Overprotective Dog Problem - Jim Burwell's Petiquette

An Over Protective Dog Can Make You Feel Safe

You probably feel protected when your dog growls at people on walks.

But the other side of that behavior is you now avoid having friends over because he barks and growls at them too.

Sometimes getting your companion dog becomes the very reason for your dog behavior problem.

Your dog’s unbridled doting/loving lifestyle begins to (as with many dogs) cause him to view you differently.

You’re not his owner, you are the provider of all the good things he gets for free.

He now begins to guard this valuable possession – you. An overprotective dog has been born!

What Are the Freebies That Turn into Guarding You?

  • Free food
  • Free access to you on the couch and bed
  • Free potty breaks and walks
  • Everything is free, free, and free

There is no balance of free stuff and working for stuff

Put structure back in your dog’s life.

Your relationship is a key ingredient in the foundation of the fix so begin by balancing his needs with yours.

What Do You Need From Your Dog? 

A sit for all of his needs: food, space, toys, affection, walks and potty breaks. If you control what your dog needs you will eventually get your dog working for you!

Reprogramming yourself means you have to remember to do this every single day.

Many a dog’s overprotective issues have been fixed by simply doing all of these things consistently.

How overprotective your dog is will determine whether dog behavior modification exercises will be needed to put the finishing touches on your own dog.

The value of structure is critical in your dog’s life.

Together We Can Raise A Happy and Obedient Dog

You got your dog for a reason. You wanted to share your life with a happy and loving dog. But now, your dog has big problems and life is not happy.

I can help you get that happy, well behaved dog back no matter where you live. We’ll do private lesson in your home OR we can do private video lessons where geography is no longer a roadblock.