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    Hi, looking for some help. 

    I have a 2 and half year old cocker spaniel who is resource guarding. He refuses to give up anything, and will now bit if you walk past him. We have tried dropping high value treats and he ignores them to carry on guarding. He can guard for hours if he wants to keep the item. We don’t know what else to do. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks 

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    Unfortunately it’s nigh on impossible to give any advice in this situation for several reasons; we don’t know the history of the dog, we haven’t seen the dog nor your household’s interaction with him, I for one am not a dog behaviourist and these sorts of things can escalate as you’ve found out. Bad advice could only make things worse.

    My only advice particularly as he’s begun to bite is to ask your vets for a referral to a behaviourist. 

    Sorry I couldn’t be of more help and best of luck.

    Edited by bigbird

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    I'd be taking whatever it is off the dog until he got used to who's boss. The idea of a dog biting it's owner that it knows is scared of it beggars belief. 

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    What part of the country are you -  BB's advice is sound (as always with dogs)so if we knew your location it would maybe help point you to someone 

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    I’ve litrally just gone through this with mine there’s a thread on it. 

    Just down page a bit. 

    Godo advice was given and as you say so much conflicting info. 

    I got a trainer/behaviorlist in for a session to see him as these people donit for a living and can pick up on little things that we here can’t see  

    for me it less than a week and the problem is 99% gone  

    looks like been I’ll trggered t with him but before Xmas I’d took his crate away as wasn’t using it just his bed. 

    But he told me to put that back up as he’s probably looking for somewhere where he can go and be on his own especially if under the weather.  And low and behold he went straight in and does a lot again now.  

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    As an aside I would certainly remove anything that he likes to resource guard out of his reach until you get sorted, a bit of damage limitation can never harm!

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    1 hour ago, martyn2233 said:

    The location is Doncaster if anyone can help them out 

    The two I know have a good reputation are a bit out of area but I think both will travel but Keri definitely does

    Damion Riley in Wilmslow  Cheshire Behaviourist, guide dog and gun dog trainer has web page

    Keri Corbett  is in Tamworth  -  a spaniel girl - behaviourist   -  facebook   ---  Keri SEA Corbett

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    18 minutes ago, Yellow Bear said:

    The two I know have a good reputation are a bit out of area but I think both will travel but Keri definitely does

    Damion Riley in Wilmslow  Cheshire Behaviourist, guide dog and gun dog trainer has web page

    Keri Corbett  is in Tamworth  -  a spaniel girl - behaviourist   -  facebook   ---  Keri SEA Corbett

     

    I second Damo, he’s a star, a terrific spaniel man, we’ve competed in tests and trials together and a good friend of mine . I’ve yet to see him be anything but kind and understanding with his dogs👍

    Edited by bigbird

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