January 12, Is She a Crazy Bitch?
Treatment and Prevention Resource Guarding: She was responsive and polite, and the other dogs seemed to like her as much as I did. It was especially rainy when she visited, so I appreciated that she never objected to endless paw wiping and toweling off, not to mention body checks for ticks and dental inspections.
Probably not the best snack for a dog to eat. At least, not until I saw her body go stiff and her eyes go hard as the quietest of growls floated into the misty, spring air. RG can range from a quiet head turn to a deafening growl, forward charge or an actual bite.
If you are primarily interested in how to treat or prevent RG, skip to the bottom of the post. Given that neophobia is a very different motivation than a desire to possess something, much of what is called territorial aggression may have little to do with possessiveness. Stay tuned, I look forward to seeing their results when they come out.
It is perfectly reasonable for one dog to signal another that his chew bone is HIS chew bone, thank you very much. Appropriate signals are head turns, stares and, depending on a host of other factors, a quiet growl. Appropriate responses are immediate withdrawals or strategic and often brilliant attempts by an item-less dog to worm her way into the others good graces.
Not to mention the famous distraction technique of Einsteinian dogs: Dog with bone drops it on the way to join in the barking, while Einstein Dog circles back and gets the bone.
Every owner has to decide what is acceptable in their own household; my criteria are quiet warnings like head turns or stares are acceptable, anything else is discouraged. Between a dog and a person: First, I am very careful not to abuse that right.
I work hard to train my dogs to drop things on cue so that I am not taking something out of their mouth by force. Second, there are exceptions: Tootsie grabbed a dropped metal twist tie and ran off to swallow it a few days after she came to the farm.
On the other hand, before Tulip my sheep-guarding Great Pyrenees died, she would occasionally find the body of a small mammal or bird in the woods or pasture. I made an executive decision that if she was in charge of protecting my flock from coyotes and stray dogs, she could be in charge of any treasures she could find in the woods or pastures.
Not so in the house however. The two of us seemed to come to that agreement easily and with clarity. But I had to teach her to be polite if she had a treasure and was approached by another dog: Stay tuned for the blog on how I did it some time later in spring or early summer.
Does growing up in a large litter and having to fight for food make a difference? Could there be a genetic predisposition to resource guarding?
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Wright reminded me of some of literature that might relate in some way. Remember the early behavioral genetics studies done at the Jackson Laboratory by Scott and Fuller? Steve and John directed me to some of the early papers that might relate.
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