Scent Marking and Resource Guarding Correlations

I also see a strong correlation between these ‘scent-marking’ behaviors and dogs who fail the Resource Guarding portions and sometimes the Stranger Tests. It seems to me that whether it is a human-to-human relationship or a dog-to-human relationship, the healthiest and least risky relationships are ones based significantly on respect, friendship, love, shared joy, etc. and the most risky, least healthy relationships are ones where the majority of the relationship is based on treating the other as property, or as if the other is ‘owned’. I wonder if when a dog shows no sociability, but scent marks the tester and the furniture in the testing room throughout, whether he is claiming these as his own property, tagging them as resources to guard.