Puppies and dogs that have been adopted from a shelter or rescue foundation, do better if they start in a central location of your home. For puppies, you will be starting them off on the right track to conforming to house rules and to training them appropriately. For older adopted dogs, you may be heading off behavioral issues that haven’t even shown their true colors yet.
Guarding Resources is a label given to the natural behavior of an animal, humans included, to protect things we need to survive. However, for canines this can spill over to toys, beds, treats, items dropped or found on the floor NOT BELONGING TO THE DOG, food bowls, blankets, etc. This can also include a human. Natural behavior? Yes. Acceptable behavior? No.
Children are often bitten by dogs during an event whereby the child reaches under a table to grab at their family dog.
Of course, you can’t use a crate excessively, so how do you keep a dog closed into an area to prevent him from seeking concealment? TO CONTINUE READING...