These pups are beginning to make me feel like an inexperienced puppy owner
Maybe its because we've never owned two puppies at once. Ginger our female has suddenly become possessive and aggressive. Mostly towards her brother Gunner. They're both 18wks. they have always been together. we adopted them together so i don't understand her sudden attitude change.
Gunner likes to play and rough house alot. at first they both seemed to instigate it. but lately ginger seems less tolerant of it. especially if shes just lounging on the couch and gunner lunges on her and starts mouthing her. today ginger got into the trash and ate a muffin wrapper. my boyfriend tried to take the wrapper from her and she growled at him and really sounded afraid. i chalked it up to her being backed into a corner (she was - my boyfriend was blocking the only escape route). but since then, shes been super possessive of all toys. shes been hiding under the table. she tries to stock pile "her" things under there. and when gunner goes for a toy, she really goes after him. and not in a friendly way. ive read about trading toy for treat, but shes not aggressive toward us when we take her toys.
I dont know if maybe shes tired of her brothers antics. but i dont know how to stop one puppy from rough housing with his litter mate, his sister. and i want to STOP her possessiveness over toys. we are seriously thinking about training school