09-16-2013, 03:26 PM
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Milwaukee, WI, USA
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I looked up resouce guarding and the only ones resource guarding from that description is my existing older dogs. However, at one point, they were taught if another dog was chewing something, they leave it alone until that dog walks away. I'm not sure how or if I taught them, but it seems I need to teach the puppy this as well. Is that not accurate?
My male quickly taught my puppy if he is chewing something, don't even try to grab it. However, between my puppy and female it is tricky. She does give it up most of the time if he barks at her if we do not intervene. So it seems he has learned that if he barks at her, he will get her toy. Yet, it upsets her since she does wimper about it and you can see she gets sad about it. For some reason the puppy kind of has a free pass when it comes to her and her toys.
My female will also not let him eat her food. So at least with her food, he knows to stand back about 5' patiently until she walks away. Yet, he leaves his food alone all the time. We have to watch his food to make sure my other dogs don't eat it, cause he could care less if they walk over and eat his food.
Online it said something about this can happen between puppies and seniors - the playful puppy barking at the senior dog. That we should not punish either, just redirect. Just seeing if that is the right approach.