Here is another Cocker Spaniel who guards something that she values, ‘It’s Mine!’ My case stories of Cocker Spaniels that resource guard are attracting more. Many spaniels have guarding tendencies in their genes. I don’t know why. It will be passed down from generation to generation. My own Working Cocker Read more…
Their positive relationship with their puppy is worsening. To quote the man: ‘Every day is a battle where he is taking up our whole lives’. This is so sad. We get a puppy with such wonderful dreams of a loving, positive relationship. The 14-week-old Golden Retriever has only been with Read more…
Ted picks up an item, parades and resource guards it, not because he wants it. I believe he uses the item to have some kind of control. He uses it to entice the lady or the gentleman to get it off him. The young Cocker Spaniel never resource guards an Read more…
The adorable little dog, usually loving and gentle, snarls. Yesterday she bit the lady. Coco is 16 months old and the behaviour began a couple of months ago. It’s almost like she has discovered a new game. It mostly happens in the mornings when Coco is excited. She appears to Read more…
Jack Russell Chihuahua mix Rollo is scared of hands. Until a couple of years ago he was a friendly little dog who enjoyed gentle petting from most people.
Then something happened. (more…)
Ethel can be two different dogs.
She is friendly and confident around people when out of the house whether she knows them or not. She enjoys visits to a cafe and days at daycare.
At home the young Cockerpoo is a different dog. (more…)
I’ve just visited Jake, a delightful, friendly and clever young Cockerpoo. A real character.
What cheerful Jake lacks is self-control. They have given him basic training, but self-control is not about people controlling him or doing tricks. He’s simply not sufficiently motivated.
He eats well, so taking food from his daily quota will do.
The clever dog needs a lot of stimulation in order to receive the fulfilment his breed needs. Working Cocker mixed with Poodle. He generates his own attention and fun with his excited behaviour and demand barking. (more…)
Hunter guards his food and he guards his food bowl.
(Too often when someone calls me about a problem with their Cocker Spaniel, it’s to do with resource guarding).
The thirteen-month-old Working Cocker’s resource guarding problems are almost certainly genetic, possibly made worse by all the sibling puppies competing over the same bowl of food (I’m only guessing).
At nine weeks old he was growling at anyone who came too close while he ate. The lady worked at this and all was okay for a while.
Over the past few weeks Hunter’s resource guarding problems have been getting worse.
She reached down to retrieve something from him…
It must be very hurtful when your dog picks on you – the dog that you love. This is the case with Cocker Spaniel mix, Freddie and his gentleman owner.
When the man approaches his space to touch him, he bites him.
The man however won’t stop trying.
It’s a tricky situation with Bertie hard to understand. I first thought that his barking behaviour was driven by lack of confidence and some fearfulness, but as time went on I saw it wasn’t this at all. The Spaniel mix was fine when I arrived, but when he had checked Read more…