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Resource guarding against kitten

Discussion in 'Training & Behavior' started by gsmom, Apr 16, 2017.

  1. gsmom

    gsmom Puppy

    duke is 1, I got him a week ago. He has issues resource guarding against the kitten, he is fed in our room and bones are given in the room as well with the door closed, he doesn't show signs to any of us. The problem now is he resource guards the whole room against the cat, today he jumped on the kitten , usually he just growls, I was not home my fiancé was. He didn't do damage to the kitten, which if he wanted to he could have. But I need to start working on the resource guarding especially against the room. Any tips? I'm thinking because I have basically made that his sanctuary that's why he does it. He doesn't have a crate when we are gone he is locked in the room, or when eating or when I can't supervise him and the kitten Together. He does fine with the kitten when out in living room, even plays with him or tires to.
  2. Nat Ursula

    Nat Ursula Good Dog

    Keep him away from the kitten. Don't let him play with the kitten.
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  3. gsmom

    gsmom Puppy

    SO keep him away from kitten at all times, even though he is fine with the kitten when he doesn't have something he values, i.e. Like food ball etc or in our room?
  4. gsmom

    gsmom Puppy

    He has a problem with resource guarding he isn't aggressive with the kitten, to keep him away from kitten would mean he basically would live in the bedroom, why go that drastic when I think a little training with the roo. Would do him great. I just not sure how to approach it, I'm thinking teaching him watch me and slowly work on letting the kitten in the room, it would take time. But I think it's worth it, the food and toys and treats I can handle, the room is a bigger thing
  5. Leslie H

    Leslie H Good Dog

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  6. Nat Ursula

    Nat Ursula Good Dog

    Good idea, Leslie.
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  7. catchrcall

    catchrcall Good Dog Staff Member Super Moderator

    Keep pushing him and you're likely to end up with a dead or crippled cat. Kitten are fragile.
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