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    Hi, I have a 5 months old puppy that has mild resource guarding. She will chase the ball but she will run away/past me when I try get it back. She pretty much wants whatever I have. If I switch balls she will want that one. I need some techniques to help her overcome this. Thanks!

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    that is not resource guarding. That is a lack of understanding and seeing the ball as the entire reward, not the game of you with the ball as a reward. Put the ball on a string, toss it to her and she she has it show her another ball on a string. As her to 'OUT' the ball she has ONCE and wait. When she spits it throw the next to her and keep going. Heavy praise to catch and bring it to you, then drop it on command.

    The dog just doesnt understand what you want is all
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    Yep – agree with what 'Nekhbet' has posted - definitely not resource guarding – not even a mild case or just a little bit. Your pup is behaving like this because she can !

    Previously you have probably chased after her to get the ball back – hence you have started another game with her – one which she really enjoys more !

    Have a look at this link for teaching a pup how to fetch:

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    Kikopup has videos covering just about any question you may have about your pup’s training and behaviour.

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    that's something I call "victory laps"

    Like the others said - get a toy on a string.

    Practice fetches in a small room (eg the bathroom) - so there's no room for victory laps and plenty of opportunity to be successful ie do a retrieve correctly.

    I practice in the small room that is my kitchen / laundry - next to evil hound's dinner. She doesn't get dinner until she's done a nice fetch or two. And chucking the fetch object at my feet does not count. she has to give it too me ie hold it until I take it from her with the let go command ("give" or "thank you").

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    I don't understand the ball and string. Can someone please explain.

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    The point is not to allow the dog to run off with the ball. If the ball is on a string, the pup can try to run off but you hold it. the cheap way is to pierce some tennis balls and thread some rope through, not too thick its hard to hold and not too thin it cuts your hands. So you toss out the ball, get the pup to chase it and when it catches it, dangle the other to help it come back to you. It's a basic swap game but we've taken out the tug of war element.
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    I often tie a longer bit of string - about a metre - sometimes use the dog lead - to the string in the tug ball...

    It means you can catch the toy as the dog runs by you... and end the victory lap, and make sure the dog has more fun playing with you than by herself (or even better in her opinion - with you chasing her - never ever play the game of chase the dog).

    If your dog does like a good game of chase, you can throw the ball or toy and run the other way... to encourage the dog to get the ball then chase you. To start with - it's best to let the dog pick up the toy before you start running - or some of them forget the job they were supposed to be doing for the new fun.

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