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Resource Guarding - Food, People, Objects, Space

Helping dogs that guard items and food

When dogs decide they need to protect their belongings or space from people or other dogs it can soon escalate into something quite scary for us to deal with. Usually referred to as resource guarding.

Have you got to the point where you are worried your dog may hurt you or someone else, but this behaviour only happens around certain triggers?

Do you feel like you have tried everything and still can't understand why your much loved family member is being like this with you and is resource guarding objects space or people?

If this feels familiar read on for more information.....

Learn how to help your dog feel safe around resources

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Meet Spud, one of 6 dog's I had with resource guarding

Spud is a cavalier ing charles who was born and bred in a puppy farm. He grew up with little comfort, food or resources and felt everything was a threat to his survival.

Depsite all the love and understanding we gave Spud he was fiercely aggressive to me and all the other dogs in the home. Spud really taught me what it's like to be a little dog that really didn't trust anyone with his things!  

Even as a behaviourist the amount of times I forgot I was dealing with a snapping turtle was ridiculous, so despite all the science I had to find a way to help him and me that was practical and worked.

Once I had a plan in mind i implemented it and stuck to it, but knew I had to be consistent and reliable for Spud to trust me with his treasured belongings.

In a very short space of time Spud learnt that when he felt worried about a resource he should come to me and I am safe. Even to this day 3 years on he still comes to me rather than guarding something.

Helping dogs that are aggressive around food and items

Resource Guarding & Related Packages

How does behaviour training work

How Does It Work?

  • The programme will guide you through a personalised and tailored plan to help you manage the situation initially followed by a plan to change the behaviour

  • The entire process is conducted via Zoom because we won't be able to train if I am there too, because dogs that resource guard struggle with pressure and are often anxious

  • Each week I give you easy to follow step by step plans

  • I support you in between via Whats App and keep you on track with your dog with help and check ins

How To Get Started...

Simply select the package below to suit your needs and budget and we will do the rest.

All behaviour appointments take place subject to availability and by mutual agreement Mon-Fri between 10am-4pm

(Other times may be available by request - please check before booking)

  • Pre Consult Call x1

    15 mins with a behaviourist to discuss your dog & next steps
    Valid for one week
    • 1 x 15min Telephone Call
  • Resource Guarding 4 wk

    Extra Plan with a behaviourist
    Valid for 4 weeks
    • 1 x 1hr zoom assessment
    • 3 x 30 minute behavioural consultations
    • Daily feedback via Whats App from behaviourist
    • Video analysis via Whats App from behaviourist
    • Weekly behavioural plan
    • Direct contact with your vet where appropriate
    • Recordings of all consultations
  • Resource Guarding 8 wk

    Every month
    Two payments 4 weeks apart
    Valid for 2 months
    • 1 x 1 hr zoom assessment
    • 7 x 30 minute zoom behavioural consultation
    • Daily feedback via Whats App from behaviourist
    • Video Analysis via Whats App from behaviourist
    • Direct contact with your vet where appropriate
    • Recordings of all consultations
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