Sasha is up for adoption through Lab Rescue of FL. She came from a shelter and went to a foster’s home with other dogs. She was snapping at them so we decided to move her to the vet’s where I would work with her. She was fine around other dogs until they get close to her face. Then she does a lip lift, growl, and snap all in less than a second. There was no way to successfully work with this issue at the vet’s. I brought her to my house on a Saturday morning.
She’s a resource guarder, including me. I have 3 dogs of my own. She only guards me when I’m sitting down, not when I’m standing or walking. I changed where I usually sit & it didn’t matter. I have to have my dogs loose to be able to reward her for not paying attention to them. I’ve tried having mine & her close enough to toss a treat to both. No go. She won’t have it. She’s relaxed w/ soft face & eyes until she sees one of mine across the house look like it might come over to us, then the pupils dilate. She only reacts of I’m sitting & one of mine come too close (as determined by her).
We can all go out on the patio & she’s fine. We can all walk around the house & she’s fine. They can all eat a meal in the same room about 6′ apart, she’s fine. I had her crate in a room by herself and she hated it. She didn’t want to be in there by herself and barked when the door was closed or she couldn’t see anyone. I moved it to the middle of the house with the other dogs and she’s fine with it.
WE’RE LOOKING FOR A FOSTER HOME FOR SASHA. She should go to a home with no other dogs unless the person is experienced in GENTLY managing a resource guarder.