I am the owner of a 15 week old malamute bitch pup and her training has thrown up a problem. When preparing her meal, she growls if I touch her before I put the bowl down. Another thing is when strangers are stroking her, she has ocasionally growled, every time, tidbits had recently been given to her. Otherwise, when she is eating from her bowl, I can touch her and can put my fingers in the bowl without reaction. There are no problems taking chews off her as she drops them on command. This appears to be a dominance thing, but I'm not sure on what is the best way to tackle it. Comments would be appreciated.