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We have a 9 month pup who resource guards items which are novel to him.

This is particularly difficult if we accidentally drop something, as he’ll race to get it and then run off to guard it. Obviously I’m worried about dropping something dangerous like an onion or a bag of chocolate or something.

Any advice on how we can teach him to ‘leave’? His reactions are VERY intense so we’ve tried to teach standard leave protocol with bits of kibble - they work and he’ll wait patiently to get the better treat - but they don’t translate when it’s something novel ie real life.

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