CEU Event: Don't bite the hand that feeds you: Human-Directed Resource Guarding

When: Ongoing
Where: Online


*CPDT-KA: 1.5 *CBCC-KA: 0
CPDT-KSA Knowledge: 1.50
CPDT-KSA Skills: 0.00

* Courses approved for CBCC-KA CEUs may be applied to a CPDT-KA or CPDT-KSA recertification. Courses approved for CPDT-KA or CPDT-KSA may not be applied to a CBCC-KA recertification.

PLEASE NOTE: CPDT-KA can earn a MAXIMUM of 12 CPDT-KSA Skills CEUS within their 3 year certification period.


Resource guarding (a.k.a. “possessive aggression”) can be easy to spot when a dog shifts gears from their role as a cuddly family member to one that is growling, posturing, or snapping when their access to a valued resource is perceived to be threatened. But why does this happen? This presentation will dive deep into which aspects of this human-directed aggression pattern may be considered “normal” and which may have underlying influences of medical diagnoses or emotional disorders, before taking an even closer look at management and behavior modification strategies that can be used for the prevention of this pattern as well as for intervention. Patterns of behavior that are specific to individual resources will be compared to dogs showing a more “generalized” pattern, and case examples will be provided to discuss when or if medication may be helpful as part of a comprehensive intervention plan.

Speaker(s):Dr. Christopher Pachel

 Web: http://www.dog-ibox.com/