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Possessive dog

Discussion in 'Training & Behavior' started by Kinley804, Sep 22, 2013.

  1. Kinley804

    Kinley804 Puppy

    Im looking on suggestions on how to train my dog to deal with people coming near me. I have a 2 year old Pit mix. She was never with her mother as she was dumped at 5 weeks. So it has been her and I since she was 5 weeks old. She has known my boyfriend since the day I got her and she loves him to death. However she does not like him to touch me. If he tries to give me a hug she barks uncontrollably and will sometimes pull at his pants. I went away for a week recently (the first time shes been away from me and not at doggy daycare) and she stayed with him. They bonded a ton but now shes even more sensitive to him coming close to me. Today he walked in the room walked towards me and she flipped out. Any ideas how how to stop this??? I try to get her to lay down and relax which used to work but now even laying down she still barks her head off. All suggestions are welcome! thanks!
     
  2. jello

    jello Banned

    Sounds like a form of resource guarding. I'm sure that someone will come (far more experienced then myself) to give you more detailed advice.
     
  3. lizzie13

    lizzie13 Good Dog

    When she barks does he stop approaching you? If so, well then she may have learned all she needs to do is bark and he stops
     
  4. LeTigra

    LeTigra Good Dog

    When she does that, take the priviledge away. She gets to go in her crate when he visits. She needs to earn a place in the house. To put it in simple terms, it's not her house and not her place. Have you looked into NILIF?

    And nooooooooo I do not believe in pack orders. I mean she's a dog. Remind her once in a while.
     
  5. Blau

    Blau Big Dog

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