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What is Resource Guarding?

2 monthes ago   |   By Victoria Stilwell Positively

What is Resource Guarding
Resource guarding is behavior a dog may display in order to control access to a valued item or space. A valued resource includes anything of value to that particular dog. Just as people value different items, so do dogs. A dog may feel the need to guard food, a bone, toys, space, another dog, or even a human. When a dog is actively guarding a resource, he might display defensive behavior to keep another dog, person, or animal away from the item or space.
Resource guarding is a normal, natural survival behavior that all animals, experience in varying degrees. The...
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