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My Tera "adopted" an old garden...

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15 Jan 2022

My Tera "adopted" an old garden glove that's been around for a year, and she guards it like one of er new born Pups, and carries it everywhere she goes. What's up with that?
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Customer: Tera is 4 + yrs old, had only 1 litter before being spayed; we also have her first born, Jake.
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15 Jan 2022
Sally G.
Sally G.
Independent Contractor

Hello and welcome. My name is ***** ***** I have been in the dog field for 25 years. I am a Therapy Dog & AKC Evaluator/trainer/ as well as an assistance/service dog trainer, specializing in behavior. It will be my pleasure to help you today.

You mention she guards it. If she is aggressive when she has it, then it should be taken away and left out of her sight.

If it is being used for comfort then I would let her keep it. Sometimes dogs are insecure and sometimes their mothering instinct kicks in and they need something to care for.

15 Jan 2022
Customer reply
15 Jan 2022
Tera growls low when another dog gets close, but it seems to be a motherly instinct thing. Thank you for your help.
15 Jan 2022
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15 Jan 2022
Sally G.
Sally G.

As long as other dogs take the warning and leave her alone, she is likely okay. But if she growls at people, then it becomes unsafe.

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