hello I have had a dog for a month now and he is so timid but he isn't aggressive in any way. I just know he is scared. He allows me to walk him, lay with him, lay with my kids, and he listens to the word no. but he barks and growls at my boyfriend and some other people who come in but after awhile he is fine. what do I do I really want to train him but he is so scared.
Maybe you could go out the door and give your boyfriend treats to give him, go back inside, and then let boyfriend come in and speak softly to him while handing him treats. If he's growling even while seeing the treat, he should probably just speak softly to the dog, lay the treat in the floor, and then go about his business, giving the dog space. (don't want anyone to get bit!) Hopefully doggy will get used to him, and see guests as nice people with treats! I'd do this for any guests for a while.