Puppy protective behavior
I was wondering when your dogs began exhibiting what I would call protective behavior.
I walk Pearl twice daily, and we live in the city so we interact with a lot of people and dogs. She used to go up to virtually every person and want to be pet, etc. She is 5 & 1/2 months now, and I have noticed within the last two weeks or so that she ignores almost everyone. She keeps her eyes straight ahead, and when someone talks to one of us, she will look at me for guidance. I think it's great because I don't want everyone to pet her, and I didn't train her to do this at all.
I have also noticed that since about 3 months of age she gets the same vibe of people as I do, I don't know if it's my body language or what, but she gets closer to me and will have a little bit of a low growl.
Just curious on other people's experiences with this!