Our dog, Milo, is a resource guarding kind of dog. My wife brought him into her life before she met me, and she will always be number one in his life.
What that means for me is that I need to explain to him, at times, my every move, otherwise he will think, even if I am just walking across ar room, that I am about to attack his Mommy. I get off the couch, I have to explain to him that I’m going to the kitchen. I head to the stairs, I better tell him I’m going into the basement. If she is in a position that she seems vulnerable, like lying on the couch, I must announce my intention or I will get a “Grrrrrr!”
Milo ain’t no dummy!