Originally Posted by ayoitzrimz
That lab seems to take a high road when they are both vying for the stick. Very playful and comfortable backing off until the opportune moment. I might, in my uneducated mind, be careful with guarding objects around other dogs. Some understand the signal, others not so much. By no means am I claiming that Kira has a problem with resource guarding - I am just saying that with another less playful dog who is more assertive (and they both try to establish rank by controlling resources) you might have a scuffle on your hands.
As far as Kira's behavior, she didn't look spooked or flighty (which you said was the cause of the original attacks on her) but I would have loved to see the initial reaction and introduction - would tell more about her than how she is here. She looked pretty comfortable having another dog around in that video.
You're right on target. I saw (what I perceived) as some guarding. I've never seen this from Kira. I agree 100% that she would have gotten in trouble if she would have acted that way with a dog with a resource guard problem.
The reason why I posted this video, is because many months ago, Carmen suggested I be careful that Kira doesn't start something she can't finish.
I'm wondering if one reason why she's always getting trouble, is because maybe she has a dominant personality, and not the timid, shy dog I thought she was.
Others have told me that they've seen her sneak in a snarl or two around other dogs. Maybe she's the instigator.
What if.... She were to give off a dominant signal to a dominant dog?
This may all be wrong, but I did see something very different in her behavior, than what I've seen in the past.