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Hi! New here and first time GS owner. Luca came home as a rescue at 8 weeks. He’s now 5 months and still a handful :) He went through puppy preschool and I’m debating enrolling him in more classes (outside of our daily home training). Can someone give me any advice on possessive/over protective behavior? Is more socialization the key or is this different? Do they grow out of this or does it only get worse? Luca loses his mind when he sees a dog in our neighborhood but is 100% friendly at the beach/park. Thanks in advance! Amber :)
 

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The neighborhood is an extension of your home, so he needs to learn it isn’t. At his age, it’s not a protective instinct, he may be scared and telling other dogs to keep away from him. It won’t stop on its own. Get a trainer.
 
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