Resource Guarding

Resource Guarding2018-06-29T10:03:42+00:00

IS YOUR DOG RESOURCE GUARDING?

Resource Guarding is the act of aggressively protecting objects including: toys, food, different areas, Sofas and even you! Anything your dog perceives as valuable to him can be protected by snarling, growling and even snapping at you. Your dog may even show signs of object guarding when simply approaching his/her sleeping space or patting your dog.

A common instance where this occurs is when approaching your dog when he/she has:

  • Bones
  • Items (give or stolen)
  • Socks
  • Shoes
  • Underwear
  • Tissues
  • Human Food

SIGNS OF RESOURCE GUARDING

One of the first signs that you should be aware of is when the ears start pointing backwards or perhaps they go very still or rigid; typical body language for resource guarding.

Other signs include: crouching over the object, displaying what’s known as ‘whale eye’ where their head is turned away but their eyes are still looking towards you (google images of whales and you will see why), lips are slightly pulled back (almost like your dog is grinning) and the eyes might look dilated.

In two sessions you will be a lot more confident around your dog as the resource guarding becomes a lot more manageable.

I BELIEVE THAT 98% OF ALL DOGS CAN BE TRAINED TO HAVE BASIC MANNERS, RESPECT AND UNWANTED BEHAVIOURS REMOVED REGARDLESS OF BREED, SIZE, SHAPE, OR AGE!

REVIEWS

When my partner, Keith and I decided we were going to get a Rottweiler puppy we were both rather anxious. Unlike me, Keith had never owned a dog before and was concerned about making sure the puppy was trained correctly. My concerns were because we had just finished a two-year renovation of our home, and I didn’t relish the thought of a puppy wrecking it! As it turns out neither of us had anything to worry about. Peter has been absolutely amazing and I am so happy that we contacted him. After a brief conversation with him, we decided to go for the ‘puppy training package’. In two-hour session prior to the puppy’s arrival Peter talked through everything we needed to know about getting the puppy home and our first few days together so that Keith and I felt confident and well prepared for the task ahead. Bobbie’s arrival (including the six hour journey home after picking her up) was completely stress free and by following the advice we had been given we were both amazed at the speed at which she became comfortable with her new family and home. Over the following weeks Peter has worked with us and given us the knowledge and ability so that Bobbie is growing up to be a well behaved, confident and loving puppy. If we ever needed advice we knew we could always call him and the support he gives has made this experience amazing. I would recommend to anyone who is getting a puppy (even if you have owned dogs before) that if they want to give their new arrival the best start they possibly can, then they should arrange to see Peter. Keith, Bobbie and I cannot thank him enough and we will forever be grateful.read more
Jeremy Felton
Jeremy Felton
00:12 03 Aug 18
I have a large collie that was reacting all the time against other dogs and I have no idea why. I have spent hours on the internet but was just getting more confused. I got a dog trainer in but all he did was yank my dog quite sharply on its lead. I thought it was heavy handed but seem to work. I walked with the trainer and the dog was well behaved. However as soon as I started working with my dog all it did was react against other dogs. I contacted the trainer and the response was he has done his job and that was the end of that. After a month I contacted Peter Hargreaves and it was explained to me that the problem was my fault as I was nervous around my dog. Peter supplied proper equipment and with 2 hours my dog was walking and not reacting against other dogs. Soon after I let my dog off its lead in the local park and it came back. I am delighted my dog is now well behaved, I have the tools to walk my dog with confidence and the whole relationship is much better. I would recommend Peter Hargreaves to anyoneread more
Rob Linton
Rob Linton
16:36 30 Jun 18
The difference in our dog is amazing. She's relaxed and happy - and so are we. Peter really helped us understand how to help Catty comfortably become a member of our pack. It's only been a week since she's been home from her board-and-train, but we've already seen so many positive changes in Catty towards us and our cats that it's almost like magic! Thank you, Peter!read more
Kathleen Katty
Kathleen Katty
20:53 06 Jun 18
I know we have not been to see you in a while and have been busy with lot of things so far this year. I wanted to let you know that Rosie is doing great. She is a completely different dog. That little beagle that tried to bite you on the first day is so much calmer now The dog that had no confidence has become the social butterfly of the neighborhood. She enjoys playing and meeting new dogs and has adjusted well with our 2 Maltese. The kids absolutely love her to no end and she has become a wonderful addition to our family. This is the same dog we had apprehension of after we got her in dealing with her issues. The time investment and commitment has been well worth it all. Sure, she is not perfect and we need to work on a few things but she has come full circle. Peter, I really wanted to thank you for the service that you provide to help people and dogs to find harmony together. You are great at what you do. We spread the word of you to every dog owner we meet. We wish you continued success.I look forward to seeing you around town walking with my now calm dogread more
Steve McDonald
Steve McDonald
19:59 01 Jun 18
I would like to say a big thank you to Peter. Benji is a rescue puppy from Bulgaria. My sister in law took him on as a family dog but unfortunately he turned out to be a very nervous dog and completely shut down. She asked me to take him as I had experience with dogs. Benji would not move from the settee, wouldn't go out in the garden, i use to have to carry him. Wouldn't eat until during the night when no one was around. He was frightened of anything and everything. Wouldn't let anyone stroke him or even play with other dogs. I contacted Peter. He came to see us both. Within the first three hours he was here he turned Benji around. Had him walking in the garden, walking down the road on his lead. What a difference. He slowly started to play with other dogs when we went out and actually walking, not me carrying him! He then came back a few weeks later as Benji still wouldn't let people near him and again within a couple of hour's Rick was stroking him and walking him down the road. Benji has so much more confidence now. Still some way to go though. Peter is amazing. Such a caring person. There at the end of the phone. He's not only helped Benji but helped me also how to understand Benji's mind and what he is going through. I would recommend him to anyone who needs help with their little one. Thank you so much.read more
Jane Killowen
Jane Killowen
18:12 31 Mar 18
Google Rating
4.7

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Does Your Dog Resource Guard?

Resource Guarding is the act of aggressively protecting objects including: toys, food, different areas, Sofas and even you! Anything your dog’s perceives as valuable to him can be protected by snarling, growling and even snapping at you. Your dog may even show signs of object guarding when simply approaching his/her sleeping space or patting your dog.

A common instance where this occurs is when approaching your dog when he/she has:

  • Bones
  • Items (give or stolen)
  • Socks
  • Shoes
  • Underwear
  • Tissues
  • Human Food

One of the first signs that you should be aware of is when the ears start pointing backwards or perhaps they go very still or rigid; typical body language for resource guarding.

Other signs include: crouching over the object, displaying what’s known as ‘whale eye’ where their head is turned away but their eyes are still looking towards you (google images of whales and you will see why), lips are slightly pulled back (almost like your dog is grinning) and the eyes might look dilated.

In two sessions you will be a lot more confident around your dog as the resource guarding becomes a lot more manageable.

I BELIEVE THAT 98% OF ALL DOGS CAN BE TRAINED TO HAVE BASIC MANNERS, RESPECT AND UNWANTED BEHAVIOURS REMOVED REGARDLESS OF BREED, SIZE, SHAPE, OR AGE!

REVIEWS

When my partner, Keith and I decided we were going to get a Rottweiler puppy we were both rather anxious. Unlike me, Keith had never owned a dog before and was concerned about making sure the puppy was trained correctly. My concerns were because we had just finished a two-year renovation of our home, and I didn’t relish the thought of a puppy wrecking it! As it turns out neither of us had anything to worry about. Peter has been absolutely amazing and I am so happy that we contacted him. After a brief conversation with him, we decided to go for the ‘puppy training package’. In two-hour session prior to the puppy’s arrival Peter talked through everything we needed to know about getting the puppy home and our first few days together so that Keith and I felt confident and well prepared for the task ahead. Bobbie’s arrival (including the six hour journey home after picking her up) was completely stress free and by following the advice we had been given we were both amazed at the speed at which she became comfortable with her new family and home. Over the following weeks Peter has worked with us and given us the knowledge and ability so that Bobbie is growing up to be a well behaved, confident and loving puppy. If we ever needed advice we knew we could always call him and the support he gives has made this experience amazing. I would recommend to anyone who is getting a puppy (even if you have owned dogs before) that if they want to give their new arrival the best start they possibly can, then they should arrange to see Peter. Keith, Bobbie and I cannot thank him enough and we will forever be grateful.read more
Jeremy Felton
Jeremy Felton
00:12 03 Aug 18
I have a large collie that was reacting all the time against other dogs and I have no idea why. I have spent hours on the internet but was just getting more confused. I got a dog trainer in but all he did was yank my dog quite sharply on its lead. I thought it was heavy handed but seem to work. I walked with the trainer and the dog was well behaved. However as soon as I started working with my dog all it did was react against other dogs. I contacted the trainer and the response was he has done his job and that was the end of that. After a month I contacted Peter Hargreaves and it was explained to me that the problem was my fault as I was nervous around my dog. Peter supplied proper equipment and with 2 hours my dog was walking and not reacting against other dogs. Soon after I let my dog off its lead in the local park and it came back. I am delighted my dog is now well behaved, I have the tools to walk my dog with confidence and the whole relationship is much better. I would recommend Peter Hargreaves to anyoneread more
Rob Linton
Rob Linton
16:36 30 Jun 18
The difference in our dog is amazing. She's relaxed and happy - and so are we. Peter really helped us understand how to help Catty comfortably become a member of our pack. It's only been a week since she's been home from her board-and-train, but we've already seen so many positive changes in Catty towards us and our cats that it's almost like magic! Thank you, Peter!read more
Kathleen Katty
Kathleen Katty
20:53 06 Jun 18
I know we have not been to see you in a while and have been busy with lot of things so far this year. I wanted to let you know that Rosie is doing great. She is a completely different dog. That little beagle that tried to bite you on the first day is so much calmer now The dog that had no confidence has become the social butterfly of the neighborhood. She enjoys playing and meeting new dogs and has adjusted well with our 2 Maltese. The kids absolutely love her to no end and she has become a wonderful addition to our family. This is the same dog we had apprehension of after we got her in dealing with her issues. The time investment and commitment has been well worth it all. Sure, she is not perfect and we need to work on a few things but she has come full circle. Peter, I really wanted to thank you for the service that you provide to help people and dogs to find harmony together. You are great at what you do. We spread the word of you to every dog owner we meet. We wish you continued success.I look forward to seeing you around town walking with my now calm dogread more
Steve McDonald
Steve McDonald
19:59 01 Jun 18
I would like to say a big thank you to Peter. Benji is a rescue puppy from Bulgaria. My sister in law took him on as a family dog but unfortunately he turned out to be a very nervous dog and completely shut down. She asked me to take him as I had experience with dogs. Benji would not move from the settee, wouldn't go out in the garden, i use to have to carry him. Wouldn't eat until during the night when no one was around. He was frightened of anything and everything. Wouldn't let anyone stroke him or even play with other dogs. I contacted Peter. He came to see us both. Within the first three hours he was here he turned Benji around. Had him walking in the garden, walking down the road on his lead. What a difference. He slowly started to play with other dogs when we went out and actually walking, not me carrying him! He then came back a few weeks later as Benji still wouldn't let people near him and again within a couple of hour's Rick was stroking him and walking him down the road. Benji has so much more confidence now. Still some way to go though. Peter is amazing. Such a caring person. There at the end of the phone. He's not only helped Benji but helped me also how to understand Benji's mind and what he is going through. I would recommend him to anyone who needs help with their little one. Thank you so much.read more
Jane Killowen
Jane Killowen
18:12 31 Mar 18
Google Rating
4.7
 
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