Resolving Resource Guarding

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Course Begins: At Purchase

Duration: 46 Minutes

Instructor: Sarah Dixon, CDBC

Course type: Webinar

Get a close-up look at how to address dogs that growl, snarl, and snap when valued resources are in the picture. Learn how to successfully triage and tackle resource guarding issues in dogs, with professional tips, video, and case studies.


By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Recognize resource guarding in dogs and explain why it happens.
  • Apply practical techniques to resource guarding cases.
  • Set the dog and client up for success during training sessions.
  • Apply desensitization and counter-conditioning to resolve resource guarding.

There are no required materials for this course.

This is a self-study class that will begin on the sign-on date.

Students will have access to the course for 1 year from the date of their most recent IAABC Foundation purchase.

There are no prerequisites for this course.

Full Student:


Cost: $20




Instructor: Sarah Dixon, CDBC

Sarah Dixon is a Certified Dog Behavior Consultant currently practicing full time in New York City. She has fostered and trained dogs for nearly 20 years and has experience and success with many traditionally difficult to train breeds.


She has trained, competed, or titled in many dog sports including obedience, rally obedience, skijoring, dog sledding, agility, musical freestyle, herding, tricks, and nose work. Sarah has also trained several species of animals including dogs, cats, chickens, parrots, and horses. Sarah specializes in behavior problems such as fear, aggression, anxiety, and reactivity. Most of all, she loves helping people build strong relationships with their pets.