How to Stop Resource Guarding

Better behaviors begin with the right training.


Training Through Resource Guarding & Possession

Our training approach is simple.
We call it "Control Through Kindness."

Resource guarding and possessive behaviors can be discouraging and challenging, but we're here to help. Our "Whole Dog" training approach teaches you and your dog how to feel secure and safe on a fundamental level, addressing guarding behaviors at the source.

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Understanding Possessiveness and Resource Guarding

Possessiveness and resource guarding are common issues among dogs, often rooted in fear, insecurity, or past experiences.

Understanding resource guarding and possessive behaviors is essential for effectively addressing them. We strive to get to know you and your dog so we can identify triggers that are specific to your dog.

Signs Of Possessive Behavior

  • Growling or Snapping: Dogs may growl or snap to protect their possessions.
  • Stiff Body Language: A dog displaying possessive behavior often shows tense or stiff body language.
  • Protecting Spaces: Dogs may guard their beds, crates, or favorite spots.
  • Possessiveness over Food or Toys: Dogs may growl or become aggressive when approached while eating or playing with toys.

Our Approach to Training

We believe success lies in developing a stronger bond and deeper understanding of your dog.

At Green Leaf Pet Resort, we take a personalized and positive reinforcement-based approach to possessive behavior and resource guarding training. Our experienced trainers work closely with you and your dog to create a customized plan that addresses the specific triggers and behaviors associated with possessiveness.

What You Can Expect From Us

  • Professional Assessment: Our trainers will assess the severity of your dog's possessiveness and resource guarding and identify its triggers.
  • Customized Training: A tailored training plan will be developed to address your dog's unique needs and triggers.
  • Positive Reinforcement: We use positive reinforcement techniques to encourage sharing and good behavior.
  • Gradual Exposure: We'll gradually expose your dog to situations that trigger possessiveness in a controlled and safe environment.

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