Here's the thing about trading your dog for something of "high value", as your dog is #snarling, #growling, bearing teeth, essentially resource guarding something your dog perceives as valuable...like a toy, #bone, their own #kibble, or even a much valued item of yours...It is a common suggestion from trainers who do not believe in #correcting bad #dogbehavior, that you should distract the dog by trading your dog for something of higher value. I completely #disagree. In fact, in my experience, dogs which are afforded the opportunity to "trade" during their episodes of resource guarding, tend to escalate in their resource guarding intensity. Why? Because the dog is essentially rewarded for their guarding behavior with a high value trade and often, the dog is being rewarded while the owner feels a sense unavoidable #fearful #excitement. This is not a safe combination. An entitled adrenalized dog, along with an owner that is freaked out and trying to quell the situation instantly with the only option provided. If your dog has developed this #dangerous behavior, please know the behavior is resolvable. I encourage you to seek out a balanced dog trainer near you, and have the issue addressed properly through first basic obedience training, and later behavior modification. The safety of your dog, yourself, family, and your friends is paramount. Bottom line, you should avoid #rewarding your dog for #resourceguarding.