Mine!: A Practical Guide to Resource Guarding in Dogs



[Read] ➵ Mine!: A Practical Guide to Resource Guarding in Dogs ➼ Jean Donaldson – E17streets4all.co.uk Dogs that become demonic around the food dish, snarly on the sofa or grouchy when chewing on a bone are all too common Here s a step by step guide to help you recognize, evaluate and treat resource gu Dogs that become demonic around the food dish, Practical Guide PDF/EPUB æ snarly on the sofa or grouchy when chewing on a bone are all too common Here s a step by step guide to help you recognize, evaluate and treat resource guarding in pet dogs.Mine!: A Practical Guide to Resource Guarding in Dogs

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Mine!: A Practical Guide to Resource Guarding in Dogs
  • Paperback
  • 102 pages
  • Mine!: A Practical Guide to Resource Guarding in Dogs
  • Jean Donaldson
  • English
  • 09 June 2017
  • 0970562942

10 thoughts on “Mine!: A Practical Guide to Resource Guarding in Dogs

  1. says:

    This is a book for a dog trainer or serious and dedicated dog owner who is facing guarding resource problems getting all growly, bitey over food, people, furniture, etc This book isn t for the casual pet owner because it s far too technical and dry for a brand new pet owner but I d recommend a copy for anyone who has done some obedience work and fosters, rescues, etc because you really never know what you may face until you get the dog inside your home.The author lists step by step technique This is a book for a dog trainer or serious and dedicated dog owner who is facing guarding resource problems getting all growly, bitey over food, people, furniture, etc This book isn t for the casual pet owner because it s far too technical and dry for a brand new pet owner but I d recommend a copy for anyone who has done some obedience work and fosters, rescues, etc because you really never know what you may face until you get the dog inside your home.The author lists step by step techniques and guidance to help a dog become a safe r member of the family and society and addresses only guarding problems and body handling issues One of the desensitization programs has 40 steps and dogs can backslide there are tips for this if you go too fast, so this is no quick fix people But it s a great alternative to euthanasia or negative harsh training methods Personally, though I find the steps and the information in the book extremely helpful I didn t care for the overly technical jargon the author uses It made the book deadly dull to read from cover to cover which I did but I will keep it and I m sure I will find it incredibly helpful when faced with a dog exhibiting these issues but then I can just skip over to the chapter helpful to me at the time I really like this author s perspective She says that people expect dogs to live their lives without ever losing their temper and says that s like expecting a person to go through life never getting angry and raising their voice Well, I would ve been put down at 13 if that were the case I also appreciated the chapter on preventing these situations in the first place by socializing, touching and grooming a puppy These chapters should be mandatory reading for everyone bringing home a new puppy There is only a small window during puppyhood to do this and it s soooo important and something so many dogs don t get to experience thus the issues with nail clipping, vet handling and growly behavior I can t tell you how many dogs I groomed in my short stint as a groomer who bit, peed, screamed and were absolutely petrified to be touched in any way

  2. says:

    This is an excellent consise book describing what resource guarding RG is and the myths and fallacies around it This is a great resource for a person looking to have a deep understanding of RG and an appreciation for the many steps involved in helping the dog and the human find a safe way to live with it It takes commitment, patience, and time to learn to deal with but may very likely save your dogs life I think anyone who works with foster or rescue dogs must read this book because it s ve This is an excellent consise book describing what resource guarding RG is and the myths and fallacies around it This is a great resource for a person looking to have a deep understanding of RG and an appreciation for the many steps involved in helping the dog and the human find a safe way to live with it It takes commitment, patience, and time to learn to deal with but may very likely save your dogs life I think anyone who works with foster or rescue dogs must read this book because it s very likely to show up in those groups I ve always had dogs I raised from puppyhood according the principles of puppy training espoused by the guru IMO Ian Dunbar I never saw RG until we recently adopted a retired racing Greyhound We are all learning and this book has been a big help

  3. says:

    I was hoping for a usable guide to working with my dog on his resource guarding issues It is heartening to know there is a nonconfrontational way to deal with this very common issue But even though I ve done a lot of reading on positive reinforcement training methods and have used them with success in other areas, I had a hard time with the overly technical tone of this book Donaldson used way too much jargon, but then again this book is targeted to training professionals I would have liked I was hoping for a usable guide to working with my dog on his resource guarding issues It is heartening to know there is a nonconfrontational way to deal with this very common issue But even though I ve done a lot of reading on positive reinforcement training methods and have used them with success in other areas, I had a hard time with the overly technical tone of this book Donaldson used way too much jargon, but then again this book is targeted to training professionals I would have liked to see sample worksheets for tracking progress, and the overwhelmingly long numbered lists of microsteps could have been broken down into phases I did like her take on the high expectations on today s dogs we expect them to go through life without ever losing their temper or defending their space

  4. says:

    This book is fantastic for readers who have a strong prior knowledge of learning theory, counter conditioning and desensitization There are several very well fleshed out protocols for resource guarding behavior modification There is also a great example of how to work on body handling issues, which Donaldson suggests commonly co occurs with resource guarding behavior.There are very few other detailed resources out there The only unfortunate aspect of this book is that, while it s often recomm This book is fantastic for readers who have a strong prior knowledge of learning theory, counter conditioning and desensitization There are several very well fleshed out protocols for resource guarding behavior modification There is also a great example of how to work on body handling issues, which Donaldson suggests commonly co occurs with resource guarding behavior.There are very few other detailed resources out there The only unfortunate aspect of this book is that, while it s often recommended on forums and by trainers for owners to read, I highly doubt that the average pet owner could read and understand the concepts in this book without reading several primer books first.For professionals and training enthusiasts, this is the best book out there for addressing resource guarding behaviors

  5. says:

    So, my behaviorist recommended this book for me However, I didn t get through the entire book Like others have said, its very dry It reads like a textbook The problem for me is that my dog does not guard things or food from me Just other dogs I needed something that would teach me how to stop him from attacking our other pets if they get too close to his food Perhaps, this text book does go into that further in the book but I couldn t get there It felt like I was going over the same thin So, my behaviorist recommended this book for me However, I didn t get through the entire book Like others have said, its very dry It reads like a textbook The problem for me is that my dog does not guard things or food from me Just other dogs I needed something that would teach me how to stop him from attacking our other pets if they get too close to his food Perhaps, this text book does go into that further in the book but I couldn t get there It felt like I was going over the same thing, over and over again I was like, when do I get to the part about how to stop him from getting my other pups Finally, I gave up I m lucky he doesn t keep things from me and the fact that I ve rescued several dogs, I ve been super lucky so far in this department

  6. says:

    Every year I reread all of my behavior books, and find new things I love and don t like While The Culture Clash started out as one of my most favorite books and I keep stumbling over details that rub me the wrong way the suggestion of spray collars, etc , this books gets better It really is written for trainers and a lot of dog owners may find it much too dry or too complicated to read, but I love the way it describes canine skill acquisition and the concept of counter conditioning and desens Every year I reread all of my behavior books, and find new things I love and don t like While The Culture Clash started out as one of my most favorite books and I keep stumbling over details that rub me the wrong way the suggestion of spray collars, etc , this books gets better It really is written for trainers and a lot of dog owners may find it much too dry or too complicated to read, but I love the way it describes canine skill acquisition and the concept of counter conditioning and desensitizing to change the conditioned emotional response of heavy guarders No aversives necessary JD gives very detailed, amazing hierarchies owners and trainers can work up and down in order to truly change the lives of dogs exhibiting RG, and their families If your dog growls when you walk by while he s eating a bone, doesn t like you coming near his food bowl or the bed he s sleeping in, this is for you However, I think even owners of dogs who are ok with being handled and don t present with RG issues could benefit greatly from this Essential reading IMO

  7. says:

    I have absolutely no doubt that this book can be extremely helpful to those who have dogs with resource guarding problems For the most part, it meshes with the rest of what I know about counter conditioning animals to reduce unwanted behaviors In my opinion it s very readable and it s a short little book , but it appears some readers find it too technical it is certainly geared toward a professional or experienced amateur audience, but I do think that as long as it isn t the first book on th I have absolutely no doubt that this book can be extremely helpful to those who have dogs with resource guarding problems For the most part, it meshes with the rest of what I know about counter conditioning animals to reduce unwanted behaviors In my opinion it s very readable and it s a short little book , but it appears some readers find it too technical it is certainly geared toward a professional or experienced amateur audience, but I do think that as long as it isn t the first book on this type of dog training you ve ever read most readers will be fine.I would say that I hope I am never in a situation where I have to use the methods outlined in this book, but in many ways I am using them or at least a very similar process to try to work on getting one of my cats to accept nail trimming without panicking Otherwise, the book could use some editing, as I noticed rather a lot of typos The clipart illustrations are charming in their own strange way

  8. says:

    a great resource with scientifically backed and evidence based solutions for resource guarding Unfortunately, I bought the book in an attempt to learnabout what I should do about my dog guarding food from OTHER DOGS, which they mentioned but did not go into detail about Dog v dogs makes things a lotdifficult and you have two uncontrolled variables to deal with Unfortunate But still a great book with some really good info for anyone dealing with a doggo with resource guarding issu a great resource with scientifically backed and evidence based solutions for resource guarding Unfortunately, I bought the book in an attempt to learnabout what I should do about my dog guarding food from OTHER DOGS, which they mentioned but did not go into detail about Dog v dogs makes things a lotdifficult and you have two uncontrolled variables to deal with Unfortunate But still a great book with some really good info for anyone dealing with a doggo with resource guarding issues

  9. says:

    This book is directed at professional dog trainers, but as an interested owner I found it helpful It s quite short and I wish it haddetail regarding how often and for how long the exercises should be done everyday Multiple times a day For 10 minutes I have a dog who guards things from other dogs, which is not specifically addressed and seems a little hard to deal with as you have to use dog 2 to condition dog 1 which may be unfair to dog 2.

  10. says:

    This is one of Jean Donaldson s better books it was very helpful and had lots of good suggestions for dealing with resource guarding of various types Sadly, it is just a guide and pamphlet, and doesn t go into troubleshooting much, nor details ofunorthodox forms of guarding She mentions them briefly, at least, so that gives hopes to those that have an unusual case.

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