Ever since we got Brian, 7 weeks ago, he has taken a dislike to my future son in law (SIL), that practically is a daily feature in our home. But each and every time Brian see's him, he goes off and runs to hide beside me/behind me and gets brave from back there.
So we've had SIL hand feeding him treats for being brave and approaching.
SIL announcing his arrivals with hi Brian, its just me on entering, and ignoring the dog.
And i swear, i have not changed Brian one iota!
eg. SIL can have fed him bacon, got a nice cuddle, Brian's gone all floppy from having his head massaged by
SIL, then SIL goes to kitchen, turns and comes back in room, and Brians off again. And we start all over.
Never is progress learning, applied to next situation.
And im getting annnoyed now.
I want to whack a bucket over his head for gobbing off, throughout the night's visit. each time BIL moves in the house. Its annoying.
7 weeks of counter training has = no change. Hates him, always has, always will attitude.
Brian's aggressive barking is instrumental to get the lad to bugger off. (which doesnt work, as i tried it myself in past) When SIL doesnt move away from Brian, Brian runs and hides. He does not confront trouble. He avoids.
What i would like is:
Brian to cease barking, growling, staring at SIL, he doesnt have to like him, just show some bloody manners.
When Brian doesnt back down he gets thrown out by me, every time, for past 7 weeks, and still he does it.