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Hi everyone,
I have been seeing an issue developing in my 2 1/2 year old shih tzu, Bella recently. When she was younger, she was the sweetest most loving dog, and she still is, for the most part. The thing that has changed, however, is that she used to love every dog/person/animal she ever met, and now, she doesnt tolerate certain ones. For example, she snaps at my sisters dog Brody, everytime he tries to play with her, but she loves to play with her other dog Winston. Also, i've noticed her snapping at my dog Chloe, a 1 1/2 year old scottish terrier, at certain times; like, if im holding Bella and Chloe tries to get in my lap, or even if Chloe just comes too close to her than she likes. It doesnt happen everytime, just randomly. Sometimes she plays great with Chloe, and other times, she doesnt? Im so confused.
Also, she was recently groomed and the groomer said this was the first time Bella has ever snapped at her while she was grooming. This is the only time I have ever seen her snap at a person, is when they are grooming her.
Im starting to worry that this will progress. Shes sweet most of the time, it just seems shes getting "moodier" towards dogs especially, as she ages.

Does anyone else have experience with behavior like this and should I be worried?

I appreciate any input! Have a great afternoon!
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