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Border collie Resource guarding

Discussion in 'Pet Central' started by jungletim, Mar 19, 2017.

  1. jungletim

    jungletim Member


    Ive got a 16 week old border collie pup Tor, he is generally very friendly but I have a few problems with the wee guy.
    The biggest problem is resource guarding, he is very very aggressive and will snap if you approach his food bowl or chews or bones he has, although he is normally fine with toys.

    Ive taken to feeding him from my food reserve to his bowl by hand giving him small portions until he's had his full meal, but I can tell he is very nervous doing this.

    The other problem I have is he is very rough and wouldn't think twice about biting my daughter usually jumping up while walking with a lead on, but it looks to me if he is over enthusiastic rather than being aggressive although he has drawn blood on occasion .

    Any help with this would be appreciated.
  2. ianw314

    ianw314 Forum Supporter

    Unfortunately Border Collies can be somewhat hyper its just their nature, however with you having a young child maybe you could do a little research and see if you can find someone who does dog behavioural classes as he's still very young only being 16 weeks, there's still plenty time for training/learning, good luck and please keep us updated : )

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