Dog Growls At Husband Sometimes

“I have a husband who thinks he knows it all when it comes to dogs. However, one of my dogs will still growl at him to this day. The other day I gave her a bone that she took to her crate and was fine until my husband started walking around. Then she started growling.

Dog Growls At Husband

I went over to her crate to correct her but by that time she stopped growling, so I called my husband over and the growling started again. I then gave her a couple of corrections because the growling didn’t stop with the first one. Once she stopped growling I allowed her to go back to her bone. On a side note, friends can come in and walk around when she has a bone and my other dog can be in the same room with his bone and there is no growling. It’s only when my husband moves around that the growling starts. She will also growl at him if I am in my bedroom and he walks in that direction. I’ve repeatedly told my husband that he needs to get the dogs respect and become the alpha, but he acts as though I don’t know what I’m talking about. So my question is, is there a way that I can stop this behavior on my own?”

Adam replies: 

Your corrections need to be more motivational. However: The dog will likely keep doing it when you’re not around, so if he’s not willing to correct the dog, then the dog should be crated where she will not be around your husband.

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