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Aggressive Guarding Behavior From Australian Shepherd

by Frank DeCroo
(Worland, WY)


My 4-year-old Australian Shepherd has tendencies to guard things at times. Anything from her water dish to toys but especially my clothes, boots, etc. To a point where she has bitten me while retrieving these items. I am at my wits end to figure out what to do and and how to react.

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Guarding Behavior Articles
by: Anton

Here are couple of articles on the site that may be of help:

Non-Food Related Resource Guarding in Dogs and How to Stop It
What is resource guarding in dogs, and how can you recognize it? Simply put, it is when a dog acts aggressively protective of something. This behavior in dogs can become dangerous if it isn't addressed.

Food Guarding in Dogs: What to Do to Keep Everyone Safe
Food guarding in dogs can lead to aggressive and dangerous behavior, so it needs to be corrected as soon as possible to avoid problems. It's important to work with your dog to overcome guarding behavior.

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