He is a 1 1/2 yr old Male Lhasa Apso, rescued from a family that left him crated 24/7. He wasn't a dog in that sense, more like some sort of caged rabbit for the first whole year of his life. We got him in December, he was the PERFECT dog back then. Smart little guy too, he learned all of his tricks; sit, stay, come, dance, shake, high 5, play dead... he knows it all
In March I took the job at PetsMart. After that, the dog just went nuts on me. He LOVES my boyfriend who lives with us, but won't let me pet or hold him. Like I said, he won't even let me in the door anymore. I don't know if he feels abandoned, or if he feels as if I'm the lower member of the pack now, because he's the only one here all day or what.
We've since restricted him from sleeping in the bedroom with us, no more bedroom now, he's not the alpha male, and doesn't get to sleep in there. He also isn't allowed in the kitchen when we eat, and he gets fed after we eat, I was told that this will also throw him down a knotch, since in "pack behavior" the lower dog eats last.
When he growls at me, we've started blowing a whistle, because this distracts him, and he stops growling, it re-directs his attention momentarily, and he sort of forgets he was angry. We're using food as a positive reward for allowing me to walk through doors, and allowing me to pet him... eventually i'm sure we'll get this worked out.