It is normal to want to keep something you find valuable. Dogs feel the same way we do. They use behaviors we see as aggressive to communicate ‘this is mine, please don’t come closer’. It isn’t unusual for dogs to guard food, treats, toys, chews, preferred resting spots, crate, and preferred people. We can do a lot as a puppy develops to steer this behavior in the right direction.
A couple of things to keep in mind:
What to Do:
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