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Resource guarding with other dogs -when to be concerned?
Lately it seems like Riley has been getting more and more fed up with Winston, pretty much solely when Winston tries to take stuff from Riley. For a long time, Riley would let Winston take toys out of his mouth, steal bones from him, etc. Today we were trying to burn off some indoor energy and I was tossing around various balls and stuffed animals for them. I didn't have enough so I opened a new stuffed animal (one that squeaks, which Ry loves) and Riley was running around with it and went to lay down and chew on it and Winston tried to run up and take it out of his mouth. Riley growled, showed his teeth, and lunged and then quickly pulled back and left with his toy. He didn't put a tooth on Winston, but he did make quite a noise. A few minutes later, he came back and dropped the toy for Winston to play with. Later, the same thing happened again. This has happened maybe one or two other times with a bone.
At what point do you become concerned about this? If it was a snarl and warning but no teeth, is that good because Winston needs to learn to be polite? Or is it a warning sign of things to come and I should be strict about managing and trying to change it? Should I let it work itself out or intervene? Is it something that will go away as Winston learns not to take his stuff, or is it something that may get worse?