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  1. We’re in Minnesota, the Twin Cities area! No, his lead stays on him at all times since he’s not yet potty trained or trusted to not try to get into anything he’s not supposed to. That way if we need to lead him away from something or rush him outside, we have a safe way to do so instead of grabbing his collar which a lot of dogs don’t like. All I did was sit down next to him, which I do every night when he gets that particular treat. Didn’t reach out towards him or move to take it or anything like that.
  2. I guess a concern that I have is that I don't know what's high value for him. The things he guarded were not newly introduced things. We'd played fetch multiple times this week with the toys he guarded and he'd happily dropped them when asked. The treat (a dentastix) is something he's been getting since almost day one, again never with any sort of guarding behavior prior to Thursday. I think that's where some of our anxiety comes in because we just don't know what he's going to react to or when he will react to it. The unpredictability of the entire thing is honestly scary and one of the big c
  3. We got our first greyhound almost 4 weeks ago and he’s been pretty good up until now. A couple of days ago, out of the blue, he has three resource guarding incidents (two with toys, one with a treat) and growled at me when I tried to touch his front leg to get him untangled from his leash. These are all things he’s never had issues with before. We’ve been training drop it, leave it & trading up since day 1, have played fetch multiple times with him happily dropping the toys on command and have similarly been positively reinforcing touch on various parts of his body, all of which he ha
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