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It truly doesn't sound that much like "resource guarding" I suspect that's just a term Lynne read somewhere and latched onto.

That is something to latch onto, but in my superficial knowledge of it, many of the steps necessary to work on that problem are... well... necessary steps. Like training, like taking things slowly, like carefully watching the dogs, etc.
I wouldn't call any of the troika in our late pack resource guarders, but we did have to be careful with "valuables" even though if we gave them rawhide bones, they all preferred to have Tracy prechew them to soften them up a bit. It was a job he relished. Once they got their rawhides (and we don't give them to dogs at all anymore) they didn't share or trade them and every now and again they would have a fight about them.
But I didn't know that until after the first fight.

I also didn't know that the boys would happily play together with a basketball, but if the ball got deflated, they would become very aggressive with each other and the deflated ball. Of course, the first time I found this out was on my wedding day - we were having an informal post wedding party and the boys got into a big spat and scared all the guests. Well, actually I scared the guests more when I broke up the fight, but after that all the dogs behaved themselves beautifully. So did the guests.
Anyway, sometimes we just don't know what we don't know until something happens and when something happens, sometimes we don't think clearly. If the human doesn't have good control over the dogs to begin with, it makes stopping the fight more difficult. I didn't know how to stop a fight before I had to stop one because I'd never experienced one. I got the picture pretty fast. It was still difficult to control my reaction because my adrenal gland works pretty darned well.

Back to that resource guarding label, though, it sounds like Lynne is going to be doing some reading and perhaps that may help her better understand dog thinking and how humans and dogs read each other. I strongly support the idea of in-person help because it has been pretty clear that Lynne wasn't aware of some stuff. We're not born being aware of and clear on everything. So those classes that Lynne planned to take will be important. Finding someone who can go to her home and observe her and the dogs would be a huge help.
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Anyway, sometimes we just don't know what we don't know until something happens and when something happens, sometimes we don't ... important. Finding someone who can go to her home and observe her and the dogs would be a huge help.

This was, IMO, spot on. great post montana.
Tara