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I have 2 two year old Rotties and I love them to death... One of my Rotties seems to have gained possessiveness over new toys that come into the house or that he gets a hold of. We thought we had it fixed before but just today he got a hold of a basketball and when I went to take it after he popped it (only takes seconds) he growled at me. Before he wouldn't argue much if any and now I don't know and would hate to try and take a toy from him one day then end up in the hospital or for my other dog to attempt it and he have to go to the vet...

I need help, I have already put up all the toys in the house (tennis balls are the only thing that has survived after I got his brother and they chose to play tug of war with the stuff animals). I need help. Thank you in advance. These are my first dogs ever.
 

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Teach them to trade for a higher value item some thing they usually do not get piece of chicken, turkey or beef does not need to be a large amount. For future reference it is really great to train this when they are puppies also train 'Drop IT" & " Leave IT" .If working with a adult be careful and go easy you can train all these commands but you have to go slow and work a little at a time. Good Luck.
 

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We thought we had nipped it in the butt when he was 7 months old after we got him and yesterday was the first time and only time since then that he has ever growled at me after we did it last time. I will use that method to retrain it in him since it has been a little while since I did an actual training session with him after we got his brother (his brother needed some serious help with his weight and a little training on his end too). :D

Thank you for your help
 

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Do male rotties typically get along well? I just noticed if they are both 2 things might get testy at this age also.
 

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they get along amazingly and only one is fixed (that's how i got him) and the other isn't and he has never had issues with other dogs before except from a growling husky that entered a dog park that attacked first.
 

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If you are able to get a copy of Jean Donaldson's book, "Mine! A Practical Guide for Resource Guarding in Dogs," you might find it really helpful. It's a step-by-step instruction guide for how to deal with these issues.
 
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