Resource Guarding in Dogs

Cavapoo laying on floor, playful with mouth open

Resource Guarding in Dogs Posted on 12th February 2024 Have you ever got defensive when your friend wanted to share your food?  Did you ever shielded your test answers from someone who wanted to sneak a look?  Have you ever stopped eating or eaten faster when your partner asks, “what you eatin’?” You may even…

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How to Deal with Dogs Resource Guarding Food

White and brown Jack Russell terrier dog growling and snarling with whale eye and ears pinned back at camera

How to Deal with Dogs Resource Guarding Food Posted on 1st February 2024 Resource guarding is generally defined as: using a level of aggression to keep another human or dog away from something in your possession which you deem valuable and don’t want to lose. Guarding can occur with food, toys, chews, space, the dog’s…

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5 reasons why your new puppy may have loose poos

5 reasons why your new puppy has loose poo Posted on 4th January 2024   I see lots of advice being given on social media about puppies having loose poo. Generally it goes along the lines of changing the food, trying no chicken and no grain. Whilst this may have “worked” for one dog, taking…

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Why does my dog bark so much?

Barking Chihuahua on a grass verge next to water

Why does my dog bark so much? Posted on 16th November 2023   Barking dogs! They can be a proper nuisance, can’t they? If your dog is barking out and about, it can be really embarrassing. My dog barked loudly in the middle of a Christmas carol concert once! Persistent barking in the home drives…

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What about punishment in dog training?

A Japanese Spitz sat on the sofa being told "no" by a human, a humans finger is signalling to the dog.

What about punishment in dog training? Posted on 28th September 2023   I’m going to admit it… there are times in my life when I get stressed and frustrated. Sometimes, these feelings make me withdraw and need time on my own and other times, you may find me a little snappy and sharp. This can…

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Success Stories : In house fighting

2 Golden Retrievers sitting together in a field in the sunshine

Success Stories : Fighting in the house Posted on 15th August 2023   Meet the boys! Monty and Max are 2 Golden Retrievers, both from a rescue abroad. Monty arrived last November and Max in June. The boys went for a walk and all seemed fine but on returning to the house, Monty attacked Max…

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Can we prevent aggression in dogs?

White and brown Jack Russell terrier dog growling and snarling with whale eye and ears pinned back at camera

Preventing Aggression in Dogs : is it possible? Posted on 21st June 2023   Aggression from dogs towards humans is on the increase. Since the pandemic, its the most common problem I see with my behaviour cases (used to be reactive dogs). Recent events in South Wales have shown an increase of dog attacks on…

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