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Old 03-13-2014, 12:10 PM   #1 (permalink)
ZoeD1217
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Default Toy Guarding?

Is it considered toy guarding if there is no growling or barking?

There are 2 large balls outside that Zoe and the kids play with. It works out well IMO bc Zoe usually keeps one in her mouth and it cuts down on her nipping little legs.

What I've noticed is when my daughter kicks the ball Zoe likes to get it and instead of running she wants to stand over it while holding the other in her mouth. I won't lie I thought it was funny at first but after reading on here I don't know if this is the start of a guarding issue. She isn't mouthy about it though...my daughter will usually gently kick it from beneath her and continue playing with no problem.

I have a short video I'm just not sure how to attach it just yet. Of course I could be over thinking this as well.

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