Winner of the DWAA Maxwell Award for 2002, Training and Behavior Book.
A practical how-to guide on resource guarding - food bowl, object, bed, crate, owner, etc. - in dogs. Contents include: aggression basics, nature of resource guarding, kinds of resource guarding, behaviorist vs. medical models, recognizing guarding, prognosis, safety tools, treatment overview, management, desensitization and counterconditioning, resource sample hierarchies, generalization, troubleshooting, body handling desensitization, operant conditioning.
Terrific resource book with excellent tips. Helps to understand why dogs do what they do in guarding, how they think and how to troubleshoot various types of resource guarding. Highly recommended!