Resource Guarding – Part 2

Dez KlippensteinBehavior, TrainingLeave a Comment

Hi everyone! I will write about some alternate forms of resource guarding today, focusing on food. Resource guarding is a normal behavior for a dog, especially if they grew up in a situation where they had to fight for their possessions. This behavior can range from relatively tame behavior, like running away with a coveted item or growling at an approaching … Read More

Resource Guarding – Ginny

Dez KlippensteinBehavior, Training1 Comment

Today, my good friend asked me for some advice on resource guarding. There are many different types of resource guarding so I thought I would make this into a two part series. Meet Ginny, an adorable 6 year old Lhasa Apso, Poodle mix. who her mom describes as “sensitive, competitive, vocal and very bossy, but sweet and snuggly when she’s … Read More

MUR Adoptables – Fia “Leave It”

Dez KlippensteinRescue, TrainingLeave a Comment

Hello again! Last week I talked about Manitoba Underdogs’ Adoptable, Fia. In addition to her separation anxiety, Fia was also having issues of counter surfing and garbage can diving. These are common behaviors found in any dog. The first step in fixing this behavior was for Fia’s foster mom to take away all of the temptations. Move the garbage outside, … Read More

Clicker Training!

Dez KlippensteinTraining4 Comments

Hey there! So, I’ve just started experimenting with the clicker. I am doing some behavior shaping with Kali and Nanu and thought I would try it out. So far they seem to be really responding to it! Clicker training is a method used to mark a desired behavior, an alternative to a verbal marker like “YES.” Many trainers use the … Read More