Nero, Resource Guarding – Building Foundations for Exchange

A short video of last week’s session with Nero.

Nero is showing resource guarding (Aggressive Behaviour) around food items and also places like sofas.

We have implemented a strict management plan to avoid any further episodes and started to work on the issues right away.

We are implementing different exercises to solve the issues and in the video below you can watch one of them.

The exercise shown is the foundation for exchanges that will be used in the future to ask Nero to drop anything he might be holding.

Here we are using “Can I?” and there is a reason for it.

“Drop it” and “Leave it” was already used with Nero in the past in different occasions, and to avoid confusion and past associations we simply picked a completely new sound to develop this skill.

Let me know if you have any questions,

Thank you,

Dog Behaviourist Ricardo Ministro

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