog’s guarding behavior

    Who owns the kibble in your house, once it hits the dog bowl? Does Rover run you out of the kitchen when he is eating dinner? What happens if you need to take away a tasty rawhide? If food, bones or chewies turn your sweetie into a growling, snarling monster, then your dog has an […]

  • It’s mine! How to reduce object guarding

    It’s mine! How to reduce object guarding

    You and your buddy are out on a walk when Fido spots a tennis ball rolling his way. He lunges forward, grabs the ball in his teeth, and gruffly growls, “It’s mine.” Canine Possession Aggression (CPA) comes in two forms–food guarding and object guarding, the act of assertively protecting toys, chew treats (such as bully […]

  • Raising a puppy: Preventing object guarding

    Raising a puppy: Preventing object guarding

    Master trainer Ian Dunbar on keeping your dog from turning into an object guarder

  • Dog Guarding

    Dog Guarding

    What to do about dogs or puppies who get possessive