What kind of guarding is this?
Dex is now 14 months old (neutered) and is pretty good with other dogs and hasn't shown any signs of resource guarding me or my family.
At the dog beach last weekend he played well with all the other dogs until another dog peed on our beach chair. Dexter ran over to our chairs and growled at the other dog, a cute waggy tail black lab, that just didnt seem to get the notice he was unwanted there. I called Dex over to me, who came to me, but ran over to the lab again, who now was sitting down in front of my mom and growled . I decided to pick up our chairs and move.
Is this normal GSD behavior? Is this a form of guarding or aggression? I am hoping to nip any aggression in the bud. How should I handle this situation.