Am just a little concerned after an incident that occurred over the weekend.
After going out to dinner on Friday night with another couple, they came into the house afterward to meet Buckley for the first time. He is a 5 month staffy x. Anyway, they both came rushing in and proceeded to put there hands up to his face. He was backed into a corner and before i could say "just let him come to you" he had snapped and snarled at them. No biting but i was very shocked and so were they. In the 5 minutes they were there, he warmed to our female friend but would still let our male friend no where near him!
I like to think we socialised him a lot when he was little. When we first got him he was very shy, and took a while to warm to my brother and dad. The second time he met one of my OH's male friends, he barked at carried on at him for a good 5 minutes before settling. But he is now great with all of the above people. He is always very wary of strangers (especially males), but just needs to time to be allowed to approach them.
He is generally good with other dogs, just very dominant and excitable. Am just curious if this is normal type behaviour or something i need to get under control? I get a little worried taking him for walks because we pass so many people that always stop to try and pat him, and i can see he is very uncomfortable with this!