Thanks for the advice! I haven't really had a chance to spend much time with the dog, as she's been gone for a month since I moved in. I give her treats often and always make her sit before I give them to her. I don't think I could just walk in, even with heavy clothes on. I understand she sense my fear and intimidation and I'm not really sure how to over come that (obviously "face your fears" but easier said than done). My room mate suggested taking her for a walk and I thought this evening I would do so, play with her etc. I'm hoping it will only take a couple days for her to get used to me coming in and out of the house and will at least tolerate letting me in. The barking doesn't bother me, the stance does.