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Yes, he is resource guarding. You handled it very well! NEVER punish a growl.

1. Separate the dogs when they eat. Do not allow the smaller dog to bother the bigger dog when he is eating/chewing on a bone.

Read this: http://ahimsadogtraining.com/blog/resource-guarding/ (An excellent informative article about resource guarding AND some steps to minimize it)

2. Don't immediately try to trade up the bone for a treat. Start with something less valuable that the dog enjoys but not as much as a bone. Teach him the game. THEN move up slowly to more and more valuable things.
 
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