Well Apple has been great, except she's awful, and I mean awful, when someone comes to the door. Like my SO. I thought she was going to go through the front door at him when he came back after starting his truck this morning, then again this afternoon after his run. Even when I went out with him and came back in she barked and growled from the top of the stairs. My mother came over while we were at work to see how she would react (in her crate in the spare bedroom). They met Sunday night with no issues. dog was in crate when she arrived and came out to meet her fine. Today my mother came in the house and there was no barking. Just the sound of her getting up in the crate. Went to the doorway and nightmare. Apple was clearly terrified, shaking and cowering in the back of the crate. But snarling and barking at the same time. She couldn't get her calmed down no matter what she tried. She left and came back about a half hour later. Called Apple's name when she came in the door and was greeted with wiggling and happiness once she hit the spare room. But who knows what might have happened had she been loose.
Speaking of loose-unless she's in her crate when we are gone she will likely tear the house apart-judging by the damage to the front door when we left for a few minutes.
This dog will fetch forever, loves my SO inside or outside. He can get out of the truck in the driveway without a problem when she's outside, let her out of the crate with no trouble. She's not food aggressive, knows several commands, loves her toys, I taught her to run on the treadmill in 5 minutes. She can be trusted in the yard to stick around.
But I'm not sure she's safe with the episodes today. He did go out once and come right back in and she was fine. I had my cousin come over and come in slowly while I held on to her at the top of the stairs (elevated bungalow). She barked and carried on then ran over to her when I let her go and did nothing. Tried again without me hanging on to her and all she did was bark and run down the stairs.
She was fine with my mother's dogs at their place other than when my mother's Havanese got a bit nippy with her and they snarled a bit but quit when told to. Haven't taken her back yet-will try again tomorrow. We are going to the vet for a check up so we will see if she behaves. I don't know how I'm going to keep her if she won't let my SO or anyone else in the house safely. We will try again tomorrow morning. My cousin from PA wants to take her if it just won't work here but she has a 7 year old daughter so we just aren't sure.
Anyway, I'm fairly sad and quite scared she will hurt someone. We can overlook lots of minor issues, but this seems like a dealbreaker if it doesn't improve.