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Features November 2015 Issue

The Dog Growls When I Touch  His Toys

Camo loves his owner and by most measures is a sweet, loving dog. But he has begun to growl when she touches his toys and other belongings.

The Dog Growls When I Touch His Toys

What to do when the aggression is directed at the owner.

Deborah Betson of Aurora, Colorado, has a situation. Her mixed-breed dog, Camo, has begun to growl when she tries to move any of his toys or his dog bed. She canít even move his possessions around in order to clean.

She adopted Camo only recently from a Colorado correction system program that takes dogs from various shelters and gives them to prisoners to train, and the first couple of months went beautifully. In fact, Camo isÖ

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