Barking at guests
by Peter Fitsimmons
We have a 5 year old Standard called Tilly.
She is very well behaved except when we have visitors to the house when she gets very aggressive. Barking loudly, growling; never biting but sometimes snapping etc. when people walk in the door. She settles after a while but it is very intimidating for our friends, friends kids etc. who are wary which she seems to pick up on.
This also happens when our friends get up to leave after she has settled down and it starts happening again.
I realise she is being territorial and protecting our family but is there anything we can do to stop or curb this behaviour?
Thanks for your help.