Tag Archives: guarding

Why is my dog guarding things?

I am often asked about dogs guarding things. It’s not one of the most common behaviours, but it is significant. It’s a behaviour used as a means of trying to gain status by ‘guarding’ possessions.  By that I mean standing/sitting, watching over it, and not being particularly happy about it if they think they are being challenged for the item they are guarding.  This may lead to a variety of different (more…)

Is your fearful dog Scooby Doo, or Scrappy?

This was one of the programmes that I grew up on, and I’m sure many of us are familiar with the two different characters, Scooby Doo and Scrappy Doo?

For some reason this programme popped back into my mind this week, when I was thinking about the different ways that our pet dogs respond to something that they perceive to be a danger.

Scooby Doo

Many dogs will behave like Scooby, being immediately (more…)