Factors associated with canine resource guarding behaviour in the presence of people: A cross-sectional survey of dog owners.

@article{Jacobs2018FactorsAW,
  title={Factors associated with canine resource guarding behaviour in the presence of people: A cross-sectional survey of dog owners.},
  author={Jacquelyn A. Jacobs and Jason B Coe and David L. Pearl and Tina M Widowski and Lee Niel},
  journal={Preventive veterinary medicine},
  year={2018},
  volume={161},
  pages={
          143-153
        }
}
Resource guarding (RG) involves the use of specific behaviour patterns to control access to an item of potential "value" to the dog. Of particular concern are patterns involving aggression, due to safety concerns, but other patterns of RG behaviour are prevalent and include avoidance (i.e., positioning of the head or body to maintain item control, or location change with the item) and rapid ingestion (i.e., rapid ingestion of a consumable item). Current research has not investigated the… 
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