How to Prevent Your Dog from Food Guarding

Preventing and correcting a dog’s potentially possessive behavior towards food or toys is very important for the safety of your dog, your family and others. It is a key part of training your dog.

In this video, Joey from New York Bully Crew shows his technique for preventing dogs from food guarding.

He uses positive reinforcement and treats to teach puppy Lola to not be aggressive around her food bowl and to let go of her favorite toys. He says be sure to use a high value treat and say “give”. This technique works for toy guarding too, he says.

He encourages touching and playing with your dog so that it becomes a positive experience and the dog learns to share. Watch the video below for his step-by-step approach.

For further tips on training your puppy, try a book like “Training the Best Dog Ever: A 5-Week Program Using the Power of Positive Reinforcement

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