Maya turned 2 years in March. Last summer, she was cool as a cucumber when we all sat on the porch. All of the sudden this summer, she’s growling at passersby, cars pulling in/out of driveways, and people down the street walking AWAY from her. She doesn’t lunge at people and when someone’s coming to the door, or if we’re on a hike, her tail’s wagging while she’s growling and she moves towards them submissively.
The interesting part is shes she’s only doing it when we’re outside with her. If she’s out alone, she’ll watch the UPS guy walk up to the door with no incident. So it seems like it’s a protective thing. I’m playing email tag with our trainer, but figured I’d ask you all what your thoughts are on the reasons and any tips you may have.