Corpus ID: 76108312

Understanding Canine Resource Guarding Behaviour: An Epidemiological Approach

  title={Understanding Canine Resource Guarding Behaviour: An Epidemiological Approach},
  author={J. Jacobs},
Ontario Trillium Scholarship, National Science and Engineering Research Council, Ontario Veterinary College Pet Trust 
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Factors associated with canine resource guarding behaviour in the presence of dogs: A cross-sectional survey of dog owners.
Dogs living in multi-dog households were more likely to display RG aggression, avoidance, and rapid ingestion when in the presence of other dogs, and dogs that express RG aggression were less likely to express RG avoidance or RG rapid ingestion; however, the latter two types were likely to co-occur, perhaps dependent on the type of resource involved. Expand
Factors associated with canine resource guarding behaviour in the presence of people: A cross-sectional survey of dog owners.
Relationships between the three types of RG patterns were varied, suggesting that RG behaviour patterns are flexible when humans are involved, and can serve as a basis for future longitudinal RG research to establish causation. Expand


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  • The Veterinary clinics of North America. Small animal practice
  • 2008
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