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I'm looking into professional training regarding our resource guarding problem but in the meantime what can I do at home? Our dog gets food, a toy, or anything she wants and growls when we try to take it from her. She was trying to get my daughter's lunch today and got mad at me when I tried to get her to get off the table. I was worried she would bite my 4 year old to get to her lunch. This problem has gotten worse and I can't keep a dog who bites so I'm trying to prevent that...I emailed a local trainer today to see if they can help me.
 

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How old is your beagle? Don't be afraid to make her earn rewards and toys so she respects you. Try to be as firm as you can with your voice and tell her to "drop it" or "leave it". Until she is trained you might want to feed her away from the family so no accidents happen with biting. This site has some great tips Food Guarding
 

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She is 2 and has been a huge challenge for a new dog owner...I do use a firm voice but it seems to make her more mad! I get a treat and tell her to "drop" and she usually takes the treat.
 

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Put a leash on your dog in the house at all times.. they think they're under control. And you have something to grab to stop any bad behavior. My dog is now 9 years old and she has always worn a leash in the house.
Also give frequent commands using thec same words to establish good behavior. You also try using a clicker to make your dog focus on the click sound for doing something good or obaying a command. There are great YouTube videos on how to use one.
Here's Cassie wearing her leash.
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She thinks she's the alpha. Establish that you are the alpha. Do not feed her until you have eaten. I put my dogs food in the counter, she knows its there, I eat first. When I am done I put it down and she has to wait until I give the ok word to eat. Another thing is who goes out the door first, alphas always lead. Make sure you go out the door before her on walks. If you allow her on the couch, teach her it is only by invitation. If she jumps on her own, command her down. Then a few minutes later invite her. As far as feeding, for awhile dont feed her all of her food. Keep some back as reward training for good behavior. We all want to get paid. This way she won't over eat.
 

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I'm looking into professional training regarding our resource guarding problem but in the meantime what can I do at home? Our dog gets food, a toy, or anything she wants and growls when we try to take it from her. She was trying to get my daughter's lunch today and got mad at me when I tried to get her to get off the table. I was worried she would bite my 4 year old to get to her lunch. This problem has gotten worse and I can't keep a dog who bites so I'm trying to prevent that...I emailed a local trainer today to see if they can help me.
To mine, the especialist recommended a specialized diet and a few cookies to eliminate the tare.
 

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I'm looking into professional training regarding our resource guarding problem but in the meantime what can I do at home? Our dog gets food, a toy, or anything she wants and growls when we try to take it from her. She was trying to get my daughter's lunch today and got mad at me when I tried to get her to get off the table. I was worried she would bite my 4 year old to get to her lunch. This problem has gotten worse and I can't keep a dog who bites so I'm trying to prevent that...I emailed a local trainer today to see if they can help me.
I am planning to do a volunteering in Spain soon, what advice would you give me to leave my puppy with an acquaintance with all the peace of mind? Thank you very much for your time
 
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