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post #1 of 60 (permalink) Old 12-16-2008, 01:23 PM Thread Starter
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Resource guarding Non-GSD

I adopted a Jack Russell Terrier 2 months ago. I have had one before. She was from a puppy though. This guy is approx. 2 yrs. old.

He gets things he is not suppose to have, tissue, paper towels, my human kids toys, etc. I am doing my best to keep these things from him.

When you try to take them away he goes all "cujo". I just ignore it. But it is getting worse instead of better. I keep thinking....is this dog really going to bite me? He went for my face today. I worry about my kids. He does this to my 3 dogs too.

He is also like this when he sleeps. If you touch him.

He has a HUGE prey drive. He is neutered.

How do I make this better? Will this get better?

Thank you for your help.

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post #2 of 60 (permalink) Old 12-16-2008, 01:42 PM
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Re: Resource guarding Non-GSD

I would practice trading him higher value items for the lower value items he has - in other words, when he gives up what he has, he gets a reward. This will take a lot of work though.

Some dogs have a startle erflex when you wake them - it could be that is the situation with him.

Have you taken him to a training class?

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Re: Resource guarding Non-GSD

No I have not.

This is for sure what I need to do with all four of my dogs.

I have been lucky that there has not been any other major problems other than this.

I needed to have the first dog well trained BEFORE I brought in more dogs.

I have read many things about training. BUT I know I need to get him and Shadow to a training class.

There maybe some offered soon through Shadow's rescue.

Would a treat be something to trade??

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Would a treat be something to trade??
If he likes treats then YES. ANYTHING that he likes better than what he has will work. Though be warned, he might figure out that stealing "stuff" he isn't supposed to have will get him a treat.

Siren isn't agressive when she gets ahold of something she shouldn't, she thinks it is a big game and wants me to chase her. I have taught her what "trade" means. If she gets something I don't want her to have, I just say "TRADE" and she spits out what ever she has and comes running for a treat. Then I am able to get whatever she had in the first place.

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Re: Resource guarding Non-GSD

You know, now that you explain it like that.

I remember getting the trade advice about Shadow. Not sure if it was you Tracy.

Shadow was eating lava rocks outside.

I should have thought of that with Bruno. He puts down his jaws on a piece of paper and you cannot pry it open.

My DH was doing this today, (wrestling to get something out of his mouth), I said wait let me try something...Bruno saw me open the treat cabnet and dropped it,

You are right though JRT's are smart, I will watch him picking up the concept. Next thing you know he will be bringing me paper.....

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Originally Posted By: ddI would practice trading him higher value items for the lower value items he has - in other words, when he gives up what he has, he gets a reward. This will take a lot of work though.

Some dogs have a startle erflex when you wake them - it could be that is the situation with him.

Have you taken him to a training class?
I will have to look up this erflex, never heard of it.

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Re: Resource guarding Non-GSD

What a ninny I am , that is a type O, isnt it???

You just meant reflex. I actually goggled erflex??

I need to get off the computer for a while!

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Originally Posted By: Daisy1986What a ninny I am , that is a type O, isnt it???

You just meant reflex. I actually goggled erflex??

I need to get off the computer for a while!


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Re: Resource guarding Non-GSD

I just PM'd you Steph, do not know if you are still on here.


Shadow bit into Bruno. They were fighting. At night Bruno is done, Shadow always wants to play. He does it to my other two dogs too. He bites a little to hard. Bruno got mad, he laid into Shadow. Then they went at it.

Shadow has NEVER done anything like this. He only started growling when Bruno got here.

I will keep a close eye on the wound, I may have to take him to the vet in the morning. I was worried in went into his lung, it is right between his rib bones. Looks like just skin in torn, a small hole, it is still kinda ozzing blood.

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Re: guarding Non-GSD/dog fight

Now what do I do?

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