SESSION 31: Preventing resource guarding in puppy raising and what to do about a dog’s mid-life crisis?

//SESSION 31: Preventing resource guarding in puppy raising and what to do about a dog’s mid-life crisis?

SESSION 31: Preventing resource guarding in puppy raising and what to do about a dog’s mid-life crisis?

In episode 31, I answer a question from a listener about how to prevent your puppy from guarding their resources inappropriately.  And, I answer a question about a middle aged dog forgetting their training.

In this session:

What should we do to teach puppies to share their stuff better?

Do dogs have a mid-life crisis …and, if they do, what should we do about it?

Details In this Session

Sheryl’s middle aged dog question:

  • Visit the Vet: ask about a basic health checkup and diet for your dog
  • Upgrade the exercise
  • Rekindle a training plan over the next one to three weeks
  • Add some mental stimulation like nose games or food dispensing toys:

Here are some articles about those:

Nose work: https://www.thedogsway.com/workout-your-dogs-nose-your-dog-will-be-happier-and-so-will-you

Food Dispensing Toys: https://www.thedogsway.com/want-a-happier-dog-make-them-work-for-their-supper

Tom’s Puppy plan to prevent resource guarding:

  • Plan to interrupt your puppy’s meals by giving them a high value treat
  • Interrupt chew toy sessions with high value treats

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I’ve been training people and dogs in Seattle for the last decade and a half. My main focus when working with clients every week in one-on-one, private lessons is to help people learn to get their dogs to a functional level so that they can actually enjoy spending time every day with their dog instead of stressing about their dog’s behavior issues.

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