I attempted to make a video showing you how to handle a dog who growls, lip curls or otherwise threatens you when you try to take their bone or toy. I’ve worked hard on Riker’s resource guarding and he was such a good boy! He was tense and a little anxious, but did not feel too threatened by my hands near his treat.
In the video I talk about why never to punish a growl and some other tidbits.
If your pup is growling or in other ways guarding their treasures, please let me know and I will help you fix it!