hi all, I got some great advice here on my LGD pup who was showing a lot of food agression. that situation is much improved (although not perfect)... now on to the next one... looking for advice from folks wih LGD experience. context referesher: two LGD pups, Turk (male) and Seka (female), litter mates. they are 1/2 pyr, 1/4 anatolian, 1/4 kangal. they're aprox 6 months old. neither is fixed yet, but we have that on the agenda for Turk some time next month. new problem: he's started to be space territorial, both with the goats and with Seka. well, he's always been a bit pushy with Seka, willing to growl and put her on the ground over the food agression. now he's starting to space-challenge the goats as well. we have a kennel building, runs are indoor/outdoor with a self closing panel the dogs and goats can open between the inside/outside areas. we have 2 runs open to the dogs and goats, along with an open yard about 75x75'. sometimes the goats will be in the inside area of one of the runs and Turk comes to the panel door, where he's now growling at the goats, who are prone to defend the door. if I tell him "knock it off" he'll immediately stop growling, then goes around to the other run and comes in. however, if I'm out of sight, the behavior persits. the dogs have been living with the goats 24/7. I can keep them in the runs separate from the goats if needed, but the runs are small for these dogs, and I don't have a lot of time each day to supervise and correct behavior as I work off site. so. first, will fixing him affect this behavior? next, the jury has been out as to if Turk is going to make it as a LGD. given this new behavior, I'm starting to have my doubts. he's a complete love with me, seeks petting (perhaps more than I'd prefer, given his job), and barks appropriately at strange people and animals on the property. I'm looking for a strategy for managing this and correcting it, after all he is still a very young dog, or an opinion on how to evaluate if he's going to be unsuitable for livestock duty, or if we can tell at this age. if he's not going to make it as a stock guarding dog, I'll need to start looking for a replacement, and considering where he's going to fit, if he needs a new home, and what kind of home is appropriate. thanks for your help.