|Barked: Tue May 10, '11 2:26am PST |
|I think different dogs resource guard from different reasons.
Some had bad past experiences, for others the need is innate. And yet for others it is a combo.
As it has been said above, resource guarding is *normal* behavior.
With people too- if we sit together and eat at a restaurant, and I suddenly take a bit of your favorite food from your plate, depending on your personality, past history and relationship with me, you might let me take the food happily, give me an annoyed face but let me take it anyway, say "Hey!" or slap my hand.
That being said, resource guarding is very workable, even for "bad" dogs who guard nearly *everything*. And yes, I'm talking from experience here, both with my own dog and with foster dogs.
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