It's Thursday Training! An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure! According to a study, the behavioral screening of 103 dogs examined revealed resource guarding (61%) and discipline measures (59%) as the most common stimuli for aggression. Source: Reisner IR, Shofer FS, Nance ML; "Behavioral assessment of child-directed canine aggression.
Prevention of resource guarding in puppies is something that should be started from a very young age, from when the puppies are still in the breeder's care. Then, dog owners should take over the task, and take several preventive steps to prevent resource guarding issues.