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; The reason that Dodger has been looked over so many times is that he came to us with some resource guarding issues, but he has come SUCH a long way! We would still recommend an adult only home for Dodger given that what he has learned has not yet been put to test in a bustling/hectic environment with children underfoot.
; Dodgers guarding had mainly been over food but he has on two; occasions shown the potential to be possessive over people when they gave; him attention and then tried to give attention to his friend. Unfortunately both times it happened when people had come with intent to adopt him. He was so happy about the undivided attention he was getting from them, that he tried to correct' them when it stopped and the focus went to greet the other dog in his yard. He did NOT bite anyone, but the air snap in their direction was enough for them to loose interest. We have worked on this and it has not happened again for several years! In a new environment he would need rules from the get go to understand that he is not in charge and that there is plenty of love and food etc to go around and that trying to 'own' either is not acceptable or necessary. We have used a simple technique with planne
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