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A little info about Sadie and me.. Sadie has been with me since 8 weeks old she is now 9 months. We took our 1st OB class at 5 months and she was the star of the class. She greeted every one and played with other dogs during down time. Just and all around social butterfly. We took 2 months off because classes were not offered at the time. The next class we signed up for is Rally class. That is where the problems began. Sadie seems to enjoy class most of the time the issues I am having with here are when some one whats to pet her she will now growl at them.She is fine standing next to someone even walking by and they touch her , they can walk up to me and we can talk and shake hands , hug whatever but as soon as they greet her she growls. She does well in class around the other dogs .. she is not agressive to them unless they run to me off leashe and then she seems like she is protecting me and will growl and stand in front of me. I am not sure how to deal with this I correct her and she stops but we have never taken it any futher like them petting her. Am I making the problem worse? My trainer thinks it is a phase and she will grow out of it. She also thinks maybe Sadie is just stressed. I don't know what to think..I am very interested in agility and Rally do you all think that is possiable with her? Sorry so long. I am open to any and all suggestions.
Thanks ahead of time.
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