Dog gets protective over random items then gets nasty when we try & move item.

Item could be anything, could be anything in the room, she'll sit next to it & guard it, any interfearance she'll show her teeth & will jump to bite. Yorkshire Terrier. She can be lovely, then all of a sudden she'll get protective.

Asked by Member 1147146 on Dec 29th 2012 in Behavior & Training
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It is called resource guarding. I recommend the book called "MINE" by Jean Donaldson.

Obi answered on 12/29/12. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 1 Report this answer