Possessive / Resource Guarding owner
Willow is 6 months old, I have had her for about a month now.
Training is going very well, she is able to join me on-leash in public settings and listens well. She has a quiet demeanor, great with people and children. But has starting barking at strange dogs. It's easy enough to correct and then she just remains observant of them if they are still in the area.
What is cropping up now and is becoming an issue is what can only be defined as resource guarding.... of me.
And so far, only when she is with me on the couch or the bed. It started with 2 male dogs that aren't mine, when they came toward me while we were gathered in the living room, she whines and barks a high pitched bark, then eventually lunges and snaps. She is corrected and thankfully the male dogs are very well-behaved and leave the area and lay down elsewhere.
Apparently it is going to need further training and correction because last night she wound up in my bed, and this morning as I began to stir my 2 year old Labrador came to the bedside for morning greetings and she crawled/lunged around me into the Labs face barking and snapping and the Labrador had to snap and snarl back before I was able to pull Willow away and tell her "no." She always ends it there, she settles down when the dogs walk away or this time she got off the bed and lay down on her dog bed. But that clearly doesn't mean the issue is resolved. The moment is corrected but then she does it again when another dog approaches me.
Tips for proper response and handling of the situation would be greatly, greatly appreciated.