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I don't think Jilly likes my grandpa. We're staying with my grandparents (who live next door to my parents) for the weekend and every time my grandpa walks by the couch Jilly is on she barks (quietly) at him, sometimes she even growls softly. Then when he sits back down in the living room with us she just sits and stares at him warily. If he reaches toward her to let her smell his hand she shifts backwards. She's been doing this yesterday and today. She was fine meeting him in our house on Thursday when they came down for graduation.

She's still doing it this afternoon, even though he fed her breakfast from his hands this morning and he took her for a 40 minute walk earlier! He also watched her while C went out with my mom for a couple of hours and I went out with my grandma.

I have no idea why she's acting this way. He was in Florida this winter so she didn't meet him until Thursday. He hasn't done anything to her that would cause her to be scared. I'm wondering if he reminds her of someone she knew from before we got her? He's the *only* person she's ever met and not liked. Everyone else she insists on greeting happily and licking and slicks her ears back in anticipation.

Is there something different we should do other than what we've been doing (having him feed her, ignoring her reactions to him to not emphasize there being a problem, letting him pet her every now and then)? My grandma says that she's acting this way because she likes him, and thinks he'll play, but I really don't think that's it, it looks like fear to me. My mom does nothing but play with Jilly and when Jilly sees her she doesn't bark, she slicks her ears back, wags her tail, and bounces on her hind feet. My grandpa is very tall and thin, he's not loud over dramatic either. He also hasn't *played* with Jilly at all, he's petted her, but generally at their house we keep her on the couch to make sure she doesn't get overexcited and forget to ask to go outside to potty.

He did scare her yesterday morning when he went down the stairs (she barked when she heard him) but the same thing happened *this* morning when my grandma went down the stairs and she isn't barking at her during the day, plus she couldn't see who was on the stairs due to the door being closed.
 

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It's very possible that she's scared of him, there doesn't have to be a reason, but she is. For now, have him back off and IGNORE her, let her take the initiative to aproach HIM and REWARD her for doing so. Let him know not to bend over her or look at her squarely (front to front).
 
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