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I second the suggestion to follow the protocol in Jean Donaldson's book 'Fight'. You can also find some good articles by Pat Miller on dog-dog resource guarding. What you want to do is make the resource guarding dog feel like Santa arrived when the other dog has something of value. This is referred to as a positive conditioned emotional response. Dog B has something of value means Dog A gets something of value. Timing is important. Dog A gets food after Dog B gets something.

Resource guarding is normal behavior. Until you have the book and understand how to deal with it, management is best. Don't give the resource guarder any opportunity to guard anything. If the other dog has anything of value, make sure the resource guarder is no where near. If both dogs have something they value, separate them completely. Don't set up scenarios such as the one you tried. You'll only increase the behavior and possibly make it worse.
 

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Using operant conditioning won't help resource guarding. Classical conditioning does. Most of the time when CC fails, it's the mechanics that have been messed up. CC is extremely simple if a person understands it and it's extremely easy to get it wrong if a person doesn't understand it.
 

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@cos, stick with straight up desensitization and counter conditioning. BAT and CAT are -R. They do nothing to change how a dog feels emotionally. Creating a +CER is a long term solution. When someone says "why not try it" it seems harmless enough. Unfortunately, it's not harmless to delay behavior modification that can truly change how a dog feels so as to avoid escalating resource guarding.

@Gnostic, I'm pretty sure you can find plenty of resources on classical conditioning that can explain it to you.
 
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