"My trainer also encouraged me to take Skadi on outings .... to Tractor Supply, Soldans, or stand in front of your favorite grocery store where there are lots of people coming in and out. The lesson here is to have them become desensitized to…"
"Good ideas; I remember back to when we had golden retriever puppies (many years ago; got our first in 1999, then bred her in 2004; had mom until 2014 & son until 2017) & being told that working with them from the get-go (as soon as we…"
"Our guy has NEVER guarded his fold. His MO is typically chews/bones (at random times too) and items he shags that he knows he isn’t supposed to have. Sometimes with bones he completely happy giving them up to me and others he gives me a deep…"
"Your Bodhi sounds like my Vern. We had contractors in the home last Spring for over 60 days and Vern barked every single time they walked in the door. He just couldn't understand why they were in the house. They didn't belong there and…"
"You are very welcome. Let me add that it's not good to have an over excited dog. We think that they are exhibiting happiness, when they are actually stressed. Good luck and here's an article that might…"
" Roo Always had trouble greeting anyone coming into the house. I tried many things with little success. He was just o excited to greet anyone. Finally I tried putting him in his crate he was already crate trained and…"
"When you have food in her bowl, approach her carefully and drop a piece of cheese, sausage, chicken, beef, something more delicious than what she has in her bowl. Keep doing that several times a feeding. Get closer with your hand…"
"I'm sure most of us dog owners have had issues with our furkids. I had resource guarding problems with my youngest doodle. You can train them at any age. Training takes time, patience and consistency. I hired a trainer…"
"Bodhi is ten months old. My husband and I live alone with Bodhi and two little dogs. Its for the most part quiet except for family coming over once a month. He has always been protective of my hubby and really leery of men and new situations.…"
"Can you give us more information? Who is the dog growling and snapping at - you, a child, another dog in the house? What are the circumstances when this happens - around food or toys, if the dog is woken / startled etc? How old is…"
"Growling and snapping may be due to resource guarding. There's good information online or your could have a trainer guide you. Many dogs want to guard their belongings...training them to trade up for something better is the…"