Unintentionally creating resource guarding - Page 2

Go Back   Dog Forum > Keeping and Caring for Dogs > Dog Training and Behavior > Puppy Help

Unintentionally creating resource guarding

This is a discussion on Unintentionally creating resource guarding within the Puppy Help forums, part of the Dog Training and Behavior category; Originally Posted by lene1949 Yes, I understand that, but when the dog have the OK to eat, why take the food away? I have never ...

User Tag List

Like Tree9Likes

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-15-2013, 12:14 PM
  #11
Senior Member
 
Rain's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Texas
Posts: 10,646
Mentioned: 359 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by lene1949 View Post
Yes, I understand that, but when the dog have the OK to eat, why take the food away? I have never used this concept, although I have taught all my dogs to 'leave it!' I have never had a problem with a resource guarding dog in all my 60+ years...
It's good to be able to take away anything from the dog if necessary including the food bowl. Some dogs feel like they have to guard the bowl even if a person is walking past the dog while he's eating. If they have a small child they want a dog that's O.K. being bumped or having it's food bowl touched just in case the child, despite all precautions, does that to him.

There's a right way and wrong way to teach a dog that. The dominance based, human's must be viewed as the alpha crowd, tend to teach it the wrong way. It's my food, I gave it to you, and I'll take it back if I want to, how dare you object! I'll do so by intimidation, claim the food, and hand bite or alpha roll you if you dare object, seem to be there method as far as I can tell. It does nothing to make the dog comfortable having it's stuff taken or handled, and is likely to result in the dog acting worse.

The right way is what's been suggested in this thread. Play a trading game, work slowly to make the dog comfortable having a human near it when it has a treasured possession. With the food bowl teach it that if the food bowl is taken it gets given back with a delicious treat added or that human hands by the bowl means that food is being added to it not taken from it.
Rain is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2013, 01:46 PM
  #12
Senior Member
 
fawkese1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: California...in the mountains
Posts: 22,639
Mentioned: 38 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by lene1949 View Post
Yes, I understand that, but when the dog have the OK to eat, why take the food away? I have never used this concept, although I have taught all my dogs to 'leave it!' I have never had a problem with a resource guarding dog in all my 60+ years...

again, i'm not sure what you are asking? as rain pointed out, there are different ways to teach a dog to "leave" or "drop" an item. we are simply trying to help the OP to learn the most effective ways to do that, in order to prevent RGing behavior. your question doesn't quite make sense in this context... perhaps you can quote the passage that you don't understand and whoever you are quoting can explain it to you. otherwise, if you'd like to add to the advice given/explain a different approach, feel free... but we'd like to keep the thread on topic, in order to help the OP with her particular dog.



100% free webcam site! | Awesome chicks and it is absolutely free! | Watch free live sex cam - easy as 1-2-3
fawkese1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2013, 08:23 AM
  #13
Senior Member
 
Bigargylesock's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: midwest
Posts: 516
Mentioned: 15 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
fawkese1, how long do I hand feed him before being able to touch him while hand feeding? Or moving to bowl-only feeding, with treats being tossed in? Any suggestions?

This puppy thing gets so overwhelming sometimes: houstrain, bite inhibition, stay, sit, wait, lay down, resource guarding, crate training, loose leash walking, leave it/drop it....the list goes on and on and on. if i'm feeling overwhelmed, I can only imagine how theo and his little puppy brain must feel!
Bigargylesock is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Resource guarding...I am the resource Augustus2012 Dog Training and Behavior 8 12-13-2012 08:38 PM
Resource Guarding update! Lipglossjunky73 Dog Training and Behavior 5 05-14-2012 05:53 PM
Is this resource guarding? amz155 Dog Training and Behavior 3 03-06-2012 10:26 AM
Resource guarding? Plingie Dog Training and Behavior 2 04-10-2011 12:48 PM
resource guarding, sort of Big Monty Dog Training and Behavior 2 01-26-2011 10:37 AM


Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:07 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.1.0 (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd. Runs best on HiVelocity Hosting.