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PJ is extremely possessive of me. He follows me EVERYWHERE I go. When my fiancee kisses me or reaches down to me if I'm sitting on the couch he growls. The growling is very worrisome because it sounds like he is going to attack him even though I know he won't. He also places himself between my fiancee and I whenever we go to bed. I think he is this way because I was the only one at the shelter who saved him. How do I break him of this possessive behavior?
 

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It sounds like he's resource guarding you.

Every time he's on the couch or bed and growls at your fiance, put him on the floor. Don't get mad, don't scold, just put him down and ignore him.

Don't let him sleep in bed with you. Is he crate-trained? If so, he should sleep in his crate, at least until you get this sorted out. If he's not crate-trained, get him a nice bed and teach him to sleep on that.

Your fiance should be the one to feed him as much as possible, and to hold the leash on walks... basically, the dog needs to bond with your fiance like he has with you. Does PJ like the fiance some of the time, or does he always growl and snap at him? It doesn't sound like the fiance can't even get close, but if that's the case, the fiance should quietly toss PJ small treats when PJ is near him and calm.

I recommend this book as well, although I believe it's more about guarding objects than people: http://www.amazon.com/Mine-Practical-Guide-Resource-Guarding/dp/0970562942

And while it's a reality TV show, this episode of It's Me or the Dog has a few good techniques (and it will make you feel much better about PJ, haha): http://www.veoh.com/watch/v1185642zmCX6bXy/imotd
 
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