How to STOP “Food Aggression”/ Resource Guarding in Dogs- WITHOUT FORCE

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  1. 比古 清十郎 十三代 on May 15, 2021 at 5:50 am

    There is no bad dogs. There are owners who don’t know how to train their dogs.

  2. feather wind on May 15, 2021 at 5:50 am

    If my dog was given a bone , he won’t be interested in any treats

  3. BURNING N ITCHING on May 15, 2021 at 5:51 am

    Everytime that dog lunged I flinched. My dog has bitten me and my parents once and lunged at me a few times. I’m so tramatized atp I might just bring him to an animal rescue center. Also I just neutered my dog, do anyone think that would help with his resource guarding and anxiety?

  4. Imsamantha on May 15, 2021 at 5:51 am

    So my 8 month old mini schnauzer just bit a chunk of skin off my finger a minute ago but it was over her training treats that I hand her!! We were practicing sit, lay down, high 5 etc, and I bent down to give her kisses and she snapped! So I waved my finger and said “NO!” and that’s when she bit my finger 😭

  5. Ck Bolado on May 15, 2021 at 5:53 am

    What happens if you ever feed him the Ham or “highest reward” as a meal and he’s aggressive. My pup is fine unless I feed him his highest reward in a bowl ( chicken breast). Should I never feed him that as a meal? Or can we work on this as well? He’s only 12 weeks

  6. Erica Harris on May 15, 2021 at 5:56 am

    I have a corgi just like Pancake and this is exactly what we’re struggling with. Thanks for the advice. I look forward to working with her on it given what I just learned. Thanks!

  7. A. Amr on May 15, 2021 at 5:56 am

    He did it super easy without “being the alpha or pack leader bullshit”

  8. Sofiere Altamirano on May 15, 2021 at 6:00 am


  9. maeu59 on May 15, 2021 at 6:02 am

    My dog gets very aggressive with everything, like grabbing a sock and trying to get it away or jumping on the couch and trying to get her off she’ll aggressively bite. Obviously here it’s a Bone, something she’s allowed to have but things like chewing on a chair leg, she locks in and will snap or bite, should I use the same distraction techniques?

  10. Deacon Dave Larrabee on May 15, 2021 at 6:04 am

    OMG I LOVE your teaching soooo much!!!
    I have no :personal interest in the sub ject and yet I’m hooked and i just subscribed!

  11. Dallas Bryan on May 15, 2021 at 6:07 am

    I’ve been searching for a long time for resources to help my dog get over guarding. He does not guard food or toys or bones. I can easily take them away. However he does guard anything hes not meant to have~ socks, clothing items, hair tyes, tissues, anything random that he finds and picks up.. and he deliberately seeks these things out and then guards them. We started offering treats in exchange at an early age and now I think he just continues the behaviour to get treats.. I’ve created a monster. Hahah help:(!!

  12. boober on May 15, 2021 at 6:08 am

    my moms friends daughter came over to my house and she tried to pet my dog while he was eating and he bit her really hard and proceeded to growl and snarl and everyone. he does this with bones toys and food and now i’m terrified

  13. corgisbutt on May 15, 2021 at 6:09 am

    Meanwhile my dog would drag his food bowl filled his food near me so that he eats with me

  14. Timothy Paul on May 15, 2021 at 6:09 am

    Hi Zak – how much time is going by in this video ? Is this shot over several sessions ?

  15. K C on May 15, 2021 at 6:12 am

    My 3 months puppy is fed on dog pellets food. Everymorning i give him his food 1st thing then i began to clean where he poops/pee, then i keep him outside for a while. The time for him to pee or poop.
    But today morning he went wander in the garden where my dad usually throw vegetable peels, perishables.. for compost. He was at it and eating that. When i approached him he started growling bad. I then tried bringing him in. As soon as i tried to hold him, he bit me. Its first time he bit me. And the growling and not letting vegetable litter go had happened 2 days back in the front garden.
    I feel v sad that he bit me for the 1st time today. Help please.

  16. Alexandra Lizano on May 15, 2021 at 6:12 am

    im getting a corgi in 7 days and i am so happy to have found your videos with pancake! im so excited and feel more confident now that i know how they interact and how to train them

  17. Caroline Harkness on May 15, 2021 at 6:12 am

    Heya Zak I’ve Two cockapoos 3 years old and a Yorkie 11 years old we have never really ever had problems with the wee Yorkie.. the cockapoos guard my sister bedroom if there on her bed and you come too the door the two off them jump off the bed and bark and give off you would think they would go for you. They have done this on my mum and me how can I break this cycle as I don’t want them biting anyone.

  18. Patty Werner on May 15, 2021 at 6:13 am

    My friend just got bit bye poodle

  19. Ellie wallace on May 15, 2021 at 6:13 am

    The only problem with this is my dogs resource guarding my bed

  20. Tasha W. on May 15, 2021 at 6:13 am

    Thank you for this video! My dog is a golden retriever mix rescued from a hoarder situation and he’s extremely food aggressive. He even gets upset when we kennel him while we are cooking or eating…growling and snarling at my husband. At first we thought he was hurting somewhere but after the vet cleared him…Charlie bit our 13 year old daughter because she got to close to him while eating. We’ve had him for 4 years now and this is the 1st time he’s ever bit anyone…he only likes our immediate family and tolerates my mom when she comes but outside of that the vet doesn’t even have a chance…So now we are going to be working on these great tips…and maybe some progress will happen…🙏 🙏 🙏 I love my baby boy and I don’t wanna stop fighting for him…but I cannot have him hurting our kid again. So prayers this will work.

  21. Naveen mutakoduru on May 15, 2021 at 6:14 am

    😊 which dog is it

  22. Angnls1 on May 15, 2021 at 6:14 am

    0:02 my corgis do the same thing.

  23. Jennifer on May 15, 2021 at 6:15 am

    My otherwise super sweet dog resource guards only super high currency foods (e.g., ice cream, raw meaty bones.) I can put my hand in his regular food bowl no problem, I can take chewy sticks from him without any aggression. When he has ice cream he will growl if you take it away, but a firm "drop it" makes him stop and relinquish it. He has never lunged or snapped at me…that is until yesterday when I gave him a raw bone out on the balcony for him to chew. My sweet little cavalier turned into a growling, snapping, super aggressive, rabid looking, feral demon when I opened the door to tell him to stop barking. I didn’t even get near the bone. The balcony is where I put any messy treat, and the messy ones are usually the best ones. I think the balcony, in his mind, has become his territory. I honestly don’t know for sure exactly what made him aggress like that. It was shocking. I couldn’t even get out on the balcony, he was at the door ready to bite me if I dared cross the threshold. I had to use a blanket to block him and a one of those grabber sticks to get his bone. After I got his bone, it was like a switch flipped, I could see the cognition return in his eyes, and he instantly became the sweet dog I know and love. It was scary.

  24. Abhishyant Kumar on May 15, 2021 at 6:16 am

    My dog only follows commands when he knows that I have a treat and I can’t carry a handful of treats all the time please tell me a solution for this problem.

  25. Anin Alday on May 15, 2021 at 6:19 am

    How long should the sessions last?

  26. Paul Dack on May 15, 2021 at 6:20 am

    Pancake lol. I love that name.

  27. A Dark Light on May 15, 2021 at 6:24 am

    Take your dog, put it in a loose headlock, tighten it just enough so it cant turn its head, then wrap your legs around it if its larger, if its smaller, use your body weight to pin the dog down. After about 10 minutes, while using a deep stern voice to intimidate it until it is no longer agressive. What this guy teaches you *DOES NOT* work! Do not be fooled by stupid shit like this. The only reason the dog was listening, because it was getting Ham. Take the ham away and it will instantly revert to aggression again

  28. Stormy Effects on May 15, 2021 at 6:26 am

    I have a very large dog who once growled at me when I tried to take a squirrel from him. I (carefully) tackled him to the ground, pinched his nose shut so he would let go, and took the squirrel from him. I then petted him and told him that he was a good boy. Once he had chilled out a little, I gave him his squirrel back. We don’t have the issue anymore. Now, everyday when I give him his food, I pet him along his snout, mouth, and head working my way down his body and letting him know that I’m not going to hurt him, I’m not going to take his food if he’s not being a jerk, and that it’s all okay.

    However, I would NOT recommend that strategy. Him and I have a very high level of trust with each other and I know that he would not bite me. Even if you trust your dog, you should probably not use that method.

  29. Wabbae on May 15, 2021 at 6:27 am

    Okay but what if my dog has no issue with me taking his bone or food or whatever but he gets aggressive with other people taking them?

  30. Rob Beast on May 15, 2021 at 6:27 am

    Great video, but for a dog guy I’m surprise you’re feeding your dog ham as a treat! I understand rewarding him with me because he may enjoy it more than the bone but I thought ham was bad for dogs?

  31. Ash on May 15, 2021 at 6:28 am

    My dog bit me on the boob when I was trying to teach him this 🙁

  32. K B on May 15, 2021 at 6:29 am

    My husky didn’t show aggression until we had a Great Dane

  33. Tanner Ely on May 15, 2021 at 6:30 am

    What a failure. Keep reinforcing that behavior by jumping away like that.. Allow him to scare you away more! I bet that will work. I can’t make it 3 minutes through any of this guys videos

  34. Lizzie 123 on May 15, 2021 at 6:30 am

    My dog isn’t aggressive with me taking things away from him, but he’s been getting aggressive with my other dog over food. I’m not sure if this training practice would help my situation.

  35. Monbebe and Army on May 15, 2021 at 6:31 am

    i hate food aggression dogs🙄

  36. averycason2006 on May 15, 2021 at 6:33 am

    The dog in my picture ate his puke and when I tried to push him away from it he got aggressive and acted like he was rabid I got scared and almost threw the basketball at him

  37. Brittanie Duncan on May 15, 2021 at 6:35 am

    What if the resource is you. Not an item

  38. Zion Miller on May 15, 2021 at 6:35 am

    I’m thinking about putting my dog down because he bit me twice now

  39. Darla Terry on May 15, 2021 at 6:37 am

    My dog has been resource guarding for awhile so its pretty established. He’s never tried to bite me but I’ve never taken it from him. He usually runs away from me to the farthest point that he can. I tried it once but I find the timing is very important. I don’t think I’ve got that down right. Is it normal that after our first session he guards even more?

  40. A Dark Light on May 15, 2021 at 6:37 am

    This guy just said hes not a trainer, then adverts his training book? Lol such waste of money. When you can simply use domination *ONCE* and never experience aggression from your dog ever again

  41. Mauzawa on May 15, 2021 at 6:39 am

    it’s kinda sad when someone has to specify that their way of training is "without force". are there really that many people who are trying to train their dogs by just using force? I know very little about training dogs, but I feel like using force isn’t a very good idea. at least not in this case. I feel like if you just force the dog to surrender the toy/bone/whatever to you, its suspicion that you’re going to take their stuff will only intensify, and proving that their suspicion is right will only make them more protective of their things? I may be wrong, idk. once again, I don’t know a lot about training dogs. like, I could maaaybe teach a dog to sit on command, if I have enough patience for it.

  42. Carlton A on May 15, 2021 at 6:40 am

    That was extremely helpful

  43. Xysti on May 15, 2021 at 6:42 am

    My jack russel puppy makes me bleed

  44. big smeg on May 15, 2021 at 6:43 am

    Gotta learn this before I get my rottie been researching a lot but it will be my first dog so Im kinda worried as everyone says it’s not a good first dog but I have a feelings if I train it right it thinks of me as the alpha and u give it a loving home I’ll be okay

  45. Stormy Effects on May 15, 2021 at 6:43 am

    I got an ad with this guy in it for this video. Then an ad in the video.

  46. Mike J VEVO on May 15, 2021 at 6:44 am

    My dog did this to me I got pissed at this that I had to show him who’s boss, so I went in and got my whip and gave it one 😂few mins later it came to apologize and seeing this I felt bad that’s why am here

  47. Vincent Huynh on May 15, 2021 at 6:46 am

    Omg this works so well my dog is not protective about his food thanks for the information

  48. misspinkpunkykat on May 15, 2021 at 6:46 am

    Does this work with dogs who have been neglected? Such as dogs who before being rescued did not know where they’re next meal would come from or if it would even come at all?

  49. Daniela Torres on May 15, 2021 at 6:46 am

    what about resource gaurding from another dog? my dog freaks out at another dog when the dog isnt even going for his stuff or when i give then both treats he freaks out

  50. Sofiere Altamirano on May 15, 2021 at 6:49 am


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