The Protective Canine
Does your dog protect you? Or protect food, and toys or show aggressive behaviours when approached when they are resting?
This can be a normal response for dogs, however, it can quickly progress and become unmanageable and scary.
Addressing the emotion behind the behaviour will help reduce the need for doing it.
A common misconception is that it is the fear of the item being removed that creates the behaviour.
Often this is not the case.
A general pessimistic nature, the inability to disengage, and a lack of calm can all contribute to the behaviour.
A behavioural assessment will identify the function of the behaviour.
I will then create a plan to help you manage the behaviours and avoid the risk of being bitten.
The Program Will
- Reduce the need for the behaviour
- Increase optimism
- Promote calmness and manage arousal levels.
- Work on the items being guarded
The four-week program consists of
An Online Assessment – 1 hour
3 in-person, at-home sessions – 1 hour each