Join Date: Apr 2009
Dogs Name: Richter; Sypha; RIP Shanoa & Simon
Titles: Richter: CAA L1V NW1 L1I L1E L1C NW2 L2V ACT1 RATI WAC; Sypha: NW1 NW2 L1C L1V L1E RATI SOG WAC
Dogs Age: d.o.b. 7/13/2012; d.o.b. 12/6/2015
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As far as resource guarding goes...
There are some toys my dogs can have out all the time without getting "guardy." I have a box of Benebones and Chuck-it balls (a big box!) and they can both choose things out of that box (or, let's be real...they generally take everything out of the box and they are all over the living room all day!). They don't fight over those. Maybe it's because they are "low value" or because there are so many of them.
However, there are definitely things that are "high value" in my house, and they can only have those things when they are separated in their crates. Raw bones, bully sticks, stuffed Kongs...I know what kinds of things are going to provoke guarding, and I simply head it off by having the dogs separated. Or, if I happen to buy a toy that makes someone feel guardy, that's a nope, and it goes away.
I'd rather not deal with it, so I just use management. There's also a great book on resource guarding, Jean Donaldson's "Mine! A Practical Guide for Resource Guarding in Dogs." It's a step by step guide for addressing resource guarding, both between dogs, and from people. It works well.
Richter & Sypha
Glengate's Mountain Fortress CAA ORT L1E L1C NW2 L2V L2I ACT1 RATI SOG WAC
& Sirai's Golden Masquerade ORT L1V L1E L2C L2I NW2 RATI SOG TKN WAC
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