In episode 31, I answer a question from a listener about how to prevent your puppy from guarding their resources inappropriately. And, I answer a question about a middle aged dog forgetting their training.
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In this session:
What should we do to teach puppies to share their stuff better?
Do dogs have a mid-life crisis …and, if they do, what should we do about it?
Details In this Session
Sheryl’s middle aged dog question:
- Visit the Vet: ask about a basic health checkup and diet for your dog
- Upgrade the exercise
- Rekindle a training plan over the next one to three weeks
- Add some mental stimulation like nose games or food dispensing toys:
Here are some articles about those:
Nose work: https://www.thedogsway.com/workout-your-dogs-nose-your-dog-will-be-happier-and-so-will-you
Food Dispensing Toys: https://www.thedogsway.com/want-a-happier-dog-make-them-work-for-their-supper
Tom’s Puppy plan to prevent resource guarding:
- Plan to interrupt your puppy’s meals by giving them a high value treat
- Interrupt chew toy sessions with high value treats
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