|Daisy and Tanner in laundry room.|
Today my daughter had her friend over. Her friend is terrified of our dogs even though the only one that will do any harm is Daisy because of her fear aggression. They hate to be confined to the laundry room and ever time her friend walks into the kitchen (the laundry room door is glass) they will bark at her. Tanner is the worst he hates to be confined and will bark. Many people think he is aggressive because he will bark constantly if he sees them from the laundry room.
Today they actually remained calm when she came into the kitchen and ate at the table. The only time Tanner became upset was when the kids were running around and making noise. All three dogs seem to making progress even though it was not directly related to their training, so working with them I think is helping them to feel more comfortable around humans. Maybe the training I did yesterday in the car with Daisy helped her to feel more comfortable when someone comes to visit.
My husband also had his friend over and Daisy especially hates men. But after the initial barking they were able to calm themselves and relax on their beds. So you may at times feel that you are not making any progress and then one day you just realize that you work is starting to pay off.