I have a potentially time sensitive issue with a dog I'm looking to adopt. I was looking for a hypo-allergenic or low shedding dog that would work as a hunting dog. Ran into an 11 month old Plott Hound mix at a local shelter. The shelter's intel on him makes it sound like he wants to be trained to do something, still got a lot of puppy energy along with it but commands he knows seem to control him well and help calm him down. My primary concern is they say he's exhibited resource guarding where once he has something he doesn't want to give it up all the time. I'm wondering how difficult it might be to train him away from that when it comes to retrieving birds (or other game). I know I'm taking a bit of a risk with a shelter dog and starting to train him a little older than others might recommend so I'm wondering if the resource guarding makes him a "bad risk" or if that's something I'll likely be able to work with in training. From what I have read on resource guarding he may just be doing it due to his less than stable living situation in the shelter. He exhibits the behavior to humans, not just to dogs.