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Mine! A Practical Guide to Resource Guarding in Dogs Paperback – January 1, 2002
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Once I started reading it, it quickly became apparent that this book should be mandatory reading material for virtually every dog owner. Brenda s description of the canine language and the contexts in which they occur is very well documented. --Ali Brown, author of Scaredy Dog! Understanding & Rehabilitating Your Reactive Dog
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Last week, I watched her as she ate her breakfast. She took not a single bite for thirty minutes because she was too busy death-glaring at her brother, whom she could see from the corner of her crate window. Her brother was not interested in her food or her crate; he wasn't even facing in her direction. But she couldn't take her eyes off him long enough to eat. It just about broke my heart to see her in that much distress. I bought Mine! and read it in a single sitting, then reread it a day later to make sure I'd grasped the specifics (as an added note, I've worked in the pet industry for years and have trained dogs professionally, so most of this was not new material for me). I know that results mid-session after the dog has figured out the game rarely correlate to a "cold trial" at a later point, but it was so incredibly encouraging to see my girl calmly allowing my boy to approach her food bowl, sniff it and back away. As an added bonus, it seems to be really improving their relationship. Their play has always been safe and free of guarding incidents, but there was a pushy tension in it before that has almost disappeared since we started the training described in this book.
I definitely intend to continue using these methods on my own dogs until the resource-guarding clears up, and I'm glad to have a book that I can recommend to my training customers when they come to me with guarding-related questions. If you're reading these reviews, you're interested in buying the book. If you're interested in buying the book, you probably need it. It's a small price to pay for peace of mind.
I highly recommend tihs book to help an owner understand why their dog may protect something. It's a wonderful tool and eye opener