OK, this guy is the most loyal dog a "Dad" could ever want and of course I have spoilt him rotten and he is my virtual shadow - yep, in the loo also - and no matter where I move he is right behind me.
As a retired man I love his companionship and spend many hours just playing with him, walking him and doing the things you do with a great dog mate.
Alas, my lovely wife has never had her own pet - other than all of mine - in her life and is not a dog lover though she does feel for this little fella and worries over him (occasionally), feeds him and on the very (very) rare occasion will grace him with a pat.
Typical of a dog he loves her to death and makes a tremendous fuss over her whenever he sees her, loves his half-second pat and of course she is probably more correct in this treatment than I am........... being to treat him like a dog and not a human!
To the problem, if one of his toys is on the floor and she goes to pick it up he will leap up, growl and jump at her in very aggressive manner. No, he has never bitten her or even snapped at her but I worry that at two years of age he may be starting to develop a very unwanted attitude.
With my grandson he occasionally does the same. If we three (four) are all sitting down quietly watching the idiot box and either one of them gets up suddenly he will leap up and go through this behaviour.
I have suggested to her that were she to toss his toy to him now and then or say something to him before jumping up, simply to alert him, this might alleviate the problem but as day's end I guess I am the culprit and if so, what should I do to remedy it?
He is very defensive of me and if someone even jokingly slaps my arm or leg he starts getting quite upset over it ...............