I have a question for all you rescue pawrents out there. Have any of you had to deal with a dog that is toy/chew bone or food possessive? Louie has given us some major lip trying to retrieve toys or chew bones from him. We don't know if this is just an issue with rescues or an aggressive problem on his part, we are thinking it might be just an issue because he is a rescue. He also had a major issue with the vet. We are thinking this might just be a rescue/insecurity thing as he has shown no other signs of aggression to people or other dogs.
We are mapping out a plan to break this, and have been reading about the trade up method, trade them for something better than their toy then give to toy back to them, etc. Any other ideas or methods that worked you?
Any ideas about the vet? We took him again with Saturday when we went to pick up Lily's remains. We wanted to show him the vet can be fun. This one is tough for us because ALL of dogs have LOVED going to the vet.
It has only been 6 days since Louie moved in, and while he seems to have adjusted I'm sure he is still apprehensive about things and that some things will take time. He is such a good boy we just want to make sure we do things right.
Thanks for any insight you can provide.