• Allie Dellosa

    June 19, 2023 at 6:23 pm

    I love nerding out with with you guys. Something to consider about removing food from dog’s ownership zone is that it doesn’t affiliate with dominance or leadership and may cause side effects. Just like removing food from a child does not prove that they are subordinate, resource guarding is not a dominance display or a punishable offense in canine culture (though dominant dogs are more likely to advocate for themselves) a puppy can resource guard against its parent who provided the food without recourse. I believe Mike discusses this in his Pack Structure Lecture but it is def in the Mech studies.

    Michael D'AbruzzoCyndi Cross