Need some advice on my approach to my puppy's resource guarding.
Astrid is 15 weeks old and will growl when she has a high-value treat, like a bully stick, etc. Both my son and my daughter, 21 and 17 respectively, bent down to pet her when she was chewing a treat on her bed next to my desk and she growled, loudly! I immediately said no in a loud, firm voice and proceeded to take the item away from her. She growled at me as well, but I didn't back down. Once she released the item, I proceeded to give it to my son/daughter, and then had them make her "work" for it. Once she went through the paces, they gave it back to her. After she got it back, I then asked her to release it again, which she did, and then I gave it back. We have been working on out, but it works much better when it's just a toy she's trading for a bite-sized treat at this point, if you know what I mean. Am I on the right track here?
I appreciate your feedback.