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Understanding the dog's perspective is often overlooked in working with dog to dog resource guarding. It is a charged problem for those who have multiple dogs housholds or anyone who care for multiple dogs. The emphasis will be on resource guarding as it occurs in the dog/dog context. We will discuss what characteristics in the animal are predictors of resource guarding and how they play a part in working this problem. Understanding when and why the dog feels the need to guard anything and how confidence and anxiety play a part in resource guarding will also be covered. Resource guarding exists when the presence of a resource triggers a different response to being approached than when there is no resource present. In working with dog to dog resource guarding we look for what caused the shift in the animals perspective about the situation, the degree of the shift and how it gets resolved. The focus with be on how to restore the dog back to a sense of balance. Discussion and video will help trainers, resource workers and breeders in working with families with multiple dogs and offer prevention techniques. If we understand how things are affecting the dog, then we can make wise choices on changes that need to be made or how we can help.
Develop understanding of why dog’s resource guard from other dogs
How to recognize the triggers; how dog temperament play a part
How to help work this issue and change the dog’s perspective object/person.
Nancy Reyes has been a professional dog trainer for the past 20 years. She began her love affair with animals when she was 5 years old. Nancy would spend countless hours during summer visits on her grandmother’s farm. Over the years she found that she could turn her love of animals and people into a rewarding career of training dogs. During this time she discovered another passion, working with shelter and rescue dogs. For the past 12 years Nancy has donated much of her time to working with various rescues in the Midwest. She has even rescued a dog or two or six. Nancy received her B.S. from Park College in 1990 while serving her country in the United State Air Force. During her time in the service she worked in Washington , D.C. as an International Liaison Specialist. Nancy lives in Chicago with her husband Gonzalo and their 7 dogs which range from Miniature Pinschers to a German Shepherd. She trains and competes her dogs in agility, K9 nose work and rally.
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