Hi Laura,Delilah plays great with the kids and vice versa. But here of lates, when ever I sit down in my favorite chair to relax. Of course here comes Delilah wanting to sit and lay with me. If anyone comes near me or her, she starts snapping and even letting out a little growl. I do not like this at all! It is unacceptable behavior and I don't want her to think it is ever ok to bite/snap or growl at the children or anyone for that matter. How do I make it clear that she can not do this?
I wanted a velcro dog, but be careful what you wish for right?
I am sorry that you are experiencing that with your sweetie, Delilah.
It must be upsetting for you.
I know one book that is sometimes recommended here is "Mine" by Jean Donaldson. I haven't read it yet, but it is supposed to cover issues such as resource guarding. If that is determined to be the case, by the more knowledgable members here. I know you'll get some great advice here.
I know was I a little hard headed when you first signed up, about the whole "Maltese & young kids" scenario. And I do sincerely apologize if I hurt your feelings, that wasn't my intention. Some breeds are just "easier" with kids than others.
But I know you are very dedicated and have a lot of resources at your hands. So I do hope the best for you, Delilah & your family.
Maybe with the right trainer, you can nip this in the bud, and everything can work out okay. I am wishing the best for you.