My 7 week kitten likes to resource guard. She gets her favorite toy and runs around growling. If you try to take it from her she gets aggressive. I KNOW this is a problem behavior, but what is the best way to deal with it. I need to nip it now.
Offer her a treat, (small bit of cheese, or something she really likes) and when she drops her toy to eat the treat take the toy, but then throw it for her. Make a game of it. She should soon drop the toy as soon as she smells a treat. Or before you give her the toy, bat it back and forth between your hands and then bat it toward her.